CriticalPoint wrote:mcdu wrote:CriticalPoint wrote:Man that’s sooooooo funny!
You have no idea how unions work.
Then explain how it works contrary to what was written. If this was a first offense Delta will pay for his 28 day rehab at a clinic, he will enter the drunk program with monthly meetings and be returned to the line with regular monitoring.
It is the sad truth unfortunately that decisions like this don’t have the consequences they once had.
What you stated is correct it’s called HIMS and is provided to us by the Union with company acceptance. It takes Months if not years to jump through all the hoops. But you know that, you are a United pilot. Without ALPA and HIMS the pilot would have already been fired, instead of being helped. The company does not care about any of its employees.
The consequences are still what they used to be ALPA cannot save you from the law and prison. Just look at the two United pilots that got busted in Glasgow. If the law determines the pilot is innocent then ALPA will do the right thing and protect the pilots job while providing him the help he needs.
Why is the responsibility of the employer to get you sober? If you don't care about your physical and mental wellbeing then why should they? And these fancy rehab facilities are not cheap and that leads to higher ticket prices. So the passengers are paying the price for your drinking and bad decisions.