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Byline: Lou Whiteman
US Airways Group Inc. received some vital financial support Thursday, Jan. 6, when a bankruptcy judge cleared the way for the airline to cancel its labor agreement with its mechanics, a move that would buy the company time to complete its reorganization.
Judge Stephen Mitchell of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia authorized the airline to void its collective bargaining agreements with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers if the mechanics do not approve a new deal in the coming weeks.
US Airways said Thursday that the IAM has agreed to send the company's last offer to its …