NWA Dug Deep to Protect Execs During Strike

During the first few weeks of their bitter strike last year, Northwest Airlines' mechanics apparently made the carrier fear for the safety of dozens of its executives.

Northwest has indicated it hopes to exit bankruptcy by the end of this year.

At this point, it's still trying to nail down contracts with its pilots, flight attendants and ground workers as part of its effort to cut labor costs by $1.4 billion.

In bankruptcy court filings, Northwest has said it expects it could face more than 100,000 claims by creditors.

Martin J. Moylan can be reached at mmoylan@pioneerpress.com or 651-228-5479.

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