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Northwest mechanics seek release from contract talks

The Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Assn yesterday reversed itself and asked the National Mediation Board to release the union from contract talks with Northwest Airlines, citing the carrier's refusal to "take contract negotiations seriously."

In May, the union successfully blocked a similar request by Northwest. If NMB grants AMFA's request, it then will offer to arbitrate a settlement. Should either party reject this, the Board will declare an impasse, initiating a 30-day cooling-off period after which the airline can impose a contract and the union may strike.


 

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