Northwest Airlines flight attendants, represented by the Assn. of Flight Attendants-CWA, suffered what the union called a "shocking and swiping blow" last Friday when a US Bankruptcy Court judge upheld a Circuit Court ruling that the airline had a right to reject its collective bargaining agreement with cabin staff despite its economic recovery, as well as NWA's effort to deny AFA's two proofs of claim worth $1.2 billion. The former "has no basis in law," Judge Allan Gropper wrote, and the ...

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