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FAs To Strike With Mechanics At NW?  
User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2625 times:

http://www.usatoday.com/travel/news/2005-08-10-nwa-unions_x.htm


The next generation of aircraft is just around the corner!
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User currently offlineMtnmanmakalu From Ireland, joined Nov 2004, 515 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2597 times:

The AMFA has "reached out to other unions many times"??!! I almost choked on my Hot Pocket laughing when I read that one!!!

 crazy 



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User currently offlineLrockeagle From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 82 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2592 times:

I want a hot pocket!

User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2591 times:

I like the character at the end of your message *lol*  taekwondo 


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User currently offlineMtnmanmakalu From Ireland, joined Nov 2004, 515 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2574 times:

Quoting Lrockeagle (Reply 2):
I want a hot pocket!

Theeeeerrrreee Grrrreeeaaattt !!! And if this strike goes through, I'll be living on them for every meal!!!

 yummy 



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User currently offlineFlyGuyClt From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 537 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2560 times:

The vote is on. I really doubt the F/A's will follow suit. If they read the letter from PFAA it is way to gray (in my opinion) to gamble with your job.

Plus, the replacements are there and ready to go. Once you are replaced you have to wait for recall when all this "BS" is over. So you could be out for a very long time. Is it worth it? The pilots aren't going to. The IAM aren't going too. So how can you win a fight from being on the line, watching your replacement get on your airplane with a 87% load factor and taking to the skies with out you? While I AM NOT a supporter for management. NWA is the last of the legacy's to take a pay cut. The contract on the table from NWA for the FA group is ugly. But still better pay then USAirways has. So my question is this. Check what airlines in Chapter 11 have. Compare it to what NWA is offering. Because if NWA goes Chapter 11. You need exit financing. To get that financing you will have to have lower cost then those currently in Chapter 11. LOOK at the big picture here. It is business. Yes business for NWA, but also for yourself. The past if over and unfortunately in the U.S. with the going ons of Corporate America, you have to chose the road with the least risk. Compare Compare Compare and make the choice that is right for you, your family, and your future.

Safe Flying  Smile



Florida Express, Braniff II and ......
User currently offlineMtnmanmakalu From Ireland, joined Nov 2004, 515 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2528 times:

Quoting FlyGuyClt (Reply 5):
The vote is on. I really doubt the F/A's will follow suit. If they read the letter from PFAA it is way to gray (in my opinion) to gamble with your job.

I don't think it will pass- and I will be shocked if it does.... Its not worth it -to me- to lose your job over a strike that isn't even your own!!!

mtnman



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User currently offline1rocco From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 119 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2510 times:

Flyguyclt,

I was under the impression that the replacement f/a's are going to be offered legit positions. Is this true? I do agree that concessions are going to be necessary but some of the stuff that NWA is asking is going a little too far. If they get what they are asking for there will be a whole lot of furloughs. I just returned from 4yrs of furlough and I am sick thinking about being furloughed again in a few months. From what I hear anyone with 10-12 yrs seniority is under the gun. So as it stands I am not so sure US airways contract would be much worse. Lets just hope and pray it doesn't come to that. I do agree that anyone that participates in a sympathy strikes will be heading to the unemployment line straight from the picket line. That is a choice each individual will have to make. I know what I will be doing..


User currently offlineThelowfarehero From Cayman Islands, joined Aug 2005, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2486 times:

Not that im anti-union, but at a financally troubling time like now, especially in NW's case the last thing these people want is to be permanently jobless in the airline industry. With all the employees furloughed from 9/11 trying to re-enter, these people will be at the bottom of the chain. Why don't these unions wait until things pick up and the carrier isn't on the brink of B.K. If they want whats best for the people they represent, they would hold off until NW is financially able to negotiate their demands. The FA's would be extremely foolish to make such a move, if they do, I wish them all the luck in the wellfare/unemployment line.


I HAATE AA!
User currently offlineFlyGuyClt From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 537 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2340 times:

Quoting Thelowfarehero (Reply 8):

BINGO ! ! ! Unfortunately, this is the case as we all have seen and read about the mechanics. NOW, is not the time to leave your job, unless you just want a new career/life path. Get out there, GET invovled, Re-Think, Re-Energize, get all the facts and compare what is on the table to airlines in Chapter 11. If NWA goes Chapter 11, then your costs must be lower than any airline in Chapter 11 to get the necessary financial to weather Chapter 11. Meaning what ever contracts are out there. Yours will be lower. I hope this can be done for NWA out of the Chapter 11 court. NWA employees must put personal issues aside. It is a business for NWA and yes for yourself. YOU must protect yourself and look at the entire picture. So get out and compare all the contracts of airlines in Chapter 11. Then subtract 5 to 10% from that. That is what you are looking at if NWA files. History in aviation is history in aviation. It has happened before and unfortunately is happening now.

Safe Flying  Smile

Keeping fingers crossed for the "least risk" contract.



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