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October 08, 2013

DOJ tells court the TWU shouldn't be given "intervenor status"

In a three-page filing made on Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Justice said the Transport Workers Union should not be given "intervenor" status in its antitrust case to stop the merger of American Airlines and US Airways.

"Despite closely monitoring this action since its inception and participating in an amicus brief at an earlier stage urging the Court to resolve this action on an expedited schedule, the TWU has waited until the eve of the close of fact discovery and only six weeks before the start of trial to file its request for intervention. This request is untimely," the filing said.

The TWU, which represents 23,000 mechanices, store clerks, flight dispatchers and ground crew workers at American, had asked the court for intervenor status in the case as the outcome affects thousands of its members.

To download the filing of the DOJ's opposition to the TWU click here.

-Andrea Ahles

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