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Midway Employees To Get Back Wages

Posted October 5, 2001

— Midway employees will finally be paid for work they did weeks ago.

Because of the way bankruptcy court works, 700 Midway employees who lost their jobs the day the airline filed for bankruptcy are the only ones still waiting for wages.

Thursday, a bankruptcy judge agreed to let Midway pay the former employees. It is a positive step for those still trying to land on their feet.

"We just feel it's important for the company to be perceived by the community, to be perceived by those in Washington, that we are doing the right thing in order to allow us to keep our options open," said Midway attorney Jeb Jeuter.

In part, Midway asked the bankruptcy judge for permission to pay the workers in its quest for federal bailout money. That money could get Midway back in the air.

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