Northwest Strike Alert!
MSNBC reports today that a judge in New York refused to block a strike by Northwest's flight attendants. The workers promise unannounced, miniature strikes beginning August 25th, causing travel disruptions and probably scaring some passengers away. A full-scale strike is unlikely, but even small ones--for example, the flight attendants on a flight from Detroit to London deciding not to report for work that day--can damage the company's reputation. No word yet from the appeals court--or speculation as to what party it might side with--but with the 25th looming large, company execs might feel the pressure to negotiate a deal. For anyone thinking of booking a flight on Northwest in the near future--as I have, since I hold a voucher--you might want to think twice!