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find another employee with less seniority to bump. This
seniority bumping arrangement was in place across the country, so
that an NWA mechanic looking to keep his or her job at NWA had to
look at several different cities to find a less senior employee
to bump. Most employees exercised their seniority in the way
that would give them positions in cities as close as possible to
Mr. Farran first received a bump notice in late 2001. Mr.
Farran chose to exercise his seniority and bump another employee
rather than accept the layoff. Mr. Farran was able to bump to a
position in the relatively close location of Duluth, but was then
bumped again to Detroit, where he started in November 2001. Mr.
Farran worked in Detroit until February 3, 2003, and then was
bumped again, this time exercising his seniority to take a
position in Chicago. Mr. Farran worked for NWA in Chicago from
February 4 through February 25, 2003. Mr. Farran was then bumped
a final time and exercised his seniority to take a position in
Boston, where he worked from February 26 through March 21, 2003.
Mr. Farran ceased working for NWA on March 22, 2003.
Mr. Farran was unemployed after he left NWA until November
17, 2003. Mr. Farran searched for a job during those months and
took courses at Dakota County Technical College, including
courses in hydraulics, industrial electronics, and motor
controls. These courses expanded Mr. Farran’s skills as an
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