Flight attendants and mechanics at United Airlines both threatened to engage in strike action if the carrier's agreement to terminate its pension plans is approved by the US Bankruptcy Court at a May 11 hearing. United, which previously has said that it must terminate and replace its pensions in order to exit Chapter 11 bankruptcy, last month reached an agreement with the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. that calls for the agency to terminate and become trustee of the company's four pension ...

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