Northwest Airlines' 7,677 customer service and reservations staff, represented by the International Assn. of Machinists, voted yesterday to ratify a concessionary contract with the airline, while 5,632 equipment service employees, also represented by IAM, rejected a similar agreement. The carrier's 42 IAM-represented flight simulator technicians and support specialists also vetoed the new deal. NWA had been seeking $190 million in annual cost savings from IAM employees. In a statement, the ...

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