Bankruptcy Court Ruling Blocks Job Actions by Mesaba Airlines’ Workers | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-
Monday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI-
Tuesday

Airborne Unlimited-
Wednesday

AMA Drone Report-
Thursday

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 04.16.18

Airborne-UnManned 04.17.18

Airborne 04.18.18

AMA Drone Report 04.19.18

Airborne 04.20.18

Airborne-YouTube

Airborne 04.16.18

Airborne-UnManned 04.17.18

Airborne 04.18.18

AMA Drone Report 04.19.18

Airborne 04.20.18

Tue, Oct 24, 2006

Bankruptcy Court Ruling Blocks Job Actions by Mesaba Airlines’ Workers

Mesaba Airlines tells ANN that the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota granted the company’s request for a preliminary injunction to prevent a threatened strike or work action by the company’s flight attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA), pilots, represented by the Airline Pilots Association (ALPA) and/or mechanics, represented by the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA).

“Judge Kishel’s decision to grant Mesaba the injunction allows our customers to continue their travel plans on Mesaba Airlines with assurance, knowing we will get them to where they’re going reliably,” said John Spanjers, president and chief operating officer.

“At the same time, we will continue our efforts to negotiate consensual agreements with our mechanics, pilots and flight attendants. We hope to accomplish that goal yet this week before it becomes necessary to impose terms on Thursday, October 26. We have worked diligently to address the unions’ concerns and are hopeful they will come forward now and address the company’s needs.”

In the event the company must impose terms on Thursday, October 26, it plans to continue negotiations in order to find a solution that ensures the company is positioned to emerge successfully from bankruptcy and that works for employees. “We recognize the valuable contributions of our employees and that consensual agreements are in the best interest of everyone involved here,” Spanjers said.

Mesaba has reached agreements on permanent wage and benefit reduction agreements with the Transport Workers Union (TWU). Today’s ruling does not impact Mesaba’s operations or its obligations to Northwest or to its passengers – Mesaba intends to fly its full schedule.

In order to access Mesaba’s debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing loan with Marathon Asset Management, the company must achieve labor cost savings either through tentative agreements or imposition of new terms. The DIP loan is essential to fund Mesaba’s daily operations and to help restructure its business.

FMI: www.mesaba.com

Advertisement

More News

Airborne-Unmanned 04.17.18: XPO 2018, Drone Broadcasts, Airbus Inspection Drone

Also: NZ AFB Drone Incident, Police UAVs, Inaugural Drone Boot Camp, Predator 5M Flight Hours This is it! THE major unmanned exposition of the year -- AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2018 starts >[...]

Airborne 04.20.18: Continental Jet-A Seminole, SWA Fallout, NYC NIMBY's Helo's

Also: Teamsters Talk Allegiant, Coleman Young Airport, Miracle Flights, IN Av Repair Biz Cleared Piper has selected the Continental Motors CD-170 compression ignition engine fueled>[...]

AMA Drone Report 04.19.18: AMA Leadership, FAA Reauthorization, Coachella

Also: New French Regs, Drone Boot Camp, Public Safety Drone Standards, DroneShield Protects NASCAR It’s a little bit sad and yet a bit cool to see AMA make an exciting change>[...]

Airborne/Barnstorming 04.23.18: We Can Do So Much Better...

I'll Admit It... We're A Mite Frustrated, But We're ALSO Not Quitting... Ever Comments/Analysis/News/Video by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell We've accomplished so much over >[...]

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.23.18)

“More general-aviation pilots and passengers die from accidents involving loss of control in flight than any other single factor. Our goal is for these experts to discuss sol>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2018 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC