NWA to Cut As Many As 930 Mechanics Jobs

Northwest Airlines tries to cope with record-high fuel prices and a domestic air-travel market in which too many seats are chasing too few passengers.

The Air Line Pilots Association at Northwest has indicated that the reduced flying means 60 furloughed pilots scheduled for recall will not return to work, leaving 500 on layoff.

Northwest employed about 38,000 people at the end of 2004, down from 53,000 four years ago. It employs about 16,000 workers in Minnesota.

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