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 MPR: Mesaba unions fight proposed pay cuts
Mesaba is now seeking a nearly 20 percent reduction in the wages and benefits of its employees.
Mesaba union leaders say the proposed wage and benefit cuts would lead to a mass exodus of employees and maybe even a strike.
Mesaba has asked the judge for permission to cancel its union contracts and impose its terms on the pilots, mechanics and flight attendants unions.
minnesota.publicradio.org /display/web/2006/04/18/mesabapilots   (877 words)

 Mesaba Airlines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1983, Mesaba became a codeshare partner of Republic Airlines, flying turboprop aircraft from small regional communities to the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport.
Mesaba was split off at this time into Airways Corporation to address objections from Northwest over their operation of a jet fleet.
On August 31, 2005 Mesaba Airlines was named the winner of the 2005 Operational Excellence Award by AIG Aviation, a U.S. based underwriter of aviation insurance.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mesaba_Airlines   (1219 words)

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Mesaba responded that since the purpose of the notice is to permit Mesaba to restructure its costs in anticipation of the removal of a certain number of Avro aircraft, the ambivalence of the notice rendered it legally ineffective.
Mesaba Aviation operates an advanced fleet of 98 regional jet and jet- prop aircraft, consisting of the 69-passenger Avro RJ85 and the 30- 34-passenger Saab SF340.
Foley explains that the Mesaba filing was necessitated by the cash shortages and significant fleet changes and uncertainties imposed on it by Northwest Airlines, Mesaba's sole customer, relative to Northwest Airlines' bankruptcy filing on September 14, 2005.
bankrupt.com /mesaba.txt   (3007 words)

 Northwest feeder Mesaba Airlines files for bankruptcy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Mesaba parent MAIR Holdings Inc. said the bankruptcy was prompted by "cash shortages and significant fleet changes and uncertainties imposed on it by Northwest Airlines," which is Mesaba's only customer.
Mesaba was also hurt when Northwest withheld $30 million from it just before Northwest entered bankruptcy court.
Mesaba was founded in 1944, using one plane to fly between Grand Rapids, Minn., and the Twin Cities.
www.record-eagle.com /2005/oct/14mesaba.htm   (245 words)

 CNN.com - Mesaba, pilots reach tentative agreement - Jan. 11, 2004
Mesaba Airlines and its pilots reached agreement on a tentative contract early Sunday, averting a strike.
Mesaba, a regional carrier that funnels passengers to Northwest Airlines hubs, canceled several flights Saturday as pilots and management continued negotiations.
Mesaba pilots had said they would strike if no deal was reached by 11:01 p.m.
www.cnn.com /2004/US/Midwest/01/11/mesaba.pilots.ap   (553 words)

 Judge delays ruling on blocking Mesaba Airlines strike - News - MSNBC.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Mesaba President John Spanjers testified that the airline would be devastated by a strike, and that he expects that creditors would then step in to sell off its assets.
Mesaba has warned that its financial situation is deteriorating and it can't tap into $24 million in debt financing unless it reaches a deal with its unions.
Mesaba, which does business as Mesaba Airlines and flies under the Northwest Airlink name, flies to 86 cities in the U.S. and Canada, funneling passengers to Northwest's hubs in Minneapolis, Detroit and Memphis, Tenn. It's the only air carrier serving some of those cities.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/15312218   (741 words)

 Association of Flight Attendants - CWA
Minneapolis, MN - For the second time in less than six months, Mesaba Airlines filed an 1113(c) motion on Monday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court seeking the right to abrogate the collective bargaining agreement of their flight attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA).
Mesaba flight attendants have already made it clear that if the bankruptcy court abrogates their contract they will strike.
Mesaba flight attendants have already made it clear that they will not settle for anything less and will do whatever it takes to get a fair and equitable agreement.
www.afanet.org /default.asp?id=795   (441 words)

 Untitled   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Mesaba insists it's merely seeking to cut labor costs to the point where it can compete with other regional airlines to do flying for mainline carriers.
Mesaba's unions contend the carrier is squeezing workers for concessions that are far beyond what the airline needs.
Mesaba is working to hold onto its existing contract to fly 49 Saab aircraft for Northwest.
www.visi.com /~mmoylan/mjm/stories/mesaba_strife.html   (887 words)

 AIN Online March 2002: Mesaba lobbies hard for next batch of Northwest CRJs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Mesaba Airlines has served notice that it no longer wants to play second fiddle to Express Airlines I when Northwest Airlines orchestrates the distribution of its next tranche of regional jets.
Considered the “golden child” of the Northwest Airlines family during the late 1990s, Mesaba lost much of its luster not long after Northwest bought the assets of its Express Airlines I partners’ and reorganized its feeder networks based on fleet type rather than the location of its partners’ bases.
As part of the deal, Mesaba offered to reduce its service fees to Northwest by 10 percent during the fourth quarter, a move borne more out of an attempt by Mesaba to curry favor with Northwest than any direct pressure from its mainline partner.
www.ainonline.com /issues/03_02/03_02_mesabalobbiespg60.html   (967 words)

 ABC News: Mesaba Airlines May Face Labor Showdown
Mesaba is the only air service in many of the 98 mostly Midwestern cities it serves.
Mesaba believes a strike would be illegal and would seek a court order to stop one, spokeswoman Elizabeth Costello said.
Mesaba is asking Judge Gregory Kishel for permission to throw out its union contracts with the three groups.
abcnews.go.com /Business/wireStory?id=1975385   (413 words)

Mesaba Airlines chooses Novell technology over Microsoft, allowing it to manage more systems with fewer servers and achieving zero downtime.
Mesaba Aviation, Inc. (Mesaba Airlines), a Northwest Airlines affiliate, is the fourth largest regional airline in the U.S. With major hubs in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Detroit and Memphis, Mesaba Airlines provides service to 98 cities throughout the U.S. and Canada and serves more than 5 million passengers each year.
Mesaba Airlines engaged Novell Consulting to guide the development and implementation of Novell Cluster Services.
www.novell.com /success/mesaba.html   (776 words)

 wcco.com - Mesaba Airlines Reaches Tentative Agreement
Flight attendants and mechanics are continuing to negotiate with the airline.
Mesaba, a feeder for Northwest Airlines Corp. that serves 88 cities in the U.S. and Canada, has faced pressure to reduce its operating costs.
Mesaba is in a bidding war with other regional airlines to secure flying business from Northwest and other airlines.
wcco.com /local/local_story_301192449.html   (287 words)

 Northwest Virtual Airlink
Mesaba Airlines flights are designed as commuter flights of short distance in commuter aircraft and regional jets.
Much research has gone into the forming of this virtual airline based on the Northwest© format including contact with executives to obtain permission to use the Northwest Airlines© name and logo.
Northwest Virtual Airlines et al (including KLM Virtual Airlines, Continental Virtual Airlines, Mesaba Virtual Aviation, and Alaska Virtual Air), is a Virtual Airline for Microsoft’s Flight Simulator as well as other simulators.
kmsp.nwva.org /mesaba   (231 words)

 Mesaba   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Mesaba Airlines, the regional carrier for Northwest Airlines, is in a stalemate with its workers over $17 million in wage and benefit concessions the company says it needs to emerge from bankruptcy court.
Last month, a judge ruled Mesaba could throw out agreements with its three largest unions and impose its own contract terms if the airline gives 10 days' notice first, a move intended to provide one last chance for the company to make a deal with its 3,300 workers.
Mesaba, however, has not given notice, and bargaining remains at a standstill.
www.iamll141.org /mesaba.htm   (527 words)

 Mesaba signs service agreement with Rockwell Collins Aviation Services
The Dispatch Plus program provides Mesaba with the ability to accurately manage its available seat mile cost by providing asset inventory and component repairs, including Collins reliability service bulletins, in a manageable rate per hour in one consolidated monthly invoice.
Mesaba Aviation, Inc., d/b/a Mesaba Airlines, operates as a Northwest Jet Airlink and
Mesaba Aviation operates an advanced fleet of 104 regional jet and jet-prop aircraft, consisting of the 69 passenger Avro RJ85 and the 30-34 passenger Saab SF340.
www.rockwellcollins.com /news/page3285.html   (258 words)

 TheAirlineHub: Mesaba Airlines to Ask Judge to Throw Out Contracts
Mesaba and their employees need to continue to negioate their contracts in order to keep the airline flying for NWA.
Mesaba Airlines, a feeder carrier for Northwest Airlines Corp., will again ask a bankruptcy judge on Monday for permission to throw out its labor contracts.
Mesaba has said it is losing $2 million to $3 million a month and that it will run out of cash by the end of August unless it gets debtor-in-possession financing.
www.theairlinehub.com /2006/06/mesaba_airlines_to_ask_judge_t.html   (486 words)

 -- Mesaba Airlines' Restructuring
On October 13th, Mesaba voluntarily filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.
We remain committed to serving our passengers: we will honor all tickets, flying our full schedule safely and reliably and maintain the levels of service and attention you have come to expect from Mesaba Airlines.
The decision to file for bankruptcy protection was not an easy one, but we believe it was a necessary one.
www.mesaba-restructuring.com   (217 words)

 Business: Mesaba Airlines files for bankruptcy
MINNEAPOLIS - Regional carrier Mesaba Airlines followed Northwest Airlines Corp. into bankruptcy Thursday, a victim of Northwest's cuts as the big airline shrinks to try to fix its financial problems.
COMAIR CUTTING 650 JOBS: Regional airline Comair said Thursday that it will cut as many as 650 more jobs, wages and its fleet to save as much as $70-million a year as parent Delta Air Lines Inc. tries to reshape itself for survival while operating under bankruptcy protection.
Combined with job cuts announced earlier, the number of jobs Comair is eliminating will be as many as 1,000, or about 14 percent of its work force.
www.sptimes.com /2005/10/14/Business/Mesaba_Airlines_files.shtml   (340 words)

 TheAirlineHub: Mesaba Airlines Faces Walk Out on Thursday
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Mesaba Airlines was headed into a possible showdown with its workers on Thursday, when a bankruptcy judge could rule on whether the feeder carrier for Northwest Airlines can reject its union contracts.
It's tough for regional carriers to switch from serving one major airline to another, said Doug Abbey, managing partner at a Washington-based aviation consulting firm called The Velocity Group, an aviation consulting firm in Washington, D.C. He said Air Wisconsin switched from being a United Airlines feeder for many years to serving US Airways.
www.theairlinehub.com /2006/05/mesaba_airlines_faces_walk_out.html   (757 words)

 mesaba airlines, ais, trinidad and tobago, festival, czech republic, mayreau, meat, zurich, abaco, champagne   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
mesaba airlines, ais, trinidad and tobago, festival, czech republic, mayreau, meat, zurich, abaco, champagne
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aisyah.info /mesaba_airlines.html   (1392 words)

 Passenger Opinions about Mesaba Airlines
I do prefer the Pinnacle Airlines operated connection with the Canadian Regional Jet, a great bird.
If you want to make a comment about this airline, please use the box below.
This is normally posted within 24 hours, and is only published if your name is supplied.
www.airlinequality.com /Forum/mesaba.htm   (544 words)

 PRESS RELEASE Pinnacle Airlines Congratulates Mesaba Airlines on CRJ Award   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Pinnacle Airlines and Mesaba have a long-standing relationship and share the common goal of providing excellent service as Northwest Airlink.
Pinnacle operates over 700 daily flights on behalf of Northwest and was recently recognized as one of the fastest growing airlines in the world during 2004 by 'Airline Business' magazine.
Pinnacle Airlines, Inc., operates under the name Northwest Airlink and provides service to destinations in the United States and Canada.
www.marketwire.com /mw/release_html_b1?release_id=85215   (260 words)

 mesaba airlines, tourism, armenia, lake balaton, tobago cays, oman, hamburg, somalia, belair, burkina faso   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
mesaba airlines, tourism, armenia, lake balaton, tobago cays, oman, hamburg, somalia, belair, burkina faso
In 301, Armenia became the first country in the world to adopt Christianity as its official state religion.
When immigrants from turkey, armenia, and the arab states began to immigrate to new york in the 1930s and 1940s, dancers started to perform a unique mixture of these cultures in the nightclubs and restaurants.
tourismperu.info /mesaba_airlines.html   (821 words)

 Northwest Airlines tells Mesaba and Pinnacle to cut flights Airline Industry Information - Find Articles
Northwest Airlines (Pink Sheets: NWACQ) has asked Mesaba Airlines (Nasdaq: MAIR) and Pinnacle Airlines (Nasdaq: PNCL) to cut back flights.
According to Mesaba, Northwest plans to cancel the lease for all the 35 regional jets it operates for Northwest.
Mesaba will remove nine aircraft in October and the remaining ones by the end of the year.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0CWU/is_2005_Sept_28/ai_n15651067   (221 words)

 Mesaba Files For Bankruptcy, Cash Shortages, Fleet Changes Hurt NW Airlines Regional Carrier - CBS News
(AP) Regional carrier Mesaba Airlines followed Northwest Airlines Inc. into bankruptcy on Thursday, a victim of Northwest's cuts as the big airline shrinks to try to fix its own financial problems.
It warned earlier this month that it has been told to park 15 of its 139 Canadair jets on Oct. 31, and said that would reduce quarterly earnings by as much as 15 percent below what it had expected before.
Mesaba is the largest subsidiary of Eagan-based MAIR Holdings Inc., which also owns Billings, Mont.-based regional carrier Big Sky Transportation Co. MAIR said on Thursday that it is solvent.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2005/10/13/business/main943376.shtml   (634 words)

 Mesaba Airlines, Operating As Northwest Airlink
For the latest Mesaba Airlines news, go to Investors>Press Releases.
Callers should ask to be connected to the "Mesaba Holdings 2nd Quarter Earnings Media Call".
To e-mail the Mesaba Airlines Human Resources Department With a Question
www.mesaba.com   (156 words)

 Notice Of Injunction At Mesaba Airlines
To: All AMFA represented employees at Mesaba Airlines
2) Pursuant to the above Order, AMFA hereby directs all Mesaba Technicians, Mechanics and related employees, to immediately comply with the Court’s order, and to refrain from doing any act that has been enjoined by the above Order.
Therefore, employees continue to have the right to resign their employment or to quit; employees continue to have the right to exercise free speech, and; employees continue to have the right to engage in informational picketing.
www.amfa33.org /mesaba/injunction_102406.htm   (385 words)

 ORDER AS TO MESABA AIRLINES, INC.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
ORDER AS TO On August 19, 2005, in a lawsuit entitled Mesaba Aviation, Inc., Plaintiff v.
Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association, AMFA Local Unions 5, 33, and 38, and O.V. Delle-Femine, Nathan Winch, Neil White and James Schafer, Defendants, the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, in granting Mesaba's request for injunction, issued the following order as to Mesaba:
Plaintiff [Mesaba] shall take reasonable and appropriate measures to protect the physical safety of Mesaba-AMFA mechanics during their arrival at and departure from their places of work.
www.amfa33.org /mesaba/order_as_to_mesaba_airlines.htm   (120 words)

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