Judge Orders Mesaba, Unions Back To Bargaining Table

Law360, New York (May 19, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Bankruptcy Judge in charge of bankrupt air carrier Mesaba Aviation Inc.’s Chapter 11 case has struck down a motion by the company that sought permission to reject its collective bargaining agreements with its workers, in a ruling that sends both sides back to the bargaining table.

Judge Gregory F. Kishel’s denied Mesaba’s 1113(c) motion Thursday, issuing a 98-page ruling that urged both parties to negotiate a “consensual resolution,” and took issue with the fact that Mesaba hadn’t made enough information available to the unions....
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