Air Line Pilots Assn. elected a new president, signaling that its members are "prepared to move into a new period of strong, concerted action to rebuild their profession," according to the union. John Prater, a 767 captain with Continental Airlines, narrowly defeated two-term, eight-year incumbent Duane Woerth. "After five years of concessionary bargaining, lost pensions and battered work rules, our pilots are primed to take offensive action," Prater said. "This may mean a return to the ...

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