Judge Delays Ruling On Mesaba Strike

Law360, New York (October 18, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Postponing a standoff between beleaguered Mesaba Aviation Inc. and its unions, a bankruptcy judge has delayed making a decision on whether Mesaba employees may strike, while still refusing to grant Mesaba permission to make pay cuts.

Judge Gregory Kishel said he would rule either later this week or early next week. He barred the airline from imposing new terms while he deliberated.

He also barred Mesaba’s creditors from threatening to liquidate the company if Mesaba did not receive permission for the wage cuts it allegedly needs...
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