I don't think your outlook is representative of the collective. At least not from what I am seeing on these posts.
I mean you know..... it has been 20 years.
According to studies the average person works 43.27 years.
If a person born in 1954 hired in 1972 (18 years old) and worked until he could draw full retirement (year 2020 at 66 years old) he will have worked 48 years. That is almost your best case scenario.
48 years and that is hiring in the day you are eligible (18) and working until full retirement age (66). In the scenario we have with AMFA that mechanic would have been waiting 19 years (39.6 percent of his career rounded up ) only to close out his career with no success. The longer it takes to get AMFA in the worse that average gets.
His passion or objectivity as you put it is just that HIS, as with you, your opinion is Yours. He 1AA has lost Faith in the current representation, and is looking for something different. a Change. If you are stuck on believing the TWU or the ASSOCiation is going to give your related AA employee a better wage, and career then have them support the ASSOC. when the NMB gives the M&R work group a VOTE.I think your passion is overriding your objectivity.
Let's wait on the ruling from the NMB, see which way that goes, then all the BS will can start on how we failed again or which way the membership is going to VOTE. You have had this explained to you so many times it really is getting OLD.