Has the DEEP FREEZE set in yet ????????

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Fellow AA fsc''s, what''s going on out there, across the system, as far as x-fering is concerned.
Is there an official system freeze in affect ??
In my little corner of the system, we are still hiring p/t, off the street.
IMHO, once the system freeze goes into effect(if it has,nt happened already),we are all in for a long,long,very long period before any melting occurs, and we''re allowed to x-fer about the system.
This is a time when a guy/gal is better off frozen in a hub, or large station(JFK,BOS,LAX), rather than being stuck, hypothetically, (3rd from the bottom) in a little hole of a station.
Believe it or not, in a strange kind of way, the people in BUF SYR ROC, and ALB, may wind up in a place like(for example) ORD, where, with their seniority, they find that they''re better off(more options).
(having to up-route spouses, homes, kids/schools notwithstanding) !!!!!!!
What going on out there ?????????????
Regards,
NH/BB''s
AA/AFL-CIO
 
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Well at the terminal, at MCI, they have now quit hiring off the street. One F/Ter, and two P/Ter's, have transfered over to MCIE as stock clerks. Also five or six P/Ter's transferred over as both A/C Cleaners, and Parts Washers. Now we hear there will be the equivalent of three F/Ter's laid off. Seven or eight of our P/Ter's are on probation, so we hope they release them instead of cutting more F/T. They also say we will lose ten agents upstairs. All these layoffs, and we are gaining two MCI-LGA trips in October, and another MCI-DFW trip in November. I guess they are trying to boost productivity, which is already way up there. No more reading the paper and having a cup of coffee before going out to work your trip. Punch in, and your busy right away. Oh yeah, we hear MCIE will be loosing a lot of management jobs, but no TWU guys.
 
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bagsmasher

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I'd like to know where all these 9,000 layoffs are coming from. Our union steward said that about 600 were coming from MIA,ORD, and DFW in Fleet Service. I haven't heard anything about any coming from maintenance. Anyone heard of any more layoffs?
 
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