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NWA Ready To Use 1,000 Replacement Mechanics  
User currently offlineKarlB737 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3095 posts, RR: 10
Posted (8 years 12 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2867 times:

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User currently offlineFlyGuyClt From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 537 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (8 years 12 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2854 times:

I am keeping my fingers crossed that a rational agreement will be reached that all can live with.

Safe Flying  Smile



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User currently offlineZvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10511 posts, RR: 64
Reply 2, posted (8 years 12 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2822 times:

I hoping that everything works out for the best for NW's customers, shareholders, salaried employees, replacement mechanics, and for any current NW mechanics who vote against striking.

User currently offlineRAMPRAT980 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 600 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 12 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2803 times:

I believe that NWA management has every intention of using replacment mechanics regardless of if they go on strike or not. Its a game and they're just dragging the union along


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User currently offlineKarlB737 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3095 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (8 years 12 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2743 times:

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Mechanics, Airlines Return To Table Today

http://kstp.com/article/stories/S9687.html?cat=1


User currently offlineUAL747DEN From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2392 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (8 years 12 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2701 times:

NW isn't playing around, I think its great. They will not let the union take them down like they have done to so many other airlines. Good job NW, I hope that all the sensible MX that vote against a strike continue their jobs with these great new people and the MX voting for a strike enjoy their broke lives...


/// UNITED AIRLINES
User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6785 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (8 years 12 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2674 times:

This strike, if it happens, may be the biggest non-event strike ever.

Every indication is that NW is ready to fly a full sked unhampered.


User currently offlineSunking737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2038 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (8 years 12 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2561 times:

My Dad retired after 25 years because he did not want to give any more money back to the comapny. Employees have given back to NW for 9 years.

He said no more, and with him retiring at lest one MX will keep their job.



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User currently offlineM404 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2224 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (8 years 12 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2458 times:
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It won't be a non -event. Labor and Management of every carrier and any other business that has a collective bargaining agreement in place will be watching to see what law bending new procedures will occur in an anti-labor administration. Smart Union administrators and even a few smart Union members will be trying to absorb what kind of union negotiations are left available to them. What promises are useless? What is a contract worth? How will the Railway Labor Act be twisted to which ends? What will government allow managements to do that's new? Is AMFA's "militant" (not my quote) stance far less rewarding than the "same bed" procedures the IAM has been accused of? Will it make any differences or will all contracts meet this fate? Is a career in the industry possible above service employee wages? Many, many other things will be watched. Far too many and important to be a "Non-event"


Less sarcasm and more thought equal better understanding
User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7405 posts, RR: 50
Reply 9, posted (8 years 12 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2378 times:
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Quoting Sunking737 (Reply 7):
He said no more, and with him retiring at lest one MX will keep their job.

Quite a few did the same. Like almost 500 from what i've heard.



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User currently offlineAviationwiz From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 962 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (8 years 12 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2297 times:

Quoting Zvezda (Reply 2):
I hoping that everything works out for the best for NW's customers, shareholders, salaried employees, replacement mechanics, and for any current NW mechanics who vote against striking.

Welcome to my I'll never respect you again list. You are the second one on, behind Fred Smith. It takes a lot to get there, but all it took you was one sentence! Come back when you know what it feels like to be over-worked, under-paid, and mis-treated in the workplace. It doesn't take all of us a first hand experience to feel sympathetic to the workers in some cases like this, but apparently for you it does. Thanks!



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User currently offlineAirTran737 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3702 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (8 years 12 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2292 times:
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Someone help me here. The want to lay off about 2,000 mechanics right? They only have 1,000 scabs trained. The amount that they want to lay off is twice what they have trained. Doesn't NW have around 4,000 mechanics? I know that Airbus and KLM are going to help with some of the work, but will that cover 4,000 strikers? I don't think that it will.


Nice Trip Report!!! Great Pics, thanks for posting!!!! B747Forever
User currently offlineAPFPilot1985 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 12 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2267 times:

Quoting Aviationwiz (Reply 10):
Come back when you know what it feels like to be over-worked, under-paid, and mis-treated in the workplace.

And you do? Kettle calling the pot black there buddy.


User currently offlineAviationwiz From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 962 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (8 years 12 months 23 hours ago) and read 2238 times:

Quoting APFPilot1985 (Reply 12):
And you do? Kettle calling the pot black there buddy.

I was prepared for a reply like that judging by the bulk of A.Net users taking the age in the profile to mean everything. Which is why I added the sentence after that "It doesn't take all of us a first hand experience to feel sympathetic to the workers in some cases like this, but apparently for you it does."



Proudly from the Home of the Red Tail.
User currently offlineRAMPRAT980 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 600 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (8 years 12 months 7 hours ago) and read 2148 times:

I heard that talks have broken off. Like I said earlier the company is just dragging the union along.


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