The DL Local would provide negative benefit to good DL employees. I guarantee you the first thing they'd negotiate away would be profit sharing...why? Because the greedy union doesn't get a portion of it.
You likely do not see this, but profit sharing is actually not a good idea in an industry known both for volatility and contentious labor relations. For now things are ok for the US3, thanks to merging away competition and the lingering effects of their bankruptcies. But this will not last forever, and with competition from smaller carries growing, it is not wise to assume the yields, and thus profitability, will remain as is.
While it is assumed that Profit Sharing is not
a promised bonus, line employees will not see it that way. And when it stops, they will see it as a back-door wage reduction -even if it is factually not that. This will not help things.
All of this is without regard to whether Unionizing is good or bad. As always, that
depends on who both the Union and the Company involved are.
Well, you know what they say. Whatever doesn't kill you...
... Must not be an MD-11.