This is a very bad situation. Yes, by voting no to the concessions, they are being short-sighted, but this really is a big issue, and they have reason to bicker about it. The pilots are being played by the company much moreso than any other employee category, so it's normal for these things to happen.
I'd like to see them vote yes, of course, but I think they should have the ability to work out the issue of seniority on the side. There must be a sollution to this, and it's in the interest of all employee groups as well as the company and unions to work out a sollution.
Boeign757/767, you of course realize how unrealistic it would be to fire all the pilots right? That would mean the airline would have to shut down for a few months, then very slowly start up again. It would take many more months just to reach the desired capacity. In the end, definitely not realistic.
"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster