|Quoting M (Reply 4):|
According to IAM sources and postings here, Alaska simply kept raising the bar no matter what they counteroffered
|Quoting Laxintl (Reply 6):|
True, as negotiation dragged on year after year the terms got worse and worse as the company needed greater and greater relief as it continued to pay what is considered were unrealistic rates.
Very similar to what US Air went thru with some of its unions.. the longer talks dragged on the amount needed climbed as the company needed to recoup the additional salaries and cost paid out during the feet dragging to achieve the same overall yearly savings as if an agreement had been reached earlier.
|Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 5):|
The court is (sadly) correct though - the IAM foolishly allowed a clause in their contract back in 1985 permitting the company to outsource jobs if they could find an outside vendor to perform them more cheaply.