|Quoting NWCOflyer (Reply 1):|
I would really like to see NW fly if the FA's went on strike though. There is no way that scab FA's would be able to handle NWA's operation.
Chief Executive Doug Steenland has said Northwest could be forced into bankruptcy if it doesn't get labor concessions.
On Monday, Steenland repeated his pledge to keep flying through a strike.
"Let me be perfectly clear that if that happens, we will maintain the reliability of our schedule. We have comprehensive plans in place to be ready for any contingency," he said in a recorded message to employees.
"We explained to the company that they have done so much damage to our members that many of them now prefer a stroke or bankruptcy as alternatives to voluntary sacrifices," Mathews wrote.
|Quoting Azjubilee (Reply 12):|
IF a 30 day cooling off period ends in not having a TA, there will be no strike. NWA will simply lock them all out and FIRE THEM.
|Quoting Commavia (Reply 10):|
Just seeking opinions of others on A.net -- what is the likelihood of a strike?
|Quoting N801NW (Reply 13):|
BTW: Is Don Nyrop still alive? Anyone know?
|Quoting RyanAFAMSP (Reply 17):|
I am sure as hell never setting foot on a 40 year old DC-9 worked on by a scab mechanic working on company work rules who can't even take a bathroom break and is on day 5 of mand-ot. I value my life more than that.
|Quoting Isitsafenow (Reply 2):|
I wouldn't worry about scab F.A.s's...history shows in past F.A. strikes(no matter who the carrier) the F.A.'s cross the line and work. Not all of course, but just enough to keep em flying. The longer the strike, the more F.A.'s cross. The F.A's aren't like striking pilots or mechanics.
|Quoting Aa777jr (Reply 26):|
Will the NW flight attendants strike? I've read a few articles regarding hiring people to train as certified flight attendants in the event of labor dispute or strikes.
|Quoting Skibum9 (Reply 30):|
in your original statement you did not isolate your statement to NW. You said that history shows, no matter who the carrier, that there would be enough FAs crossings and replacements to keep an airline flying. Since you had a generalized statement, it is not true.