They are the same organizations for the most part. Pilots are ALPA, F/As are TWU. I don't know who the mechanics, C/S or ramp are, but I'm pretty sure there are no unique unions to WN
The relations are different becuase the two sides chose, from day one, to make them different. While Artsyman has a point that WN
has never had to go after the significant cuts that the other carriers have, the point can be made that the reason they haven't is its because of the relationships built that have allowed WN
to keep their costs low. As I said earlier, in these current times, when even WN
has had to closely watch their costs, I have seen more friction develop. The key question is whether WN
can continue to control costs and maintain the same type of relationships they traditionally have. The answer to that rests as much on the employee groups as it does on management.