"Unitedtristar - These don't seem to be just "big words for now." The article says "According to the union, the legally required 30-day cooling-off period before a strike does not apply when a bankruptcy court agrees to reject a contract."
- That might be true for US and UA
. Problem is, the AFA is trying to make it look like there will be a nationwide strike across all AFA repersented airlines. I know AirTran and Mesaba are both AFA carriers as well. The RLA, as spelled out by TriStar applies to those airlines. AirTran is in negotiations but hasn't been released into the 30 day cooling off period, and I don't believe Mesaba FA
's are in negotitations at all. So for either of those groups to join in a nationwide strike would be a violation of their contracts, and probably the end of their careers. AFA
knows this, but is conveniently ignoring it in order to spin a little propaganda. The union has to be scared to death about the loss of dues paying members at US, UA
, and ATA.