AirT85 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1950 times:
I just heard on the news Delta pilots have overwhelmingly agreed to strike, walking off the job on April 1st. Any thought or comments?
Im not sure if i agree with what the pilots want but i also dont know the exact reasons they are striking.
Watewate From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 2284 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1917 times:
The reasons the pilots are still holding out:
1.The airline has yet to guarantee full retroactive pay dating back to last May 1.
2. The airline still has a two-tier pay rate for pilots of its commuter airline, Delta Express. Pilots don't like that.
From CNN article
Last week, Delta offered to make its pilots the highest paid in the commercial airline industry -- a contract proposal a union spokesman called a "step in the right direction."
Under its proposal, Delta offered its pilots a four-year contract that includes raises ranging from 7 percent to 17.5 percent. Delta Express pilots would see an increase of nearly 21 percent, but still would make less than their counterparts at Delta.
AirT85 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1900 times:
OK, thanks for the information. Do you think if they were to strike this could have any affect ont he mega-mergers? Seeing how DL cant settle its own labor disputes how could it handle brining in a whole nother work-force? That kinda thing.
Goingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1888 times:
Let them. I sincerely hope that Airtran captures and retains 30% of the ATL traffic and DL has to downsize their pilot ranks. They certainly won't be able to match the low fares and still afford to pay those industy leading wages.
AirT85 - it will affect the mega mergers one way or another. If the mergers go thru, expect the airline employees to find themselves working for the government after the first "strike vote". Labor will maintain the attitude that "the customer will return", and they will think they will have considerable leverage. They won't. On the other hand, the government might realize that the mega merged airlines would have a grip on the markets and disallow any mergers to insure that when these unions decide to screw the customer to get their way, the customer will have options available.
Note to all: If your travel plans are screwed by an airline strike, for Chrissake, DON'T give them your business once everybody's happy again. As long as you do, they will continue to sh*t on you every chance they get.
Pendrilsaint From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1864 times:
To the people above who are so overwhelmingly against delta=). I have to say I feel the safest on that airline as any out there. Their service good and god knows their gate agents are friendlier than AA and Uniteds=). If I could see any airline prosper it would be Delta.
Amtran727 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1847 times:
AAAAH! I hope there isnt a strike. I have to travel on DL on Apr. 4! When flights are cancelled due to these labor problems, what do the misplaced pax get in the area of compensations? Does anyone know??
QantasA330 From Iraq, joined Dec 2000, 306 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1842 times:
HAHAHAHA... Bush will shoot them out of the sky!... There is NO WAY that Bush is gonna sit there watching these hot-shots ask for more money when the nation is slowing to a 'nothing' economy. Delta Pilots will not win a battle by walking off the job. It MUST happen before Apr. 1. My thoughts anywayz. If the pilots get this done before Apr. 1 - they've got a chance - but after that its going downhill.