|NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD|
|Washington, D.C. 20572
January 28, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD
Contact: NMB Public Information Line--(202) 692-5050
Re: World Airways and IBT Free to Exercise Self-help
Washington, D.C. -- The National Mediation Board (NMB) confirms that World Airways and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) representing the craft and class of Pilots were unable to reach a tentative agreement.
Pursuant to the Railway Labor Act, both parties are released from status quo as of 12:01 am EST on January 28, 2006, and are free to exercise self-help.
The NMB remains available to assist the parties at any time in reaching agreement and highly encourages the parties to move swiftly in that direction.
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