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Thursday, August 25, 2005


Northwest Airline mechanics strike is a perilous tactic

Roberta Lynch, an Illinois union official, takes a look at the Northwest Airlines mechanics strike. At a time when unions need to employ all the strategies and resources they can muster, this strike could affect the nation's labor movement deeply. Ms. Lynch says,

The Northwest Airlines mechanics strike represents a perilous moment for the labor movement. If AMFA succeeds in this risky venture, it will be only by the skin of its teeth and won’t likely provide any great boon to the fate of workers in the airline industry. But if it fails—oh, if it fails—that’s a sonic boom that will be reverberating for a long time to come.

The entire piece is at the TPM Cafe.

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