|NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD|
|Washington, D.C. 20572
August 16, 2001
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD
Contact: Daniel Rainey, 202-692-5050
Re: Cooling Off Period Begins for Piedmont Airlines and AFA
The National Mediation Board announced today that the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) rejected the NMB's offer of arbitration to resolve the contract dispute between Piedmont Airlines and the flight attendants. On August 16, the NMB notified Piedmont Airlines and the AFA that a 30 day cooling off period will begin on August 17, 2001. The 30 day cooling off period requires the parties to refrain from any self help action until 12:01 a.m. on September 16, 2001.
Both the AFA and Piedmont Airlines have expressed a strong commitment to exert every effort to reach a negotiated settlement without any work stoppage and will cooperate fully in continuing talks to seek solutions to the issues which remain in dispute. The NMB anticipates scheduling public interest meetings before the end of the cooling off period and remains in communication with the parties.
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