AirTran Airways pilots, represented by the National Pilots Assn., applied to the National Mediation Board for mediation services in their negotiations with management. According to the union, the two sides have been in "Section-six contract negotiations" since December and management only has made it to the bargaining table for a total of six and one-half days of talks. "We are calling on the NMB to step in and play its time-honored role of honest broker. Given AirTran management's ...

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