Northwest Strike Update
A judge yesterday issued an injunction temporarily stopping Northwest's flight attendants from striking. As I explained in an earlier post, flight attendants had planned sporadic strikes that were supposed to begin yesterday. The judge hasn't made a final ruling, but his injunction buys Northwest some time and will hopefully bring the two sides back to the bargaining table. Although the judge recognized the legitimacy of the flight attendants' complaints (without endorsing them), he found that the damage done to the company and to the public (those who would miss their flights) outweighed and overwhelmed the flight attendants' case.