Northwest Defeated In Unemployment Benefit Battle

Law360, New York (September 15, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a boost for Northwest’s rank-and-file workers, the Minnesota Court of Appeals has ruled that the airline’s mechanics and technicians should not have been denied unemployment benefits at the beginning of their union’s strike.

On Wednesday, the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA), the union representing Northwest's mechanics and technicians, announced the news, hailing the court’s decision as a huge win.

"The winning of the unemployment benefits in the Court of Appeals is a victory for our members on NWA and a victory for justice,” said AMFA...
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