Northwest Airlines yesterday received bankruptcy court approval to impose temporary wage and benefit reductions valued at $114 million per year on its ground workers represented by the International Assn. of Machinists. NWA sought authority under Section 1113e after it was unable to reach agreement with the union on temporary pay and benefit reductions. Pilots ratified an interim contract Tuesday totaling $215 million in annual givebacks (ATWOnline, Nov. 16), while flight attendants have ...

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