Northwest Flight Attendants Can Strike, Judge Says

Law360, New York (August 17, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Flight attendants for Northwest Airlines have the right to strike in response to the company’s failure to agree on a collective bargaining agreement, a federal bankruptcy judge ruled Thursday.

Judge Allan Gropper of the Southern District of New York ruled that he did not have the authority to block the strike by issuing a preliminary injunction, which the airline had requested him to do.

“Today we sent a strong message to corporate America: you cannot keep taking from your employees without a fight,” said Mollie Reiley,...
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