Posts: 274
Joined: Fri Nov 19, 2004 1:23 pm

Animosity Between Airline Labor Groups

Sat Dec 18, 2004 12:41 pm

Hey folks
Somthing about the whitehouse thread that has been bothering me a little. Are those hard feelings between labor groups long running or are they just temporary because everyone is stressed out due to the troubled times?
I understand that distrust between labor groups is not related soley to the airline industry. I know a few people in construction and the electricians think the plumbers are lazy slobs and the plumbers think vice versa of the electricians. Is it an American attitude? Is it because we want to be independant but also be part of a union and feel important to someone at the same time? Does blind pride get in the way of building or providing a superior product? I know pilots aren't the most modest people on earth but we do understand there are the hazardous attitudes to flying...Macho, Impulsivity, Resignation, Anti Authority, Invunerablity...too much of any of those will get you killed. I know this is an issue that involves many fronts and is quite complex. I do not want to start a big argument, but I think we should look at ways to improve the situation. I do think a managment who is out to milk the system can really take advantage of labor groups bickering amongst themselves. Anyway, feel free to chime in, and again this isn't intended to start a flame war but to look for solutions.

God was my copilot, but we crashed in the mountains and I had to eat him...
Posts: 619
Joined: Fri Dec 17, 2004 10:48 am

RE: Animosity Between Airline Labor Groups

Sat Dec 18, 2004 12:55 pm

I think it is the "grass is greener on the other side," syndrome. Some people just don't imagine themselves in other people's shoes. Like you said, it is pretty much the case in any industry. However, I think a decent argument could be made that it is even more so in the airline business.
A monkey's ass always talks crap.

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos