talked to a delta guy the other day and my big take-away was that their crew chiefs (ala), will be getting a huge bump in their premium pay on april 1, to $3.53/hr. we're still at $2.20/hr crew chief premium and i believe united lead premium is still under $2/hr. he also told me that delta is cutting their hours, so, he was a bit cynical about everything. delta knows our contract better than most of us at aa. they tell us we'll be at $34.27/hr by april 1.
united ramp guys telling me that the company has broken off talks with the iam. united is insisting on a 2 year deal, similar to the recent united amt contract. united workers in shock that aa gives aa workers more 'state leave' days than united. 5 days x 2 days. i thought the number would be standard/uniform for workers in the same city/state.
other news is aa profit sharing. i'm hearing 7%-10% from a good source. those big numbers make sense to me, due to so many FSCs with 2 years or less seniority and they're looking at $3k-$4k checks. that leaves a lot for everyone else. remember - $180 million divided by 30,000 is a clean $6k. that isn't the formula, and it makes sense that the percentage of wages will be higher than anticipated, due to so many getting $3k-$4k checks - lower than the $6,000 clean division. another bloc of workers have to get much more to balance out that $6k average.