A US Bankruptcy Court last week gave Northwest Airlines permission to terminate its labor contract with 9,300 flight attendants and replace it with a tentative concessions agreement reached between the airline and union leaders in March. But the court instituted a 14-day stay on the decision so as to give negotiations for a new agreement more time. Northwest and the flight attendants' union reached a tentative agreement on a contract providing $195 million in annual concessions but the deal ...

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