updated 2/12/2006 3:52:51 PM ET 2006-02-12T20:52:51

Northwest Airlines Corp. flight attendants will begin voting Monday on whether to authorize a strike, the same day the pilots begin voting on the issue, according to the Professional Flight Attendants Association.

Polls will be open from Monday to March 6, allowing the flight attendants 21 days to decide if they are willing to strike, if the company unilaterally implements terms and conditions on them, according to a Friday hot line message posted on the PFAA Web site.

Northwest has petitioned a federal bankruptcy court to do away with contracts made with its pilots and flight attendants. The judge is expected to issue a ruling on Feb. 17.

Northwest has said it would be illegal for the groups to defy a judge's order, but both groups said they believe they have the right to strike.

Northwest filed for bankruptcy protection in September because of rising fuel costs and competition from low cost carriers. The Eagan-based carrier wants to save $2.5 billion in costs, including $1.4 billion in labor expenses, to emerge from bankruptcy.

© 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Discussion comments


Most active discussions

  1. votes comments
  2. votes comments
  3. votes comments
  4. votes comments

Data: Latest rates in the US

Home equity rates View rates in your area
Home equity type Today +/- Chart
$30K HELOC FICO 3.79%
$30K home equity loan FICO 4.99%
$75K home equity loan FICO 4.69%
Credit card rates View more rates
Card type Today +/- Last Week
Low Interest Cards 13.83%
Cash Back Cards 17.80%
Rewards Cards 17.18%
Source: Bankrate.com