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AC Flight Attendants Want Fed Gov To Intervene.  
User currently offlineBmacleod From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 2987 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3431 times:

Well as expected the AC flight attendants union are protesting the 2,000 jobs cuts at AC and are asking the federal government to intervene.


I'm wondering though what real power the government has here since they cut AC loose back in the late 1980s....

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User currently offlineSebring From Canada, joined Jul 2004, 1697 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3402 times:

Intervene how? The very idea is preposterous. This government prefers to tax aviation fuel and impose usurious airport rents that translates into huge cost burdens for the airlines. Does this idiot union really believe this government is going to open up that debate?

User currently offlineThreepoint From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 2344 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3286 times:

Quoting Sebring (Reply 1):
The very idea is preposterous.

Agreed. Preposterous and dangerous. I can't imagine the day when a conservative government will willingly meddle in the affairs of a private company. That would send a very strong, ominous message to private enterprise and investors domestic & foreign. I can't even see that happening in the event of a change in federal govt either.

AC's moves may not be popular with the unions, but they aren't frivolous, and remain entirely legal.

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User currently offlineBaron95 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1335 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3201 times:

I call for the government to intervene in the union.Get then to change their work rules and take pay cuts, this way there may be AC FAs left in a few years.

The unions will make sure that GM, Ford, UA, AC, etc all die are slow and agonizing death. Just wait until the likes of EK start getting their dozens of A380s and 77Ws and 787s and A350s they have on order. The legacies fight to internation service will their final death trap.

Can't compete with Southwest and B6? No problem, cut domestic flying and go international. Can't compete with EK, SQ? No problem, cut international and go ???? Ooops - runway ended before you achieved V1 - crash and burn.

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User currently offlineDaBuzzard From Canada, joined Sep 2007, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3199 times:

It's called business...you do what you have to do to remain profitable.

It would be nice if they could "eliminate" those employees who are just along for the ride (and there are a few of those) but I fear that layoffs will be done on a "Last in, first out" basis regardless of an employees value to the company.

Don't want AC's hands in my pockets again, went through enough of that already. And I sure don't want the government getting involved in business again. They have shown time and time again that they have the combined business sense of a room full of poo flinging monkeys, regardless of party affiliation.  

Apologies in advance to any poo flinging monkeys out there, no offense intended.

[Edited 2008-06-19 12:01:31]

User currently offlineMultimark From Canada, joined Jul 2006, 804 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3015 times:

Quoting Baron95 (Reply 3):
I call for the government to intervene in the union.Get then to change their work rules and take pay cuts, this way there may be AC FAs left in a few years.

They did change their work rules and take pay cuts during the 2003 bankruptcy. And they are justifiably incensed that Robert Milton, chair of ACE got $43 million last year and Montie Brewer head of AC got $8 million. Just another case of executives getting outrageous pay while workers get the shaft.

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