Mesaba Airlines, a regional partner of Northwest Airlines, reached a truce with its pilots, flight attendants and mechanics who ratified contracts intended to reduce the carrier's labor costs by some 15%. The tentative agreements, reached four weeks ago, came after months of acrimonious wrangling between Mesaba management and union leaders from the Air Line Pilots Assn., Assn. of Flight Attendants (ATWOnline, Oct. 31) and Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Assn (ATWOnline, Nov. 2). The ALPA ...

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