Dude I have zero clue what you’re talking about. My Union and no one that I can think of for that matter has ever tried to convince me that I was a victim.
Then you must live under a rock.
My wife's family is third generation American Airlines/TWU and it's been the same song and dance throughout the generations.
"The company is abusing you because they are not paying you what you are worth".
I know everybody in this board has heard that 100 times.
Rinse and repeat.
All they are is a collection of guys.
Many "collection of guys" have committed a lot of crime.
Frankly many of them are friends of mine now having been active over the years.
Doing what exactly? Soaking up air conditioning at the UNION office on official "UNION business"?
Look man sometimes on here you can be a real jagoff so I’m a jagoff in return to you but I’m sorry you have your experience.
That is not on purpose. You and I just have very different ideals.
Mine is coming up on 28 years now. Damn glad about my Union, My Job, My Contract, My Compensation, My Benefits, Where I live and so far even my health is ok.
I am glad things are working out for you. Truly.
I’m also sorry that every so often you have to pop back on here and relive your grievances. My past wasn’t that bad and any bad parts I moved on from years ago.
I know you don't believe this but I was ready to move on to another career anyway. That is why I had so much schooling done by the time I took the early out layoff (not to be confused with early out retirement). The only difference getting let go made to me is I was out of there in 1 month (due to early out it could have been 2) instead of 5 (when I was going to leave regardless). I took the layoff in November because they allowed people to leave early and I wanted to focus on school. I could have worked until December. Between severance and unemployment it honestly didn't matter. I did just fine and felt no financial discomfort. I have no issue with American Airlines. They gave me flexibility to leave early and honored their severance obligations. They didn't even fight unemployment.
My issue is being done dirty by a UNION I PAID
to represent me. By a president, a Fleet Service Clerk nonetheless, encouraging people to accept a concessionary contract. By a layoff that affected every single Fleet Service Clerk on that base and at the airport.... except the 2 UNION officers. By Dallas sending people over here not to right the wrong performed by those officers but to act as damage control and sweep it under the rug.
I paid for representation and I certainly don't feel I got that being stabbed in the back and then having the UNION turn a blind eye to it.
You say I relive it. I say the UNION officers cutting under the table deals to benefit them at the expense of the membership is still going on. Let's be honest here, TWU has a history. None of that will change until the UNION culture changes among the membership and it hasn't
There were over 100 career clerks those shop closures affected that were similarly stabbed in the back by the TWU. Those people never got and never will get justice. I want to make damn sure nobody forgets it.
That is why I keep bringing it up.
I'm glad things are working out for you, but don't trust the TWU
. If a fellow Fleet Service Clerk sold out over 100 peers to save his ass only to have the international turn a blind eye to it they are certainly not beyond sticking it to you if it benefits them. I hope you don't have any negative impacts.
You should never trust the leadership of any entity to look out for your best interest when they insulate themselves from the consequences of the "representation" they offer you.
That is the flaw with TWU/Association.