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American Airline Employees Hold Rally In Washington

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Hundreds of American Airlines and US Airways employees are in Washington Wednesday for a rally at the US Capitol in support of the merger of the two airlines.

The US Department of Justice filed a lawsuit to block the merger earlier this year and the two airlines said in response, they're sending employees to the nation's capitol in hopes of changing the minds of Congress towards the merger.

The event is called a "D.C. Fly-In."

9/6/2013 Related Story: American Airlines To Send Employees To Washington DC Merger Rally

Airline officials say 300 employees from both airlines "will visit the US Capitol to meet with senators and congressmen in an effort to directly communicate the benefits of the merger for all stakeholders."

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In addition, both airlines have encouraged their employees to write lawmakers.

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