THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release August 29, 1998
STATEMENT BY THE PRESS SECRETARY
President Clinton has been closely following the negotiations between Northwest Airlines and its pilots. At this time, the President has decided not to exercise his authority to intervene, and he urges the parties to stay at the table, work hard, and resolve their differences. This dispute has dragged on for almost two years now, and both sides should redouble their efforts to reach an agreement as soon as possible. They owe that to each other and to the American public.