United Strikes?

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United Airlines' flight attendants union says it'll stage intermittent strikes if the company goes ahead with a plan to terminate traditional employee pensions.

Last week, the airline agreed to a tentative plan to shift responsibility for the pensions to the government's Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.

United says it will save $645million per year. But Association of Flight Attendants spokesman Greg Davidowitch says the plan would destroy workers' retirement security.

United spokeswoman Jean Medina says the company thinks the flight attendants' proposed actions would be illegal. She says United would still consider any alternative pension plan that meets its business needs.

A federal bankruptcy judge is expected to rule on the settlement following a May 10th hearing.