source: NWA Mechanics Authorize Strike Vote
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Northwest Airlines Corp. mechanics represented by the The Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association said Friday that it has authorized a strike vote, citing the carrier's "continuing refusal to take current contract negotiations seriously." The AMFA said its most recent proposal included a 16.1% pay cut and other concessions but was "summarily dismissed by the company." The carrier is seeking pay cuts of 25% to 26% and other major concessions in a move to save $176 million a year, the union said. Its members will have until July 19 to cast their votes.
Certainly nothing surprising. Seems like NW management won't budge one inch on these concessions.