Don't think this actually happened just because he said it did. This guy loves to spin everything. I think he is just trying to make it sound like their current union tried to act like AMFA and polled the membership for negos ideas, because this is what AMFA does at all contract negos. Just like contract nego observers, only happens with AMFA.
Once the judge subpoenas the website on AMR's behalf then the government is involved with suppression of free speech. Second, how many times has AMR asked us to work in unsafe conditions and with unsafe equipment to get their aircraft out? How many times have they understaffed ground workers, asked people to move aircraft with 1 wing walker, and asked the lavatory guy to back up with no guide man? Truth be told, this company asks us to look the other way all the time. If we actually followed AMR's own safety regulations the ramp would grind to a halt. They violate the contract every time they violate work rules. Where is our justice for those infractions?
By the way I know.... I just do not care. My anger has overshadowed any fear I have of being disciplined. This situation just makes me sick. You think the longshoremen would put up with this s**t. Your warning is just a reminder of how weak we as a UNION and a people have gotten. We have gone from fighting for our rights to tucking our tail between our legs and swallowing whatever garbage Corporate America and the government wants to shove down our throats. We can't even strike because the government says we can't. How weak is that?
I do not believe anything I read on here without supporting documentation or research. Mine or someone else's. I have worked at the "rumor mill" TULE far too long for that. That is one lesson TULE taught me the hard way.
Some members of this forum have a goal. That goal is to cause dissension and misinformation. Perhaps Swift Steel is a member of this minority. It is the modern form of "spy and sabotage".
The only thing this butt-nugget EVER did with spurs is make them from AL tape and stick a set on somebody's boots - foam rubber antlers as well.Now that is some funny shet! How absurd, the sorry bastard
By the topic of this thread I think its as good a time as any to bow out. "It is time for a new approach" HSS is gonna hang up his spurs, piss on the fire and call in the dogs because this hunt is over. Nearing 9 years of haggling with the clowns here must come to an end. This is HSS signing off....
Great. Now we are getting somewhere.
How do we go about redefining ourselves as a UNION regardless of who represents us? (Redefinition)
How should the "bottom up" go about accomplishing this? (Reorganization)
What can we do to change the current leadership structure? (Redistribution)
How do we energize people and get a sense of direction? (Redirection)
I thought a list compilation would address some of these issues (redefinition, reorganization, redirection). You seem like you have put some thought into this. Do you have any suggestions where to begin?