Goliemn - you don't get it. We're not asking for RAISES, we're asking to keep as much of the industry AVERAGE wages we already have. Perhaps the you should be asking the company how they plan on getting "more blood from a rock."
The company is proposing to gut our contracts to the point that most of us will find themselves at or below the poverty level. Their plan may work on paper, but it isn't going to work in real life. Even if we aren't allowed to strike and these contract terms are imposed, there will likely be massive resignations which will bring any airline to a halt... or at least a slow crawl.