|NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD|
|Washington, D.C. 20572
August 19, 2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD
Contact: NMB Public Information Line--(202) 692-5050
Re: Northwest Airlines and AMFA Free to Exercise Self-help
Washington, D.C. -- The National Mediation Board (NMB) confirms that Northwest Airlines and the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) representing the craft and class of Mechanics and Related Employees were unable to reach a tentative agreement today, August 19, 2005.
Pursuant to the Railway Labor Act, both parties are released from status quo as of 12:01 am EDT on August 20 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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