Judge OKs Incentive Deal for Mesaba Execs

Law360, New York (January 25, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- In a blow to Mesaba Aviation’s rank and file workers, a federal bankruptcy judge has ruled that the struggling regional carrier can proceed with a plan that would offer executives millions of dollars in proposed incentives and severance benefits.

Mesaba’s mechanics, flight attendants, and pilots blasted the proposal earlier this week, descrying the plan’s “inequity.”

At a time when many employees are being asked to take pay cuts of 20%, the unions feel the promise of executive bonuses seems unfair.

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