Judge Approves Northwest's Deal With AFA

Law360, New York (May 22, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A bankruptcy judge has signed off on a deal between Northwest Airlines Corp and its flight attendants’ union, potentially settling years of heated to and fro.

Judge Allan Gropper issued his order Monday approving the airline’s new collective bargaining agreement with the Association of Flight Attendants, which the carrier says will align its labor costs with its competitors and is necessary to its viability.

Northwest said in its motion for approval of the settlement that the deal, which does away with the old collective bargaining agreement,...
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