Brad Bartholomew's Viewpoint is probably correct that the Railway Labor Act (RLA) needs overhaul (AW&ST June 2, p. 58). While I am not familiar with the Communities for Economic Strength Through Aviation (Cesta) proposals, I am suspicious if top airline executives are behind changes to the RLA. It seems Bartholomew forgot that U.S. air transportation per se is a national, prioritized public service provided by private industry to benefit the American people. From the beginning, the ...


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