Northwest Airlines and negotiators for its pilots union reached a tentative agreement on a new contract Friday afternoon, postponing the near-term possibility that the US Bankruptcy Court will impose a settlement, potentially leading to a walkout by the pilots. In a statement, NWA said the agreement provides all of the $358 million in annual labor and benefit cost savings it is seeking from cockpit crewmembers. Further details were not provided. The accord is subject to approval by the Air ...

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