Quick question Doug....
Where did those numbers come from, and assuming those numbers are correct, if we're still losing money(and if it weren't for the government bailout money, we would have posted yet another loss last quarter), don't you think something needs to be done to stop the company from losing money?
And do you agree with ALPA's assertion that other groups haven't contributed? Even after the massive increases in healthcare costs and reductions in retirement benefits? Even though nobody else got a 30% raise two years ago?
You know I have a great deal of respect for you specifically, as well as all Delta pilots, but I think DALPA leadership is starting to lose touch with reality. It seems they keep going back and forth between being really reasonable and approachable and being fairly unrealistic in their expectations, and when something productive seems on the verge of happening between DALPA and DAL
management, a wrench gets thrown in the works.
I might add that while I don't give DAL management the highest mark on labor relations in recent years, all accounts seemed to indicate that the initial proposal they made to DALPA regarding concessions was extremely reasonable and generous relative to what UAL, US Air, and AMR pilots ultimately had to agree to. Is there anything you can say about that?
[Edited 2003-08-31 21:37:09]
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