Oh, Whiteguy, you working class hero, you! Why should you, working long, hard hours on the ramp, trying to make a living, give more to those white-collar sleazes who work at HQ
If you want to get paid what Milton gets paid, get an MBA and become managment! I'm not defending Milton specifically, but your self righteous attitude and distrust towards managment is precisely why AC
may very well fail. Does it not concern you that your counterparts at WJ/CJ/SG make 1/3 the wages you do? Or that AC
has one of the highest number of employees per aircraft rate in the industry? Or that militant unions, like the IAM, pressure you to slack off if you work "too hard"? (They did precisely this at Eastern in 1989)
Li bought into the airline well after the unions reached their agreement. His demands to re-open negotiations clearly show they weren't enough. In your position, would you invest $750 000 000 in a system that, so far, has not been working?
Sure, you can believe Buzz Hargrove and other leaders when they say that "there are plenty of other parties that would be interested in investing in Air Canada" or you can face the truth. If Li doesn't like the way his money is going to be spent (on over-paying unionized employee groups), he will take his money away. And your job, your union and your future will vaporize...
But I guess that would also mean Milton would be out of a job, and it seems that more than anything, is what matters to you.