Northwest Flight Attendants Request Union Change

Law360, New York (April 10, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A month after reaching a tentative agreement with bankrupt Northwest Airlines, an overwhelming majority of flight attendants are now seeking to replace the union that negotiated the deal with a different labor organization.

A majority of flight attendants have asked the national Mediation Board to call the election, hoping to replace the Professional Flight Attendants Association with the Association of Flight Attendants.

The PFAA negotiated a plan in March that included $195 million in labor cost savings toward Northwest’s target to lower its annual labor expenses...
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