Jetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7443 posts, RR: 50 Posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2680 times:
Northwest Baggage Handlers and Ramp Workers Accept New Contract
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Baggage handlers and ramp workers at Northwest Airlines Corp. on Friday approved concessions aimed at helping the carrier emerge from bankruptcy protection.
The same workers had rejected an earlier set of concessions. The union said its re-negotiated deal wasn't quite as bad as the first one.
"The agreement contains substantial sacrifice from our members, however, they agreed to the terms in order to preserve their contract and decades of collective bargaining terms," said Bobby De Pace, who runs the branch of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers that includes Northwest employees.
BoomBoom From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2459 times:
Quote: The new contract for the ramp workers includes an 11.5% initial pay cut, which represents a raise compared with the 19% wage reduction the group has been working under on an interim basis. It also allows Northwest to lay off about 700 of the 5,700 workers and outsource their jobs.
Together with agreements ratified in March by 6,500 other Machinists members who work as customer-service agents, clerical employees and reservationists, Northwest will receive savings of $190 million a year for five or six years from all its Machinists workers.