We’ve got Northwest Airlines tickets to go to Florida to spend spring break with my family. But now, I’m not even sure it’ll happen.
While the pilots stated Friday that they would have the right to strike, Northwest management has argued that a strike under these conditions would be illegal. Northwest has informed the bankruptcy court that it would seek an injunction to block a strike.
In 1998, Northwest pilots went on strike for about two weeks and the carrier lost about $1 billion.
A Northwest executive testified last month that a pilots strike could lead to liquidation of Northwest Airlines.