Skip to comments.NWA attendants delay strike due to terror alerts
Posted on 08/12/2006 6:20:09 PM PDT by BenLurkin
The Association of Flight Attendants has decided to postpone possible strike action against Northwest Airlines for 10 days due to current security worries. The union, which had intended to launch job actions in the coming week, announced Friday that security duties come first.
"Present security concerns take precedence over all other concerns at this time, including our fight for a fair contract," said Mollie Reiley, interim president of the union's Northwest Airlines master executive council.
This moves the strike deadline to 10:01 p.m. EDT, or 4:01 p.m. HST, on August 25, a Friday.
Northwest Airlines said Friday night that the union and the airline's flight attendants recognized that the passengers' needs were paramount at a time like this.
AFA typically stages random, unannounced strikes. It called for action against Northwest when, after two contract agreements were rejected by flight attendants, Northwest imposed new wage levels and work conditions.
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