Northwest Reaches Last-Minute Deal With Union

Law360, New York (July 18, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Northwest Airlines Corp. has reached a tentative agreement with the new labor union representing its flight attendants, avoiding a strike and freeing the bankrupt carrier to save an estimated $195 million per year.

The airline received court approval to shed its flight attendant contracts if the union didn’t come to an agreement by Monday morning. As the deadline arrived, a deal was near and both sides worked past it until a tentative agreement was signed.

The tentative agreement includes deep pay cuts and work rule changes,...
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