Court Approves Northwest Pilots' Pay Cuts

Law360, New York (June 14, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Northwest scored another minor victory in its lengthy bankruptcy case on Wednesday when a court approved around $550 million in wage and benefit concessions from the airlines’ pilots, baggage handlers and ground workers, none of which will go into effect until the airline works out a deal with flight attendants.

The major unions representing the workers in the Northwest bankruptcy negotiated a clause stipulating that none of the concessions are valid until they are all approved.

This puts more pressure on Northwest to settle with the...
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