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by NWAESC
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: no involuntary bumps in last two quarters
Replies: 36
Views: 4983

Re: Delta: no involuntary bumps in last two quarters

I think this mostly has to do with the relatively clever system Delta uses in order to reduce forced bumps by asking passengers ahead of time (at check in, which is done individually and in private) how much they are willing to be compensated for being voluntarily bumped. I'm sure that's part of it...

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by NWAESC
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Portland prepares for city's largest far-right rally of the Trump era
Replies: 220
Views: 6919

Re: Portland prepares for city's largest far-right rally of the Trump era

Why is it always Portland? You don't have to get too far outside of Portland in any direction before you find the MAGA ragers, militia nuts and Infowars crusaders. Outside of Portland/Eugene, Oregon (and SW Washington) is generally very conservative. It's always in Portland because it's a strongly ...

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by NWAESC
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 4th Generation Nissan Altima Stuck in the Mud
Replies: 12
Views: 742

Re: 4th Generation Nissan Altima Stuck in the Mud

"WOW! New trick helps avoid getting stuck while using retreads and saves you money!"

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by NWAESC
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ramp agent killed at JFK
Replies: 30
Views: 11111

Re: Delta ramp agent killed at JFK

nws2002 wrote:
The parking brakes usually adjust by spinning the end of the handle, so it is easy for them to be adjusted where they don't really hold.


In my station, those are all covered in a heavy sort of shrinkwrap, so that we don't do the adjusting on our own.

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by NWAESC
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ramp agent killed at JFK
Replies: 30
Views: 11111

Re: Delta ramp agent killed at JFK

You have to turn a "key" or push a button.

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by NWAESC
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Why Anet Is Declining
Replies: 81
Views: 8152

Re: Why Anet Is Declining

However it's not only Anet, practically any forum these days on any subject is seeing basically the same behaviour, swamping good input with massive amounts of pointless noise. When the noise prevails, and it always does in the end, the noise generator claims that their "'truth" has won o...

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by NWAESC
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ramp agent killed at JFK
Replies: 30
Views: 11111

Re: Delta ramp agent killed at JFK

A hard reminder that our work environment can turn lethal in a second. Please work safely and with intention. I can't think of a better way to honor this man.

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by NWAESC
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union
Replies: 98
Views: 11897

Re: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union

Here is one other issue with the new motion asking for damages from the union. Many members want to cripple this association as well. Can't say I blame 'em. I'd be pissed if I had new representation thrust on me w/o a vote too. Samuelson appearing at the Unite rally for workers who would take jobs ...

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by NWAESC
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union
Replies: 98
Views: 11897

Re: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union

Yes there is. Stop with the misinformation. There is not. There is in the fleet/ ramp CBAs, not mechanics, if there was why hasn’t one single mechanic been forced to work overtime or be sent on a field trip? Read AA’s motions, it even states there isn’t mandatory OT in maintenance. In the LUS CBA, ...

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by NWAESC
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union
Replies: 98
Views: 11897

Re: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union

Yes there is. Stop with the misinformation.

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by NWAESC
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union
Replies: 98
Views: 11897

Re: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union

Both the AA & US CBA's have language discussing mandatory (or "emergency") overtime.

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by NWAESC
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union
Replies: 98
Views: 11897

Re: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union

I certainly agree with you. That said, a lot of the problems AA ramp and mechanics are now facing are in large part due to the actions of their labor representatives.

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by NWAESC
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union
Replies: 98
Views: 11897

Re: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union

Now it seems like AA wants even more. This strikes me as an attempt to financially cripple the association. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/airlines/2019/08/13/american-airlines-demands-mechanics-unions-pay-enormous-financial-losses-flight-delays-cancellations?utm_source=pushly I don't even kno...

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by NWAESC
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew
Replies: 83
Views: 19664

Re: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew

sr117 wrote:

Average F/A wages 2018:
United = $66,252
American = $65,188
Delta = $59,053


I wonder how much of that is down to how (relatively) junior the DL F/A's are compared to AA & UA?

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by NWAESC
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union
Replies: 98
Views: 11897

Re: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union

Concessionary or not, AA Fleet and AMTs are being held back from voting on an offer by a leader from an Association they didn’t vote for. Further, the AMTS now have a perm TRO around their necks in no small part due to the actions of the Association’s “leader.”

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by NWAESC
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union
Replies: 98
Views: 11897

Re: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union

When was the vote for the Association?

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by NWAESC
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union
Replies: 98
Views: 11897

Re: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union

Who is he to decide, anyway? Let the members vote, and let the chips fall where they may! The International President, that’s who is and it’s up to him, GVP Sito Pantoja’s decision. You've just confirmed that under the Association, the membership has no say in the direction of their careers. Good j...

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by NWAESC
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union
Replies: 98
Views: 11897

Re: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union

Who is he to decide, anyway? Let the members vote, and let the chips fall where they may!

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by NWAESC
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union
Replies: 98
Views: 11897

Re: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union

AA has both a greying workforce (as noted above) and a much larger workforce compared to it's peers. You also have a workforce represented by an Association they didn't vote for, kept from voting (yes or no) on a contract offer by a union "leader" that doesn't fully understand the RLA. Tou...

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by NWAESC
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union
Replies: 98
Views: 11897

Re: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union

GVP wrote:

This was this morning.


So he'll have a choice to make: He can either not let the membership vote, or the Assoc. will absorb any fines coming. Meanwhile, all the chest-thumpers get to sign letters swearing to play nice.

That's a tough spot to to be in.

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by NWAESC
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union
Replies: 98
Views: 11897

Re: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union

GVP wrote:
Samuelson stated in DFW at a rally for UNITE , he will not agree nor sign a concessionary contract.


That was then, this is now Boof.

Look for an agreement to vote that bypasses any recommendations by the NC coming soon.

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by NWAESC
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union
Replies: 98
Views: 11897

Re: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union

Look for a call to vote coming soon.

Samuelson's chest-thumping has backfired.

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by NWAESC
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union
Replies: 98
Views: 11897

Re: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union

The company now has the Association right where it wants it. The Association is DOA the second they try to fine an individual AMT. Meanwhile, Samuelson has already backed himself into a corner by saying he'll never sign a "crap agreement." So look for some sort of deal where the company ag...

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by NWAESC
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another mass shooting in El Paso
Replies: 180
Views: 9665

Re: Sweet! Another mass shooting in El Paso

I believe that gun licenses should be issued complete with criminal background check, mental health exam, and semi-automatic assault rifles should be banned for civilian use. If you don't pass the check, you don't get to own a gun. If you are mentally stable and a law abiding citizen, then it shoul...

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by NWAESC
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 28096

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

Please help me understand. If it's not an easy task to organize labor at DL, isn't it because DL employees are not interested in union representation? Doesn't that mean that they feel (rightly or wrongly, but it's their choice) that they are better off without union representation? It could be that...

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by NWAESC
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 28096

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

SteelChair wrote:
Since the last round of failed Flight Attendant elections at Delta, what has changed that would make a win for the union now?


Voting in the IAM? Nada.

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by NWAESC
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 28096

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

Boof02671 wrote:
Delta has the right to set their advocacy policy...


They sure do. And F/A's have the right to work around/overcome it. All they have to do is want it badly enough. Stop portraying them as victims.

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by NWAESC
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 28096

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

They changed the policy some time ago-and the IAM stood by when it happened. There are ways around it if people want it badly enough. Stop making excuses.

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by NWAESC
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 28096

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

Stop with the misinformation. Cards for F/A's may be "rolling in," but not with enough volume to trigger a vote. Anecdotally, I see far more AFA pins than anything else. The "No way" page is anti any union- they just formed the page at merger time. There's also at least 2 pro-uni...

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by NWAESC
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your least favorite aircraft type ?
Replies: 104
Views: 7093

Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

The J31 was no picnic to work on the ramp, either.

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by NWAESC
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 28096

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

And the AFA has failed three times. And there is even a Facebook group “No Way AFA” And? This might be the silliest counterpoint you've posted yet. Well if there is a Facebook group then it’s all over. Lol. Right? So nothing new on the lawsuit today, but NBC News ran an interesting piece stating th...

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by NWAESC
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Federal moratorium on the death penalty has been lifted
Replies: 36
Views: 1973

Re: Federal moratorium on the death penalty has been lifted

bhill wrote:
This is WRONG...The State does not / should not have the right to kill it's citizens. Besides, death is the easy was out, sitting in a box for the rest of your life is MUCH worse punishment.


^This^

I can't think of a worse punishment than being in solitary for decades...

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by NWAESC
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 28096

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

The F/A campaign is DOA. Look for some movement as soon as the AFA is able to campaign in earnest.

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by NWAESC
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 28096

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

Complacent and/or inept leadership is the cancer in many unions. Simply put, many leaders have failed to adapt in the 21st century and the rank and file suffers for it. I agree with Apodino that often times the BEST leaders are on the floor (shop reps, etc.). The bottom up model is infinitely better...

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by NWAESC
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 28096

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

A couple of points: Ready Reserve =/= Reserve for flight crews. RR employees at DL are paid hourly and absolutely get paid for their time on the property. Before we keep going down this rabbit hole, how many RR's are there in either GSE or Tech Ops? My guess is a handful at best. Boof02671 can keep ...

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by NWAESC
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 28096

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

Point 10: a non-unionized major US airline does a lot (or maybe all) of its GSE maintenance in-house. Funny how it all works out for that very successful airline and its employees, despite no union representation (or maybe thanks to )... +1 We have 1 carrier where GSE Techs led a program to revamp ...

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by NWAESC
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 28096

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

"Core work" is simply fear-mongering by the Association. The irony is that it first appeared in an IAM negotiated contract at UAL. The IAMNPF is in trouble*. If the Association was smart, they'd decouple themselves from it, and figure out ways to move that "ask" into improvements...

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by NWAESC
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave
Replies: 157
Views: 14103

Re: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave

Weird. I can usually get in same day as well.

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by NWAESC
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AT&T cancels CBS programming due to contractual dispute -- millions of viewers nationwide lose access
Replies: 38
Views: 2034

Re: AT&T cancels CBS programming due to contractual dispute -- millions of viewers nationwide lose access

Nope, it's all a sham, any old rabbit ears will pick up a signal, even a paper clip. The difference is a digital signal is either there - or not, no fuzz. The change also allowed them to broadcast 3 or 4 or more channels in the same amount of space which has been a boon for rerun TV. Who knew Jon a...

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by NWAESC
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave
Replies: 157
Views: 14103

Re: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave

DFR is one of the first things learned in steward training. It has value.

Steelchair’s Point about the need for self-policing is maybe even more valuable. Having the guys on your unit hold you accountable goes a lot further than hearing it from a manager ever will.

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by NWAESC
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 28096

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

None of that changes reality for actual AA workers.

As for Ready Reserves? I dunno. But I do know that they aren’t paying for poor representation like their peers at AA.

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by NWAESC
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave
Replies: 157
Views: 14103

Re: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave

I love how you are telling someone who was there to watch documentaries about how it all went down. Right? You're obfuscating. The bottom line is all those companies had unions and saw significant job losses or worse. Your insinuation was that with a union that can't happen. If he actually worked a...

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by NWAESC
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 28096

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

The apology you should be making is to all the actual AA employees for consistently peddling such a poor model of representation. It's they who are paying for it- not you or I. Who are you to judge? You don’t work their nor represented by the Association. Guys, cut it out please. Thanks. Boof raise...

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by NWAESC
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 28096

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

Never claimed to- unlike some people in this thread. And one doesn’t need to be on the property to see what an abysmal mess this Association has been since Day 1. I can imagine a future where Labor Colleges will use it as a case study in what NOT to do. Meanwhile, Parker and Isom keep running up the...

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by NWAESC
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 28096

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

The apology you should be making is to all the actual AA employees for consistently peddling such a poor model of representation. It's they who are paying for it- not you or I.

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by NWAESC
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 28096

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

The Judge.. Parker.. now the pilots. Boof is running out of people to point the finger at.

It’s time for the Association “leadership” to grow up and get the membership the contract they deserve.

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