David N. Siegel, president and chief executive of US Airways, has postponed meeting with employees to discuss cost-cutting measures. Last month, US Airways reprimanded its flight attendants for abusing their use of leave time, undermining the airline's ability to provide dependable service. Executives have also informed employees that the airline may need millions of dollars in concessions from workers as it tries to remain profitable and competitive. Strong resistance from workers and unions has met cost reduction proposals.
See Keith L. Alexander, The Washington Post, January 7, 2004