Artsyman you love showing your ignorance don't you?
Who other than the employees wants to see UA fly?
1) United's customers. UA has Hubs in Five of the largest metropolitain areas in the US. A few years ago a Goldman-Sachs report noted that UA's hubs are in a 3 hour dive of 75% of the ENTIRE US population. No one covers the US like UA.
2) Star Alliance They also depend on feed traffic from UA from the largest single travel market in the world.
3) The Share holders of UAL
Are these the same employees who rejected the last concession offer ?
Only one group rejected the concessions package 13,000 out of 85,000 and it was only 57% of those 13,000 who voted NO.
Are these the same employees who some wonderfully operated the Summer of discontent ?
No we know who was resoncible for taking the job action, we also know who was responcible for allowing it to continue without seeking a a court injuction to stop it. It WAS UA enmployees who suffered along w/ the customers. It was UA employee that did a heroic job to clean up the mess. It wasn't another company's employees customers turned to for rebooking, it was UA employees.
Are these the same employees who more or less went on strike to get their 38% raises
No as I said the one single group that hled out was IAM 141M not ALPA, not AFA, not IAM 141. 57% of the mechanics.
and don't give us the nonsense about how 6 years ago UAL was poorly paid, as it is a crock, my girlfriend was hired by UAL as an FA in 1991, and at that time they were still much higher paid than the others, same as they are now.
This is my favorite. You really show you know nothing about the situation w/ this comment.
AFA was the ONLY group that DID NOT join ESOP. They signed a ten year contract w/ pay raises to be determined YEARLY by arbitration. SO if your girlfriend's pay is what your basing this on, you can't possibly be right. All other work groups wages where frozen. MAxed out employees didn't even get a Cost of Living increase for 6 years. So if you want to talk about "crocks" look at your own post.
A-scale back then was higher at UAL than it is at CO now, it is fair to say you were not the paupers that some are claiming
I don't know what CO's A-scale is. I don't even know what work group your talking about. I do know that no one at UA has ever claimed to be a pauper. They have claimed that they were not paid what they were worth. CS and reservations certainly lived up to that claim during the Summer of 2000 when we had to do what we had to do, w/ some making only $9 an hour as I was. Top scale making only $18. We proved to the Company what we where worth. And when the Company was in trouble we offered give backs as well.
I feel bad for you Jeremy. Everyone of your arguments was based on BS. Most of that BS coming from Bethune. How objective an observer is he? Thats like asking Saddam Hussien to critique US forgien policy in the Middle East.
A little less Hooah, and a little more Dooah.