Northwest Airlines AFA-CWA Detroit
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007
Dear Union Sisters and Brothers . . .
The Northwest Airlines flight attendants have been living and working under
an imposed set of work rules and paycuts since July 31, 2006. The AFA-CWA
strike strategy, CHAOS (Create Havoc Around Our System), has been blocked
by the courts at the request of NWA management. As recently as the first
week of December, the National Mediation Board abruptly halted our talks
with the company and there has been no movement until now.
AFA-CWA negotiators will meet with the company on Friday, February 2, at the
request of the NMB.
To that end, we have the opportunity to remind the working women and men of
America that we have been denied our basic right to strike under the law.
It's time to once again put a face on a 40% paycut, 20% more productivity
and unlivable work rules. We have the opportunity to show management and
the public that a slap to one group is an insult to all labor.
To bring attention to the issue and to give support to our negotiators at
the table, Northwest flight attendants will be holding a silent picket at
the Detroit Airport Friday, February 2 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. We will
meet at the North end of the departure level, the side opposite the Westin
You have all been incredibly supportive of us in the past and we are once
again inviting you to join us for this picket. Flight attendants will be in
uniforms but we will have a supply of CHAOS t-shirts for supporters and
families to wear over warm clothing.
If you would like more information, please feel free to give me a call.
Best to you all in the new year.
Daniel Grey, AFA-CWA
Detroit CHAOS & Communications Chair