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(en) North America, NEWS FROM Northwest Anarchist Federation - Northwest Airline Mechanics on Strike! Stand with the Strikers and Defeat the Management!

Date Wed, 14 Sep 2005 12:28:51 +0300

Since September 11, 2001, 5000 mechanics organized into the Airline Mechanics
Fraternal Association have been sacked by Northwest Airlines. Now, NWA is trying
to eliminate another 2,500 union mechanics. Their replacements are non-union
unlicensed mechanics. What does this mean? NWA is trying to break the union and
set an example for other workers on the airlines.
Not only are the mechanics fighting NWA's attempts to outsource and eliminate
jobs, they are also fighting to maintain the right to respect and a decent living.
NWA is pushing for:
1. a 25% reduction in pay ---- 2. reducing sick pay
3. reducing paid vacation time and paid holidays --- 4. freezing pension plans

Without no other alternative, NWA mechanics agreed to strike on August 20th.

NWA is trying to break the mechanics union. If they succeed with AMFA, they
can do it to the rest of their workers. If NWA succeeds in destroying the
union altogether, than other airlines will follow suit.

AMFA mechanics need your support. Their fight is our fight. Everytime
employers pick a fight with union workers and win, another blow is struck
against the whole labor movement. Join with us to end the strike as soon
as possible and stop NWA's rampant union busting.

If you are interested in supporting Northwest Airline mechanics by walking
the picket line or would like to support them through other action: please
contact us at: seattlelocal@riseup.net or call us at: 1-360-509-3450

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