On 7/4/2003 12:44:08 PM Hopeful wrote:
Are you referring to the overnight cabin service people who were displaced to bring in an outside contractor who will be represented by the TWU?
Or are you referring to the TWU setting the stage to eliminate mechanics'' jobs in 1983 just to give the work to the other constituents of the TWU?
The airlines are going to do what they need AND want to do. But to have the TWU in bed with them is wrong!
I am referring to the "B scale" through the OSM classification. AA and the TWU have conspired to
1) AA has gained the ability to have their work accomplished at a much lower rate and not have to seek outside facilities outside the company to have it done.
2) TWU has negotiated contract after contract in a concessionary manner to acheive their goal of keeping as many dues payers working as possible.
This is a "WIN WIN" situation for both parties. Can you say Company Union?