What we’re reading: US Airways pilots sue carrier, 911 service in the skies, TSA pays to settle lawsuit


US Airways pilots sue carrier

US Airways pilots have sued the carrier contending “the company has violated its legal obligation to bargain in good faith.”

Among its allegations, the union says US Airways (NYSE:LCC) has intentionally failed to “exert every reasonable effort” to reach a settlement regarding a collective-bargaining agreement.

In addition, the union says the carrier has “unilaterally altered the parties’ collective-bargaining agreements by intentionally frustrating and abrogating the contractual grievance and arbitration procedures outlined in the collective bargaining agreements.”

911 emergency service comes to the sky

InFlight labs announced that they will deploy a new “”Inflight Emergency-911 Service.”

With one touch, an airline pilot or flight crew member will be able to access a secure network providing immediate two-way communication between the aircraft and the Inflight 911 team on the ground as well as numerous government agencies, such as the Federal Aviation Administration, the Department of Homeland Security, FEMA, the FBI or the CIA.

Tiny payout In TSA breast exposure lawsuit

The TSA has paid $2350 to settle a lawsuit brought by a Texas woman who said that her breasts were exposed during a pat-down screening.

In response to a Freedom of Information Act request, the Department of Justice released a copy of the settlement agreement reached earlier this year with Lynsie Murley, the 24-year-old Amarillo woman who sued the TSA for negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress in connection with the May 2008 incident at the Corpus Christi airport.