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Mesaba Employees Vote No Confidence In Management  
User currently offlineLUVRSW From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 498 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2633 times:

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/060207/dctu052.html?.v=37

The "Vote of No Confidence," signed by the vast majority of Mesaba's unionized employees, is substantiated by the following facts:


* Mesaba Airlines generates more than 95 percent of MAIR Holdings'
revenue. Virtually all of Mesaba's profits have been transferred to MAIR
Holdings, which had $120 million in cash and equivalent assets when
Mesaba filed for bankruptcy.

* MAIR Holdings began to siphon off Mesaba's profits in late 2002 when it
used Mesaba's earnings to purchase Big Sky Airlines. MAIR announced that
Big Sky would become the holding company's "growth vehicle" because of
its low labor costs. MAIR executives actively pursued growth via Big
Sky, but were not successful in winning any new business. Big Sky has
been consistently unprofitable since its purchase, yet it is not in
bankruptcy.

* Despite the failed growth strategy, MAIR Holdings executives have
rewarded themselves with salaries, bonuses, and stock options at levels
that exceed their peers at both regional and mainline carriers.

"This management team has acted shamefully and it's about time the public knows what we know," said flight attendant Carla Rogat, vice president of the Association of Flight Attendants unit at Mesaba. "Mesaba and MAIR executives are bleeding this airline dry without regard for anyone or anything but their own financial gain."

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User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2625 times:

So what exactly does this vote of no confidence accomplish?

User currently offlineKarlB737 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3047 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2619 times:

Courtesy: The Business Journal

Mesaba Unions Want Execs Removed

http://biz.yahoo.com/bizj/060207/1225515.html?.v=1


User currently offlineSmokescreen From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 230 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2574 times:

Quoting DLKAPA (Reply 1):
So what exactly does this vote of no confidence accomplish?

Good question. It seems like the employees may have a point, but are there any legal remedies in a case like this, or this motion just posturing?


User currently offlineOMA2FAI2SAV From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2507 times:

When I was with XJ back in 2003, most of the other employees I talked with felt this exact same way at the time. It is a shame. I thought XJ ran a good operation, but was being a little misguided. This was at the start of the rumor about the Avros. Management did give us updates about what was going on with the contract discussions, but always made everything turn to look like THEY were the ones making progress. They made it seem like with anyone else in those contract negotiations, the Avro would have been gone a lot earlier. While this may or may not be true, I think they should not have been tooting their own horn, and telling the employees the honest truth. No cookie cutter response like "We are making headway" or "The discussions are at a stalemate". Give a little more info please. I know that I am ranting about this, but I am still a little flamed about how I was treated as a XJ employee before I got laid off. Anyways, now you all know my 2 cents.

User currently offlineN908AW From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 903 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2444 times:

Pretty soon they'll be voting on whether or not NW is screwed.


'Cause you're on ATA again, and on ATA, you're on vacation!
User currently offlineKcrwFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3763 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2426 times:

Quoting N908AW (Reply 5):
Pretty soon they'll be voting on whether or not NW is screwed.

Then after that unanimously passes, they'll vote on whether they screwed themselves or were screwed by some outside force.


User currently offlineSupa7E7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2417 times:

How dare those business owners bleed their company dry! Those greedy... business owners! They acted like they owned the place! I am furious.

User currently offlineLUVRSW From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 498 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2337 times:

Looks like XJ, and NW, are in a downward spiral.

User currently offlineSunking737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2021 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2322 times:

I worked with 2 guys that came from XJ, they quit because of the pending strike 2 years ago.
They said things got worse, as time went by. Seems a change in upper management was the biggest factor.

The guy that was CEO at the time departed XJ and I think he is running the Republic Air Group out east.

The "new" CEO and the CEO of MAIR seem to be following the NW play book, screw the employees.

They forget happy employees, makes happy customers, which makes people return and you make money.

Besides I thought NW bought all the fuel XJ used? or am I wrong.



Just an MSPAVGEEK
User currently offlineLUVRSW From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 498 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2305 times:

The new XJ CEO, John Spanjers, came from NW, I believe.

User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7504 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2283 times:

Northwest employee's should do the same thing.


"Some People Just Know How To Fly"- Best slogan ever, RIP NW 1926-2009
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