I don't remember this being discussed a few months ago when this story broke, but I found this article and I think this is absoulutely criminal by mesa. Normally I don't always agree with ALPA but I am on their side in this one. Basically, the company violated scheduling rules, then was ordered by a mediator to follow the contract, then refused to do so. And this also comes as the pilots have demanded that mesa improve the operation side and not focus on expansion, expansion, expansion. A great read.