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  • Northwest continues to struggle with on-time performance
    Government statistics this week showed Northwest Airlines had dismal on-time performance in August, which included the start of a mechanics strike. Privately compiled statistics for September show Northwest did improve, bit it remains the worst performer among major airlines.October 5, 2005
  • Another 2,600 flight attendant jobs could go
    Northwest Airlines' flight attendants union says the company is seeking to cut another 2,600 flight attendant jobs while in bankruptcy. Northwest recently disclosed plans to lay off 1,400 flight attendants by January 2006, as the company shrinks its flight schedule.September 30, 2005
  • Some striking mechanics pursuing other options
    Even if the mechanics resolve their contract dispute with the airline, they're still facing significant cuts to their workforce. So some mechanics are exploring alternate careers.September 22, 2005
  • Northwest bankruptcy: Why now?
    Northwest Airlines' decision to file for bankruptcy last week came earlier than many observers expected, because it was still negotiating with its unions. So why did Northwest declare bankruptcy when it did?September 22, 2005
  • Northwest to lay off up to 1,400 flight attendants
    Northwest Airlines Corp. said Wednesday it will lay off 1,400 flight attendants by January as it shrinks in bankruptcy, just months after it re-hired some of them.September 21, 2005
  • Smaller towns expect to keep Northwest air service
    Smaller cities across upper Midwest expect to retain Northwest air service, despite the company's recent bankruptcy filing.September 19, 2005
  • Does AMFA still have a contract, or not?
    Northwest's striking mechanics' union is vigorously disputing management claims that the union no longer has a contract with the air carrier. Northwest CEO Doug Steenland said the union's contract was terminated, and said AMFA would have no voice in the bankruptcy proceedings.September 16, 2005
  • Northwest bankruptcy: The stakes for Minnesota's economy
    Eagan-based Northwest Airlines may not be the biggest company in Minnesota. But the bankrupt airline is one of the most important companies, because of its high-paying jobs and because it provides a service that greases the wheels of commerce. Here's a look at what's at stake for the Minnesota economy in a Northwest bankruptcy.September 16, 2005
  • Bankruptcy may not impact Northwest's dominance in Minnesota
    Northwest Airlines says it will scale back some flights, and become a slightly smaller carrier as it reorganizes in bankruptcy. Scaling back routes will affect the company's share of the market at its Twin Cities hub. It's unclear, however, whether that will create an opening for low-cost carriers to wedge their way into the local market.September 16, 2005
  • Bankruptcy and the state
    Northwest's bankruptcy raises questions about Minnesota's role in the airline's survival.September 16, 2005
  • Northwest retirees worried about their pensions
    Northwest Airlines' bankruptcy filing has raised serious questions among workers and retirees about the pension benefits they've been promised.September 15, 2005
  • Advice to Northwest fliers: Don't panic
    Some consumer groups that give advice on flying say the public should not panic in the wake of Northwest's bankruptcy filing. They say bankrupt airlines are becoming a fact of life.September 15, 2005
  • Court gives Northwest time to file reorganization plan
    Attorneys for Northwest Airlines made their first bankruptcy court appearance in New York on Thursday. The airline filed dozens of motions that will allow it to continue operating under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and to plan for reorganization.September 15, 2005
  • What Northwest's bankruptcy means to businesses
    Northwest's bankruptcy filing left a long list of businesses to which the company owes money. Many of them are banks, insurance companies, and other major investors around the country. Many others are companies who did business with Northwest, some in Minnesota.September 15, 2005
  • AMFA's not the only airline union at battle
    Northwest Airlines' striking mechanics aren't the only airline industry union locked in tense contract negotiations this summer. The National Air Traffic Controllers Association has been engaged in heated discussions with the Federal Aviation Administration for months. NATCA President John Carr gave his side of the story recently in a speech to the Cleveland City Club Forum. (photo: Getty Images/William West)September 15, 2005

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