OK, now that all of United's unions have ratified concessions (except the IAM-M, what's new), when will the lower wages kick in? These aren't dependent on all unions accepting cuts, like the pre ch.11 vote was.
All of the pay cuts will be retroactive to Jan 1, 2003. The IAM paycuts also will be retroactive to that date. The bankruptcy court will rule on the IAM cuts by the end of this week. I would be bewildered if he did not rule in favor of United.