Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Assn., representing Northwest Airlines' mechanics, said it filed an unfair labor practices grievance with Northwest over the company's use of Airbus employees in violation of its union agreement to repair the A319 that was damaged in a ground collision with a DC-9 in May. "Northwest had AMFA technicians disassemble the plane, issued layoff notices and brought in the Airbus replacement workers to finish the work," AMFA charged.

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