Northwest Airlines flight attendants, prevented from engaging in work actions by a US federal judge last week (ATWOnline, Sept. 18), yesterday declared negotiations with management at an "impasse" and asked the National Mediation Board for a release from further mediated talks with the carrier, the first step toward gaining legal authority to strike under US laws governing airline labor relations. The cabin crew workers, represented by the Assn. of Flight Attendants-CWA, believe NWA was in ...

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