Pilots from Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines voted to approve a joint contract that will take effect when the carriers' planned merger is finalized. DL CEO Richard Anderson confirmed the positive vote yesterday and called it a "historic milestone" that would facilitate the merger. Missing from the joint contract is a pact on seniority list integration, but both groups have agreed to enter into arbitration by year end to resolve the issue if "good faith" negotiations fail to do so ...

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