- Oct 20, 2007
The back and forth with defenders of these unions digging back 20 years to the times of deregulation is a waste of time. Everyone got boned back at NW, ALPA, Flight Attendants, Mechanics, god damn janitors all got locked out…it was a bankruptcy.
keeping people busy arguing about issues decades ago I’d a distraction to keep you busy working on today. Time to boot the Teamsters from UAL and help other technicians from other airlines join us afterwards. The fear these people have is losing whatever cozy positions they’ve worked themselves into as part of their respective unions. At UAL many of these stewards use Union Business to self assign Overtime as the mood suits them. They have a nice big honeypot to eat from while the rest of us have to wait in line for hours, that’s the only reason you see them show their teeth when you mention replacing the IBT.
time to just make this happen. If the TWU/IAM was honestly worried about their workers at AA..one of them would voluntarily step out of the way and allow the other to represent the unionists, but this is all about Union dues and nothing else.
Ok but you tried the IAM and you believe they failed you, you tried the AMFA and you believe they failed you, you tried the IBT and believe they failed you, you never tried the TWU but I’m sure if you did you would eventually believe they failed you. Do you ever get to the point where you start to think maybe it’s not all these Unions that you think are failing you? And no I’m not saying that maybe the IBT really is failing you. That’s your call to make.
The TWU/IAM isn’t worried about their workers at AA. Why should they be when they have the best contract in the Industry. Read it for yourself and prove the comment wrong.
And BTW for that fake AMFA raid where Seham was paid around $300,000 for “AA Issues” the TWU/IAM spent only around $5,000 to challenge the filing which they were duly bound to do. If they had been so concerned there would have been all sorts of writings and videos trying to beat back the challenge which there wasn’t. It was as quiet as a church mouse basically. Even the IAM shockingly didn’t react.
I think they knew the filing was another AMFA fraud.