Republic, Purdue team up to bolster pilot ranks

The company says the shortage is partly to blame for its decreased profits, and the university fears the low pay that’s driving the shortage could threaten student interest in its professional flight school.

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Republic on quest to quell pilot strife

A years-long contract dispute between the airline, officially Republic Airways Holdings Inc., and the labor union that represents its pilots has grown bitter under the stress of a new lawsuit.

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Work rules split pilots, Republic

Republic Airways Holdings and the union that represents its pilots are so far apart in contract talks that the National Mediation Board in Washington, D.C., won’t schedule more meetings between the parties. Republic has agreed to higher pay, but the union wants significant changes to work rules that affect quality of life and, the union insists, passenger safety.

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