AIR Wisconsin, union reach tentative agreements after negotiating for almost two years

Tuesday, September 4th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Air Wisconsin has reached tentative agreements with the union representing its mechanics and clerical, office, passenger and fleet service workers, federal mediators said Tuesday.

Both agreements will be submitted to the International Association of Machinists membership for a ratification vote, the National Mediation Board said.

Air Wisconsin had been in mediated negotiations with both groups since November 2000.

The Appleton, Wis.-based commuter airline, which operates as United Express, serves 44 cities in 20 states, feeding United Airlines at its two largest hubs of Chicago and Denver.

Air Wisconsin reached an agreement with its pilots last month that avoided a strike in the middle of the busy summer season.