New NWA strike threat comes a year after last strike
Posted at 5:24 PM on August 17, 2006 by Bill Wareham (1 Comments)
As we've been reporting, Northwest Airlines have been given legal approval to go ahead with threatened CHAOS strikes. The ruling comes almost exactly a year after AMFA-represented mechanics went on strike against NWA, and in case you've forgotten they're still on strike. MPR's Annie Baxter checks on the status of that walkout on Friday's Morning Edition. (And all our NWA coverage is collected here.)
I run a camp program for people with disabilities - one that teaches the campers to get their ham radio licenses. NWA has caused problems in the past with travel to and from our camps, thanks to their seemingly perennial labor issues. People with disabilities are really up the creek when flights get cancelled and delayed, since they may need help with basic personal care needs, and are stuck in the airport instead of being on their flights. Timing is critical when you depend on others for the basics.