Unions Getting More Support For Aid Assistance

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  1. swamt

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    Well at least they caught that and was able to be flexible enough to allow them to rescind.
    Ya know, it almost appears as though the airlines are being way more compassionate than they have in the past when crisis's strike. Usually they just pull the ole layoff and furlough triggers with no heartbeat involved in the past and then straight into BK with even more non-compassionate moves.
    Another note: They seem to be offering some pretty decent offers for the exits and leaves. Although they are all different in their own ways, some better in the medical area, and some better in the payment area, but all in all, they do seem to be wanting to take the "voluntary" route with offers that are pretty doable.
    I really though SWA's early out package was going to be 80-100K for the mechanics just to say they topped the last one at 75K, however, the move to the full years salary was a game changer for many and really made SWA look good and serious about wanting folks to take the offers. Offerings of 115-132 for mechs is a serious move to get the numbers they needed and they did get the numbers needed to stop any layoffs and furloughs on Oct 1 as well as now for the rest of the year. IF this extension can go thru I think we will all be safe thru March 2021 and hopefully by then we will have a better and truer picture of how this industry will look moving forward. It may be a very slow recovery but at least by then I am sure we will have a much better picture of everything. And for God Sakes please have a vaccine before then to help out.
    Just FYI, but I am waiting to hear if I get accepted for one of the leaves SWA is offering. A bit nervous about signing up for the long term one at such a reduced pay, but hey, you only live once and wanted to see what it would be like to be of and away from work for so long. Maybe a test, if ya will, on how retirement might feel like in the future. Now I just gotta find me a "busy" hobby so not to go off the wall bored stiff.
    Sorry for rambling on ya E. :)
     
  2. swamt

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    Glad to see our CEO publically encourage congress to pass the extension. The A4A group has spoken as well with support, but always nice to hear from our CEO personally in a message to the employees. With the unions pushing and the airlines CEO's also backing it 100%, there will be some sort of an extension IMO. The gov. does not want to see 100,000's of airline employees hit the streets on unemployment at such a quick rate, especially on an election year and that is what might push them to get er done for a second round of assistance.
    I know, some will say it's just a bandaid that'll get ripped off come March 2021. But, if that be the case, at least folks are given another 6 months to help them stash the cash and get rid of some debt by then in order to better prepare themselves for the worse. Also it would help getting into the new year to see and judge how the airline travel will go. Also hoping to have a vaccine before then that might also help with passengers getting back in the air.
    So IF extended, you folks that might be on the chopping blocks get smart, get prepared and stash the cash...

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  3. swamt

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    Keep reading these articles that the PSP is gaining ground, when will we see it gain full ground and get passed by congress? I know, still covered until Oct 1st, but it would be really nice for the airline as well as for the employees to know sooner rather than later to give time for airlines and employees to react accordingly to how the short time future will look. The dum-ass Dems need to pull their heads out and come to a deal, they need to quit trying to get so much more than what is really needed, that's how you get things to go away completely. Keep it up Dems, and Trump will do a reach around like he just did with the 4 executive orders he just signed in. Time to work WITH the people or you will get worked around. Stop with the political BS and let's move America forward and out of this crisis eventually...

    https://www.yahoo.com/finance/m/360...353315809b53/a-payroll-support-extension.html
     

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