I would suggest that NW
take take what the machinists have offered. I have heard that NW
has "scabs" ready to take up the workload and;though,I do not believe that there are enough to cover every city. I will guarantee that there will be significant maint delays if other union airlines technicians are forced to work on their a/c. If NW
is successful in breaking their union;then,I foresee other carriers trying to go the "all contract maint" route to further cut costs where there has been too much in the last decade. I have seen the difference in work quality on an airplane that will possibly be transporting him/her or their family members vs. Laborers that will not likely even fly on that particular aircraft ...ever.