Yes, as usual.
The risk isn't being represented or not. The risk is in having the wrong people at the table.
And let me save you a lot of typing here: If we get farmed out, I'll most likely retire.
There is no such thing as having the wrong people at the table. Indirectly you do vote for those people who are there. And ultimately you do get to decide on what passes or not.
Take SWA PSA and IAM 142. They recently voted no to not one but two offers before they found the third acceptable.
Can an Airline wait it out and break the resolve of the membership? That’s another story.
On being farmed out. I don’t push the fear button. Life is a challenge full of risks and decisions.
Maybe? PMNW AMTs were working under an imposed agreement at merger time. In that context, declining representation was an easy choice (PMDL AMTs were light years ahead on just about any metric you want to pick). Plus, most of the honorable never made it that far. They were long gone by 2011.
Honorable or plain stupid is debatable depending on how you want to view that story. Didn’t William Wallace also have his head chopped off?
And so in other words you’re saying that the non union AMT’s at Delta being light years ahead of those poor AMFA represented souls had the keys to Paradise compared to those who stayed out shivering in the cold?
Your own comment kind of makes it a no brainer for those who scabbed and went to work at Delta.
P.S. Working in a hub during a drive is infinitely "safer" than being in a line station. But you know that already.
So in other words fear keeps you muzzled and sedated? You don’t want to be the next Kip Hedges.
I can understand that. You have others that need to rely on you for their comfort and safety.
Maybe some birds actually enjoy being in their gilded cages. Lots of Eagles and Hawks out there looking to snatch a meal.
You do have a very good gig where you are IMO. (Not counting that Winter 🥶 Weather I mean)