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by N983AN
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 27237

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

I have a lot more confidence in what the the company puts out who PAYS ME in a relationship of consensual, voluntary exchange than the unelected, undemocratic and inept TWU-IAM Association which requires payment of dues/agency fees in a non-consensual manner.

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by N983AN
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 27237

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

At least LAA plan is being funded and the company is required to cover shortfall unlike IAMNPF.

When were benefits cut last?

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by N983AN
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 27237

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

Such a defeatist AA has spent $15 BILLION over the past few years to buyback stock, and to cover all of the Association members in the lower cost, better coverage LUS IAM health insurance is a cost of $39 million a year. The IAM insurance has survived three rounds of concessions in two bankruptcies...

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by N983AN
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 27237

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

People can’t have it both ways and insist the value of the contract reflect the current economic environment and industry structural changes over last decade. Then claim this vaunted IAM medical has dodged two bankruptcies, a transition agreement and the 2014 standalone LUS agreement. Medical costs ...

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by N983AN
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History of AA intercontinental flying at ORD
Replies: 40
Views: 3458

Re: History of AA intercontinental flying at ORD

ORD-EZE (2007-2008) 763
ORD-DEL (11/2005-03/2012) 777
ORD-DME (2008-2009) 777/763
ORD-NGO 2005 777

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by N983AN
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 27237

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

They don’t staff extra ramp workers for deIcing. And catering actually saves them money. They didn’t get catering in three rounds of concessions in two different bankruptcies, didn’t get it the 2008 JCBA with HP nor did they get it in the 2014 Section 6 CBA. But didn’t more small cities close to sa...

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by N983AN
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 27237

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

The problem is the IAM wants to hold out and have small stations like MCI and ONT staffed mainline fleet service that aren’t reasonable based on industry standard and where the IAMs own agreement at UA requires to be staffed. They want LAA TWU line maintenance in high cost cities earning less to se...

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by N983AN
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 27237

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

The problem is the IAM wants to hold out and have small stations like MCI and ONT staffed mainline fleet service that aren’t reasonable based on industry standard and where the IAMs own agreement at UA requires to be staffed. They want LAA TWU line maintenance in high cost cities earning less to sec...

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by N983AN
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 27237

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

#5 is incorrect. He is not the President of the IAM, that would be Robert Martinez, Sito is General Vice President of Transportation. Him being on the UA BOD is irrelevant. So, you're right that he's actually the General Vice President of Transportation, but I don't know how you can call that irrel...

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by N983AN
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA choose ORD as its TPAC Gateway instead of DFW?
Replies: 75
Views: 11324

Re: Why did AA choose ORD as its TPAC Gateway instead of DFW?

Another thing lost on many here is that circa 2006-2011 AA was restricted by APA on flying ultra long routes and some of the DFW-Asia flying would be pushing the block hour restriction. The pilots granted AMR a one time waiver for AA 292/293 ORD-DEL-ORD which operated November 2005-March 2012, but t...

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by N983AN
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Long Did It Take American to Retire the TWA Brand?
Replies: 53
Views: 9900

Re: How Long Did It Take American to Retire the TWA Brand?

Long enough to screw over the employees who worked at TW. AMR did not screw the LLCers, their own bargaining representatives waived the successorship labor protective provisions in order for the deal to go through. Blame the IAM, not the company who extended them full company seniority. Had they no...

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by N983AN
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History of American's St. Louis Hub
Replies: 46
Views: 5179

Re: History of American's St. Louis Hub

You experience in STL masked what was happening with TWA. TW was a disaster. JFK was being slashed rapidly. They tried little focus cities in LA and SJU. They were down to two cities in Europe and TLV/CAI The only reason STL was doing so well is they brought any remaining resources home to that bas...

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by N983AN
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History of American's St. Louis Hub
Replies: 46
Views: 5179

Re: History of American's St. Louis Hub

No idea where the displaced TWA F/A's in STL went but it was a pretty screwed up situation of how AA handled it. Part of it was because of the fallout of 9/11 but I believe they still have a crew base open at STL even right now. I do recall flying LAX-DFW-PVR in 2008 and on the second leg I was in ...

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by N983AN
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 21815

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

Because the members voted for him. Just like how LUS IAM and LAA TWU “voted” for this association? Would you like a Kleenex? NMB said no vote needed. And crying about accomplished nothing. Then why does this union association maintained website still indicate that a vote would be held? Didn’t union...

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by N983AN
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 21815

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

Boof02671 wrote:
Because the members voted for him.


Just like how LUS IAM and LAA TWU “voted” for this association?

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by N983AN
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 21815

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

The same was said about Janus, RTW in states like Michigan. It’s only a matter of time. Keep living in denial. I know the IAM has been great for you, but for people actually working at airlines and paying dues they are clearly not delivering. Why is the transport division run by a TWA guy who hasn’t...

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by N983AN
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 21815

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

What you don’t get is no one at LAA wanted TWA, the IAM, USAIR or this stupid association that didn’t get voted on as promised. The IAM is insignificant and once compulsory dues go away the IAM will further it’s downward spiral. Aren’t they trying to organize Uber workers or something?

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by N983AN
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 21815

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

The IAM relinquished the LPPs to protect their own financial interests and have the transaction consummated. Had they fought TWA may have gone belly up which would be better nAAtives and not all that different considering the plight of LLCers that followed. The IAM was okay fighting it to the last d...

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by N983AN
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 21815

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

so long as their leaders get to maintain their cushy gigs and the organization continues to draw dues. TWU is playing the same game. As long as they keep everyone divided, leaders get to keep their jobs and pay. Just keep feeding the BS, demand everything and refuse to budge on anything - they'll b...

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by N983AN
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 21815

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

Yeah like HDQ is scared of a cocky overzealous public sector MTA track worker that repeatedly fumbled large numbers and believes Michigan is an Ivy League institution. The IAM has shown repeatedly it talks tough and issues fiery press press releases but ultimately cowers so long as their leaders get...

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by N983AN
Thu May 23, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 21815

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

Boof02671 wrote:
Watch the LGA Town Hall Samuelsen gave a Isom hell!


Why nothing from Sito Pantoja?

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by N983AN
Wed May 22, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 21815

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

I’m not militant. Im a realist. My understanding, if I'm to believe your online profiles, is that you're also no longer an IAM member. So why are you so invested in what's going on at AA? This posters own content on THIS site directly contradicts being an active AA employee or ever working on the A...

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by N983AN
Wed May 22, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 21815

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

From a coworker “A planner, with little or no real aircraft maintenance experience. Fills the on-ground time with as much work as possible...irregardless of station actual manpower, parts availability, tooling required...then the inept station manager arbitrarily assigns parts based on the ATA, not...

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by N983AN
Wed May 22, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 21815

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

The topic is about AA suing, not me. Stay on topic. I have a vested interest By implying that you're part of the union and/or an AA employee, you've made yourself part of the discussion. He has claimed to be involved with the IAM and a former USAIR employee (pre-HP) it would seem: Get over it? My p...

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by N983AN
Wed May 22, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 21815

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

Boof02671 wrote:
AA has stated in their motion high utilization leads to less ground time and the SA bases AMTS are less than stellar one posted on Facebook AMT group where does he look up a repair procedure.

You dont work here. I do.


So are you currently an active AA employee?

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by N983AN
Thu May 09, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alex Macheras - A Qatar Airways Stealth Marketer?
Replies: 16
Views: 2853

Re: Alex Macheras - A Qatar Airways Stealth Marketer?

I asked him about his professional and educational credentials and believe he saw but did not answer.

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by N983AN
Wed May 08, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit sued because allegedly of anti-semetic FA
Replies: 27
Views: 3696

Re: Spirit sued because allegedly of anti-semetic FA

They don't have to be worried, a lot of pax are offended by airlines everyday, whatever their religious belief. But hey, they are jews so the FA is clearly antisemitic. While many in the western framework see Judaism as simply a religion, it is a peoplehood, ethnicity and cultural heritage. Also wo...

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by N983AN
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come AC or UA don't fly YVR-IAD or YVR-BOS!?
Replies: 15
Views: 2712

Re: How come AC or UA don't fly YVR-IAD or YVR-BOS!?

This thread is littered with mistakes and inaccuracies. 1. AC flies YVR-BOS and UA flies YVR-IAD, so the OP should do some research before posting inaccuracies. 2. AC started YVR-BOS in 2017, so this year will mark the 3rd season for the route, not second. 3. The notion that people going from Asia/...

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by N983AN
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew
Replies: 79
Views: 18496

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

I’ve negotiated at US Airways for the IAM Mechanic and Related against Glass in the second bankruptcy, I know him and their tactics all too well. Have lots of DL FA friends who are pro union “Friends” on a Facebook group? The IAM drive is DOA, DL employees are treated well, are happy and don’t want...

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by N983AN
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL return to HKG again?
Replies: 120
Views: 17467

Re: Will DL return to HKG again?

DL should be in HKG with their own metal and non-stop to the US if they consider themselves to be a premier US airline This is such a tired argument. DL is among the largest three airlines in the world, is the most profitable airline in the world by gross profits generated, and operates a fortress ...

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by N983AN
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t AA try a separate low fare operation ?
Replies: 73
Views: 7776

Re: Why didn’t AA try a separate low fare operation ?

AA were in serious financial difficulties at the time and were being restructured. AA wasn't perpetually in financial distress. AA's Ch 11 filing came 11/29/11. I guess the 2003 out of court restructuring following the idiotic acquisition of TWAs assets under Don Carty passed you by. The 2011 bankr...

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by N983AN
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL Upgauge LGA-STL/MCI to the A220?
Replies: 41
Views: 3474

Re: Will DL Upgauge LGA-STL/MCI to the A220?

Why would DL blow a new, capex intensive aircraft on such marginal markets? The only meaningful competition in those markets is WN (plus a few Eagle ERJs LGA-STL). DL is sending these to growing, large, strategic markets with high yielding business travelers DL is actively courting

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by N983AN
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 787 to Cancun
Replies: 34
Views: 7008

Re: AA 787 to Cancun

It is not really high demand.. 2 787-8 are replacing 3 737-800's, which is actually a slight net loss in seats. It is a way to use the 787's and the crews are all already international. It seems like AA has a few more 787-8's right now than international routes to fly them on. They are also flying ...

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by N983AN
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AFA & APFA flight attendant unions consider merging
Replies: 31
Views: 6038

Re: AFA & APFA flight attendant unions consider merging

If AFA is so great why haven’t they said anything on the planned staffing cuts on UA int’l widebody aircraft effective February 2019? From what I read they will lose a galley position and will also have more galley prep work. Why don’t they have CBA language that would prevent the company from doin...

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by N983AN
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AFA & APFA flight attendant unions consider merging
Replies: 31
Views: 6038

Re: AFA & APFA flight attendant unions consider merging

If AFA is so great why haven’t they said anything on the planned staffing cuts on UA int’l widebody aircraft effective February 2019? From what I read they will lose a galley position and will also have more galley prep work. Why don’t they have CBA language that would prevent the company from doing...

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by N983AN
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AFA & APFA flight attendant unions consider merging
Replies: 31
Views: 6038

Re: AFA & APFA flight attendant unions consider merging

Why didn’t AFA and IAM merge?

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by N983AN
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY winter schedule starts today:767 reired from longhaul
Replies: 13
Views: 3134

Re: LY winter schedule starts today:767 reired from longhaul

Glad to hear BOS is getting the 777. It's always nice to see an airline upgrade the route, even if it's somewhat forced by an aircraft's retirement. I've always wondered why they don't put the 787 on the BOS route, though. If they felt the 767 was an ideal aircraft for the route, wouldn't the simil...

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by N983AN
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 128461

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

There really is nothing to get upset about the BA twice a week LHR-CHS flight it equates to nothing more than a twice a week four month summer charter flight nothing more nothing less. Who knows if it even comes back in 2020. Lol! If STL got this the narrative would be “BA is making an ambitious be...

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by N983AN
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WW ending STL, CVG, CLE
Replies: 136
Views: 15768

Re: WW ending STL

Let's see. Press person: "Hi Wow Air, how are you feeling about passenger response in City XXX?" Option A: "We are pleased with the performance and look forward to building the route and our brand." Option B: "It sucks balls and we're out of here" Option C: "No co...

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by N983AN
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WW ending STL, CVG, CLE
Replies: 136
Views: 15768

Re: WW ending STL

Let's see. Press person: "Hi Wow Air, how are you feeling about passenger response in City XXX?" Option A: "We are pleased with the performance and look forward to building the route and our brand." Option B: "It sucks balls and we're out of here" Option C: "No co...

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by N983AN
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Copa reveals new Business Class seats for the 737 MAX
Replies: 26
Views: 5807

Re: Copa reveals new Business Class seats for the 737 MAX

Congrats Copa! What a great new airplane and what a great new strategy with those 3 different classes. The new economy standard seat with no PTV is perfect for people like me that only uses the cellphone to watch netflix. Personally I don’t understand why they’d go to the expense and trouble to put...

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by N983AN
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al is scheduled to retire 747 in March 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 4968

Re: El Al is scheduled to retire 747 in March 2019

So many memories flying these over the years, will be strange not seeing them at TLV or staged throughout the day at JFK T4.

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by N983AN
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Brussels Airlines JFK-TLV A330/A320
Replies: 12
Views: 8687

Re: Brussels Airlines JFK-TLV A330/A320

Great report, I enjoyed reading very much.

Were you by chance on a Birthright trip? Only reason I ask is you mentioned (1) it was for 10 days, (2) someone else booked, and (3) sounds like you made your own way on another ticket from PHX.

Anyway I hope you enjoyed your trip.

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by N983AN
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?
Replies: 196
Views: 33189

Re: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?

American really fails when it comes to the customer service side of the operation. Pre-merger AA was customer satisfaction focused. Up until it expired in January of this year, I was either Platinum or Executive Platinum all the way back to 2011, gold or platinum back to 06. In August of 2016, I ha...

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by N983AN
Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 14989

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

Based on what I've seen from DL, DL employees, and their culture, I'll bet the Powerball jackpot they don' unionize. No way in hell. I saw the "Grill and Chill" event they had at the flight museum in ATL and those people--ALL workgroups--would practically spill blood for DL. They're happy...

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by N983AN
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 14989

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

Based on what I've seen from DL, DL employees, and their culture, I'll bet the Powerball jackpot they don' unionize. No way in hell. I saw the "Grill and Chill" event they had at the flight museum in ATL and those people--ALL workgroups--would practically spill blood for DL. They're happy...

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by N983AN
Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 14989

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

Based on what I've seen from DL, DL employees, and their culture, I'll bet the Powerball jackpot they don' unionize. No way in hell. I saw the "Grill and Chill" event they had at the flight museum in ATL and those people--ALL workgroups--would practically spill blood for DL. They're happy...

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by N983AN
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 14989

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

https://www.goiam.org/news/sito-pantoja ... epartment/
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Dude you are seriously delusional this IAM release directly states the leadership is hand picked not elected:

https://www.goiam.org/news/sito-pantoja ... epartment/

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