CV, I'd like to see some citations for your claim that bringing ASA or SkyWest to CVG after a Comair bankruptcy would be "struck work. I don't buy it. If the Comair legal entity ceases to exist, there isn't anything left to "strike." That sounds like union propaganda to me.
And if US labor law did mean that bringing a new airline organization, owned by different owners, to fly specifically as Delta Connection, was "struck work," that sounds pretty anti-American to me. It means that the Comair pilots, not Delta shareholders, in fact own Comair. IF they don't get what they want, they can "poison the CVG well" more or less forever. Which is completely un-American, and very Sicilian.
That claim pretty much puts the lie to all the Comair MEC's bluster the past few weeks that "collective bargaining must mean that both sides have something to lose." (Said bluster was delivered in response to Aviation Week questions about presidential emergency boards). If Comair's pilots can poison a major hub forever (remember, CVG cannot be profitable w/o regional feed acc to Delta) then they effectively have complete control over the situation, and nothing to lose in any event.
There is no way Delta could come out ahead, other than to prevent an industry-wide demand for 85 percent increases in RJ cockpit costs by ALPA. Which as I said, is a Sicilian, not American, way of doing things. So I'm not buying, unless specific cites from the US Code are shown.
Need a new airline paint scheme? Better call Saul! (Bass that is)