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Mesaba Gets Go-Ahead To Void Union Contracts

Law360 (July 17, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A bankruptcy court judge Friday approved Mesaba Airlines Inc.’s motion to reject its labor contracts with its three largest unions, provided it gives them 10 days notice.

Before that happens, though, the carrier said it will first go back to the negotiating table with its 1,320 represented pilots, mechanics and flight attendants in an attempt to avoid a strike.

“We prefer consensual agreements and believe that they are in the best interest of all involved,” said Mesaba President John Spanjers. “However, Northwest Airlines’ bankruptcy and its...
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