Some Minnesota senators were not happy that the Northwest
Airlines boss appears set to receive $18 million, even as new owners threaten
to lay off other executives and the door remains open for other job losses.
Sitting in a Senate hearing Wednesday (above), Northwest
Vice President Ben Hirst said he could not guarantee the number of Northwest
jobs in Minnesota will remain the same once Delta Air Lines takes over.
When senators brought up their complaints about Chief Executive
Officer Doug Steenlands big paycheck, pilots, flight attendants and other
Northwest employees nodded in agreement. Steenland could receive $18 million
once the Delta deal closes.