Old Nov 27, 00, 9:19 am
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Northwest, also suffering a rash of delays and cancellations, late on Nov. 20, was granted a restraining order against the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association, the union representing its 10,000 mechanics and cleaners. A hearing on a preliminary injunction is scheduled for Nov. 29.

Northwest, St. Paul, Minn., has been in contract talks with the AMFA for a year. But on Nov. 2, the mediation board adjourned the negotiations indefinitely to give AMFA a change to "re-evaluate" its economic proposals, which Northwest claims are "wildly unrealistic."

AMFA's national director, O.V. Delle-Femine, immediately accused Northwest in a federal lawsuit of bad-faith bargaining, and earlier this month asked the mediation board to release the Northwest mechanics from negotiations and start the clock ticking toward a strike.

AND:Both unions have repeatedly and vociferously denied any such slowdowns and have vigorously contested the charges.

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