|NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD|
|Washington, D.C. 20572
August 30, 2002
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD
Contact: NMB Public Information Line -- (202) 692-5050
Re: Midwest Express and the AFA do not reach Agreement
Washington, D.C. -- Talks between Midwesrt Express Airlines and the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) have fallen short of agreement in spite of the intense effort by both parties to avert a potential strike situation by the Flight Attendants. On July 30th, the NMB had released parties from mediated negotiations, initiating a mandated 30-day cooling-off period which ended at 12:01 a.m., August 30, 2002.
The National Mediation Board remains willinng to assist the parties in reaching a settlement.
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