UAL747DEN From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2392 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3283 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...
M404 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2258 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3040 times:
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
Aviationwiz From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 965 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2879 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!
AirTran737 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3811 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2874 times:
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
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."