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Pay Cuts Sustained For Northwest Flight Attendants

Law360 (February 9, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Despite heated opposition from its flight attendants union, an interim pay cut agreement between embattled Northwest Airlines Corp. and the union has been extended while longer-term concessionary contracts are negotiated.

Northwest argued that if the pay cut agreement was slashed, it would cost the company an additional $9 million a week to return workers to their previous pay levels. Doing so would also void interim agreements with the Air Line Pilots Association union and International Association of Machinists union, the airline said.

The pay cut agreement,...
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