Northwest Flight Attendants Union Backs Down

Law360, New York (April 27, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- After months of warring, a union for the Northwest Airlines Corp. flight attendants has decided to lay down its sword and tentatively agree to pay cuts in exchange for a $182 million claim in the airline’s bankruptcy case.

On Thursday, the attendants reached a delicate agreement with the beleaguered airline, a week after a judge upheld $195 million in pay slashes that Northwest wanted to impose.

"A concessionary agreement is never cause to celebrate and is never easy," said Jay Hong, the president of the Northwest...
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