Breakdown Of $888M Payout Fair, Northwest Union Says

Law360, New York (November 23, 2010, 2:44 PM EST) -- The Northwest Airlines Inc. pilots union has shot back at six retired pilots who told a federal appeals court that the union discriminated against older members when it divvied up an $888 million claim from the now-defunct airline’s bankruptcy, arguing that it based payouts on the amount of time pilots worked under a restructuring agreement rather than their age.


The Air Line Pilots Association didn’t violate the Age Discrimination in Employment Act when it gave reduced shares of the bankruptcy claim to some retirees because...
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