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Midway Pilots Meet With Union After Layoffs

Posted August 21, 2001 10:25 a.m. EDT

— A week after massive layoffs at Midway Airlines were announced, pilots met with their union leaders Monday.

National representatives from the Airline Pilots Association held a meeting to talk about what has happened and to show the pilots their support.

"The pilots' morale is fine, it's cohesive, we're sticking together as a group. We have unity and we're prepared to stay here and support Raleigh-Durham," says pilot Jeff Mitchell, Midway union spokesman.

Midway filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and furloughed nearly 200 pilots and 500 other employees.

Union leaders would not discuss the status of any talks with Midway.