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Mesaba Workers Brace For Worst

Thu May 11, 2006 8:10 pm

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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RE: Mesaba Workers Brace For Worst

Fri May 12, 2006 11:16 am

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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RE: Mesaba Workers Brace For Worst

Fri May 12, 2006 10:40 pm

NW will bid the work out to another carrier if that happens.
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RE: Mesaba Workers Brace For Worst

Sat May 13, 2006 12:15 am

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

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