By Keith Laing - 12/05/13 09:05 AM EST
The merger of US Airways and American Airlines is facing turbulence because of a labor dispute, the Los Angeles Times reports.
The airlines are expected to bring their merger in for a landing on Monday, but the companies have not yet reached a deal with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers union, which represents US Air’s mechanics.
US Air is concerned that the union will interrupt flights to convince the company to come to terms on a labor agreement, according to the paper.
The paper reported the union has denied any plans to cause issues with US Air flights during the holiday season.
The company is scheduled to formally close its merger with American on Dec. 9.