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Mesaba Workers Brace For Worst  
User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2375 times:

MESABA WORKERS BRACE FOR WORST: Many face uncertain future as airline seeks to cut costs

In three days last week, Nick Birchfield and his coworkers at Mesaba Airlines raised nearly $600 selling used cassette tapes, pots and pans, vintage furniture and more from his front yard in Wayne.

It was one way that 32-year-old Birchfield and other flight attendants tried to prepare for an uncertain future that could include a strike, pay cuts or layoffs.

Mesaba, which operates more than 80 flights a day at Metro Airport for Northwest Airlines, is reorganizing under bankruptcy protection. The company says it must cut wages and lay off workers, and it is seeking a judge's approval to do so....


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User currently offlineClipper707 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 99 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2190 times:

If XJ strikes and shuts down, what carrier will pick up the small cities like APN
PLN, MQT, CIU, MKG, CMX and others?
I hope this doesn't happen.

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User currently offlineAcidradio From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1880 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2070 times:

NW will bid the work out to another carrier if that happens.

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User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 8140 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2010 times:

Northwest maintains the leases on the Saab's about would subcontract them out to someone else if XJ shuts down.

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