Bacardi182, that isn't quite what I meant....
I was referring to the 1993 F/A strike by the Union dogs of the APFA, which was halted by Presidental order (and I mean Bill Clinton). CrAAndal was prepared to go the distance, but Clinton nosed in and halted the strike, after which the APFA proclaimed "..VICTORY
from the rooftops since their little strike was falling on its face.
Of course CrAAndal took the heat for it, but what was he supposed to do?!
The 1998 pilots strike (OK, so no CrAAndal) was also created/resolved under similar dubious circumstances.
Agreed with all above, CrAAndal could duke it out with the best. He did a lot for the industry (SABRE, hub and spoke services, etc) but at the expense of employee relations.