Support Northwest Airlines Strikers
Northwest Airlines forced their mechanics to go on strike. The carrier demanded that the mechanics and other maintenance workers agree to contracting out a majority of their jobs along with big pay cuts for those remaining.
Northwest assembled hundreds of scabs in advance, most of them experienced mechanics laid off from other airlines, some recently returned from Iraq where they worked for contractors employed by the occupation forces.
While other craft unions at Northwest have regrettably refused to honor the strike picket lines many in the labor movement—including some courageous rank and file members of other Northwest crafts—are organizing much needed solidarity with this important battle that concerns us all. We will use this page to provide updated strike news and support. Check back often.
NWA strikers, supporters to rally Monday
The Strike at
Northwest Airlines: Where Is Labor Going?
by Peter Rachleff
Airline Employees Against Concessions
Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA)
AMFA Local 33, Minneapolis
Appeal for Striking Workers at Northwest Airlines
by Peter Rachleff
Message from Labor Notes in Support of Northwest Strikers
Support Group Forms for NWA Strikers
by Barb Kucera, from Workday Minnesota
Solidarity Must Be Unconditional
Kansas City Labor Party Message To Northwest Strikers
Note: we've reversed the flow so that most recent posts are now on top
Northwest strikers to unveil corporate campaign
strikers say contract proposal won't fly in vote
Northwest Mechanics to Vote on New Offer
SFLC Supports AMFA Strikers
TRO issued in AMFA secondary picketing
AMFA, Northwest to resume negotiations Thursday
A defining moment for Northwest
NWA Sues AMFA Over 'Acts Of Civil Disobedience'
Northwest faces safety probe
NWA strikers to rally Thursday at FAA office
Head of Mechanics' Union Reassures Airline Strikers
Demonstrators slam Northwest's use of replacement
AFL-CIO's Sweeney supports Northwest workers, but not AMFA
Update from Committee in Solidarity with Striking Workers at Northwest Airlines
2 NWA unions watch, wait
Airline strikers seeking support
Northwest strikers stay on picket lines
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