Old Jan 31, 01, 6:24 am
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The board asked each side on Monday to submit a settlement offer, said Mike Young, who represents Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association Local 33 in the negotiations. AMFA represents Northwest's 10,000 mechanics and cleaners.

Both sides remain far apart on wage and retirement issues. After initially demanding raises of more than 100 percent, the union lowered its wage demand to an initial 48 percent increase. Northwest entered the session offering initial pay raises of 17 percent.
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