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...Jump to post
Still the best city on Earth, though...
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 ...Jump to post
Long live "Little Beirut!"Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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, ...Jump to post
Yes there is. Stop with the misinformation.Jump to post
Both the AA & US CBA's have language discussing mandatory (or "emergency") overtime.Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Average F/A wages 2018:
United = $66,252
American = $65,188
Delta = $59,053
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.”Jump to post
When was the vote for the Association?Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Who is he to decide, anyway? Let the members vote, and let the chips fall where they may!Jump to post
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...Jump to post
This was this morning.
GVP wrote:Samuelson stated in DFW at a rally for UNITE , he will not agree nor sign a concessionary contract.
Look for a call to vote coming soon.
Samuelson's chest-thumping has backfired.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Long live the FUGU hub!Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
"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...Jump to post
A good article this morning from the Cranky Flier blog:
https://crankyflier.com/2019/07/29/scop ... r-problem/
Weird. I can usually get in same day as well.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post