I have had enough of the Teamsters!

WeAAsles

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Go ahead. How many permanently lost their jobs as a result?

These people always seem to forget that we work for an Airline, not a neighborhood convenience store. Sometimes unfortunately Stations (And Maintenance Bases) close and when they do close what we rely on is having the Contract language that lets us move to where we can continue to work. It even asked me if I was willing to move on the application I filled out over 27 years ago.

So yes AFW closed but even with the Bankruptcy all were offered work somewhere else or were offered a buyout. Ridiculous to try and compare that story to the NWA AMFA Strike debacle.
 
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WeAAsles

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“As for labor solidarity, AMFA says it never counted on its union brothers. Steve MacFarlane is an AMFA spokesman.

Mr. STEVE MacFARLANE (Spokesman, AMFA): We've never calculated into our strategy that we have to have the other unions to support us. While we would have welcomed that, we still believe that the replacement worker issue is what this is going to hinge around. And we just simply believe that Northwest cannot run their operation with inexperienced, undertrained mechanics that they have, I think, very recklessly put into the mix”



 

Kev3188

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Right in the middle.
And at NWA Hundreds and hundreds of their own members were smart enough to cross the line and now finished or are in the process of finishing up a good career with Delta Airlines. The rest held the line to their own ideological idiocy. They believed and many still believe their own hype of how special they are.

Wow.
 

SWAMECH

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Missing AMFA Representation?
Since teamsters took over you guys are now down in the middle of the pack with Alaska and JetBlue moving ahead of you guys as of lately.
Get those cards in folks and regain the better AMFA Representation.

 

WeAAsles

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Missing AMFA Representation?
Since teamsters took over you guys are now down in the middle of the pack with Alaska and JetBlue moving ahead of you guys as of lately.
Get those cards in folks and regain the better AMFA Representation.


Alaska employees 5.5 Mechanics per Aircraft.
Southwest employees 2.3 Mechanics per Aircraft.
United employees 5.1 Mechanics per Aircraft
American employees 21.7 Mechanics per Aircraft.

Honestly it is hard to defend the IBT at United any more then how terrible AMFA representation also is.

 

SWAMECH

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I'm not exactly sure what you're talking about. Those assumptions you rely on mean nothing to me. I am sub continental, meaning we've had IBT for 20+ years after the IAM was given the boot during the lorenzo Eastern/Continental fiasco.

And the funny thing about all of this is the guys that want AMFA back the most are the Mechanics from legacy United. They didn't give that union a fair shake and it was all knee-jerk reactions during a bankruptcy. You can nut-hug IAM/IBT/TWU all you want, I won't play along.

Spare me your crybaby dramatics - AMFA stole nothing! - the iam was decertified by their own members for lack of representation and AMFA was brought onboard.

YOU can't accept it because you're a twu/iam sycophant




The real story? From an twu/iam association website? LMFAO 🤣
Hey guys, just checking in on any further progress on the movement to rid the teamsters from UAL Mechanics. Any updates of how it is going?
 
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WeAAsles

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Hey guys, just checking in on any further progress on the movement to rid the teamsters from UAL Mechanics. Any updates of how it is going?


Yes they changed over to AMFA 3 weeks ago and already got a TA. Glory glory hallelujah they’re good. 😂