Island Bus Driver
Hmm, where have we seen this before? While I doubt Delta will go riding off into the sunset if they don't get their way, I can very much see NWA attempting a decert effort.DL, NWA pilots agree to arbitration
Monday June 30, 2008 Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines pilots, whose leaders reached a tentative agreement on a joint contract last week with DL management (ATWOnline, June 25), will enter into a period of "good faith" negotiations over details of seniority list integration and agreed to enter into binding arbitration by year end if differences still remain. Minneapolis's Star Tribune reported that the tentative joint contract would give DL pilots a 5% pay raise next year and annual increases of 4% through 2012, with NWA pilots receiving larger raises to bring their pay to parity with their better-compensated DL counterparts. The DL Air Line Pilots Assn. MEC has approved the tentative contract and the NWA ALPA MEC reportedly will vote on it imminently. Pilots from both carriers then would be required to ratify it.