Northwest Airlines is talking to its major unions about the possibility of delaying by two months a court hearing to rule on its request for pay and benefit reductions and work rule changes valued at $1.4 billion. In exchange, the unions would have to agree to provide "interim financial relief" valued at 60% of the targeted $840 million beginning this month. In a statement released yesterday, NWA said it has been in discussions with the Air Line Pilots Assn., the International Assn. of ...

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