Northwest Airlines and its unions sparred in court for an eighth day Friday over the bankrupt carrier's request for permission to terminate labor contracts covering its pilot and flight attendant workforces and impose new terms and conditions. A spokesperson for the Professional Flight Attendants Assn. told the Associated Press that the union offered to reduce its pay by 22.5% and accept the elimination of 1,553 jobs through voluntary severance agreements. NWA wants to hire 800 non-US flight ...

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