- Dec 5, 2003
Fly said:Delta Airlines Drops Hub and Shrinks to Avoid Bankruptcy
Good evening, Ms. Fly. Obviously you and the author of the article missed the whole point of DL's announcement. They aren't shrinking anything except the size of their workforce. The airline is actually growing - quite a contrast to what is happening at UA and US.
yes, DL will UNILATERALLY impose pay and benefit cuts on its non-contract employees. Actually that is how employers of the 88% of Americans who are not represented by labor unions do it. And if you think that unions do such a great job of representing employee interests, then can you explain why the percentage of Americans represented by labor unions is at the lowest point ever? Hint: because labor unions can't possibly think of working towards solutions but instead simply impose demands. Companies that have demands imposed on them usually fold up and leave. Employees can do the same thing, too.
Oh, and please don't forget to notice that Delta is UNILATERALLY imposing profit sharing and stock ownership plans on its non-contract employees too.
Can you send me your address so I can ship you an order of crow for your dinner on the night that DALPA announces that they have caved in to Delta's demands. Based on Jerry's ultimatum date of the end of the month, I'm betting you can count on crow dinner sometime about the 28th or 29th.
Hopeful (or not),
Actually, management at airlines like DL and AA are executing turnaround plans that will ensure you have a job and cities like DFW have good solid air service to the world for years to come. You should be grateful that AA and DL are in a position that they can make changes outside of bankruptcy; it may very well be too late for UA and US since neither appears capable of executing a turnaround plan inside of bankruptcy that will meet approval with labor. You see, the farther you sink, the bigger the whole you have to dig out of. Relatively speaking, AA and DL have much smaller holes to dig out of. You'll be fine....trust me.