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Northwest Abandons Key Flight Attendant Request: Union

Law360 (February 28, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- In what amounts to a significant concession, bankrupt Northwest Airlines Corp. has reportedly retreated from an earlier demand to staff overseas flights with mainly non-U.S flight attendants, according to the airline’s Professional Flight Attendants Association.

The embattled carrier, which filed for bankruptcy in September 2005, is currently seeking to reject its union contracts with pilots and flight attendants, but the two sides are still trying to negotiate new collective bargaining agreements.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Allan Gropper indicated that he would rule by Wednesday on whether Northwest...
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