Saturday, August 20, 2005

This Is A Strike?

Northwest Airlines mechanics went on strike today, after a 30 day cooling off period expired and a failure of last minute talks to prevent it. As a traveler, I pay attention to news that could affect how I get to where I need to go. Here's the curious thing: flights are apparently still on schedule. Northwest brought in replacement workers as part of a contingency plan that had been in the works for a year and a half. What is more telling is that none of the other unions that work for Northwest are honoring the picket lines. Such is the desperate state of the domestic airline industry. Read more here.

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  1. Marpla-Barcelonauta said...

    In Argentina, our economy has been in a lowdown for wuite a long time. Now, since 2002, the economy is growing, we have superavit and strikes are blossoming everywhere. Talk abaout equal distribution of richness