Delta Strikes Pilot Deal That Could Affect Southwest, United

Delta Strikes Pilot Deal That Could Affect Southwest, United

Over the last year, Delta pilots have been going head-to-head with the airline over labor issues. "We are willing to give blood to make this go, but we are not willing to finance mistakes going forward," Delta pilot John Urbik told TheStreet's reporter back in 2006 during difficult contract negotiations. Last week, Delta and the union representing the airline's pilots announced that they had reached an early deal in which pilots would get the salary hike of about 34% over the next four years.