Northwest And Flight Attendants Union Strike Deal

Law360, New York (March 1, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Bankrupt Northwest Airlines Corp. and its flight attendants union reached a pay cut agreement Wednesday, helping the beleaguered airline steer clear of a potential employee strike for now.

The deal, which still needs to be ratified by the union leaders and the 9,700 employees represented by the Professional Flight Attendants Association, included $195 million in labor cost savings toward Northwest’s target to lower its annual labor expenses by $1.4 billion.

The Air Line Pilots Association, the pilots union, and Northwest were still working on negotiations by...
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