Mesaba Airlines won a reprieve late Monday when a US Bankruptcy Court judge denied unionized employees the right to strike against the bankrupt carrier. Unions representing pilots, flight attendants and mechanics had threatened to walk off the job if the company moved forward with its plan to impose pay cuts as part of its restructuring plan. It aims to trim some 17.5% from its labor costs, a figure the unions have said is impossible to achieve. Judge Gregory Kishel granted Mesaba's request ...

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