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Striking Mechanics, Northwest Reach Deal  
User currently offlineKarlB737 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3123 posts, RR: 10
Posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2144 times:

Courtesy: Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Striking Mechanics, Northwest Reach Deal

http://www.startribune.com/535/story/731078.html

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User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2092 times:

Well now, that's interesting news.
At least NW did not leave those forgotten folks hanging. Perhaps it is deal they can live with....we shall see.
safe



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User currently offlineLumberton From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 4708 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2073 times:

From the article:

Quote:
f the deal is ratified by AMFA members, workers would be converted from on strike to layoff status.
Northwest agreed to pay up to 10 weeks of separation pay for workers who decide to resign their employment from the airline.
For workers who remain with the company on layoff status, workers will receive up to five weeks of severance pay.

Does this mean that the AMFA members would go to "the back of the line" behind the replacement workers if they ratify the agreement?



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User currently offlineM404 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2227 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1970 times:
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The current Northwest workforce consists of about 300 Northwest mechanics who crossed picket lines, 300 furloughed mechanics who chose to return to work and 280 new-hire replacement mechanics.

Of a total of 880 techs at NW nearly 600 are exAMFA? Is that right?



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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1946 times:

So if I get fired from my job, but pretend to still work for the company, and piss and moan long enough, I'll get promoted to "jobless?" That sounds like a real winner.   

Since I'd been a thorn in the side of my former employer, I'd be welcomed back with open arms. Right? And I'd be at the bottom of the recall list. Right? And we'll all pretend that nothing happened. Right?   

Well... Hot damn! Sounds like the best of all worlds.   

Mark

[Edited 2006-10-10 00:57:54]

User currently offlineLucky42 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1920 times:

Quoting Lumberton (Reply 2):
Does this mean that the AMFA members would go to "the back of the line" behind the replacement workers if they ratify the agreement?

Well, not really. They can't just jump in and displace the replacement workers. The people who choose to remain on layoff status will receive the 5 weeks severence pay and will have 2 yrs to be recalled to a postion than once back on the property seniority would rule so the new hire replacements could not out bid a striker. I think this has a real chance of passing because a lot of us never want to go back and just want to get it over with and get atleast something. For me it is some seperation pay and hopefully my stock money from a previous concession that nw never made good on.

Quoting M404 (Reply 3):
Of a total of 880 techs at NW nearly 600 are exAMFA? Is that right

That is essentally corrrect...the furloughed mechanics count as AMFA members


User currently offlineTVNWZ From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 2398 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1910 times:

Needs to be ratified. No sure bet. Basically they go from On Strike to a) quit or b) layed off. Ouch.

User currently offlineM404 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2227 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1815 times:
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Lucky42

Thanks for addressing that so well. My next question is - how many NW tech are their on the property right now, active.

And best of luck where ever you go. Sorry it happened this way.



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User currently offlineLumberton From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 4708 posts, RR: 20
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1780 times:

Quoting Lucky42 (Reply 5):
I think this has a real chance of passing because a lot of us never want to go back and just want to get it over with and get atleast something. For me it is some seperation pay and hopefully my stock money from a previous concession that nw never made good on.

I hope this thing works out for you. Good luck and God bless.



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User currently offlineCharlienorth From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 1131 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1758 times:

Quoting Lucky42 (Reply 5):

Well, not really. They can't just jump in and displace the replacement workers. The people who choose to remain on layoff status will receive the 5 weeks severence pay and will have 2 yrs to be recalled to a postion than once back on the property seniority would rule so the new hire replacements could not out bid a striker. I think this has a real chance of passing because a lot of us never want to go back and just want to get it over with and get atleast something. For me it is some seperation pay and hopefully my stock money from a previous concession that nw never made good on.

Best of luck..at this point in time it is probably best to "take the money and run" and it gives the guys that held out and want the chance of going back without being S#@%s


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