Just curious as to how many line stations the west currently operates? Think it will be ugly if this thing passes...company says they will keep a minimum of 14 line mx stations, and judging by past history they will operate just the minimum.
What kind of senority is there on the West? Most on the East have yet to see their senority list.
Coerce the feeble? I take it you don't buy gas for your auto to get to work. I take it you don't follow the stock market and see what kind of shape our economy is truly in. Do you really beleive by voting no with where the economy is headed that it will get better, maybe it will, I'm thinking it probably won't, could it be better YES! Can I live with it yes.This TA ia actually a CBA good till 2012. If it's voted in, that's it, we will be taking a dive before round one even starts. Don't let stories about oil prices and typical airline doom and gloom fool you into thinking "now's not the time to negotiate". These stories are used by opportunists (IAM & US/HP) to coerce the feeble. Vote NO fight for a better CBA. It's fight now or never?
Do you think for a moment that DP and his VPs are going to lose anything? What benefits do they stand to lose or have reduced? If you can live on a VP's salary alone, then you should give up the job! I don't have much sympathy for some one that makes 6 figures. Are they being asked to give up holidays, STD/LTD coverage, take a pay hike that is lower than the cost of living raises management has received over the past 5 years? How many employees have the 100 days banked sick time that is required to get full pay for sick time used. What about the people that have worked over 20 years and the most time they can bank is 320 hours (32days) they would have to work another 8 1/2 years with out a sick day to meet that requirement. As far as the IAM pension plan, isn't is a gamble that US Airways will still be in existance (merger) or that the IAM will continue to be the representing union? If I wanted to gamble, I'd go to Vegas. I do not see any advantage for the group of M & R other than DP gaining his "cost neutral" plan and the IAM trying to get everybody to roll over and play dead. I have nothing to gain or lose in this fight because I am going to retire prior to implementation. I just hate to see the M & R get the shaft once again and have to listen to the lame excuses from the IAM about "it was the best that we could do!' BULL!Yep, Aloha is in Chapter 11, UA and DL announces plane groundings, DL asking for buyouts, yep the airline industry is in stellar financial performance right now.
And don't forget jet fuel at all time highs.
With the COC removed from the contract, something is going down, and I can just guess we will not like it. As stated over and over again the CEO's primary responsibility is to the shareholders and not to the employee's. An if you have noticed the decline of the stock price, Have a feeling you not be enjoying that contract for long.....