|Quoting Piercey (Reply 43):|
Quoting Ptharris (Reply 18):
GO SOMEWHERE ELSE!!
All DL employees
Yeah, they will be asking that if the demise actually happens. That was actually aimed at the pilots, not the rest of the hard working folks there at DL. Too bad the other employees couldn't put pressue on the pilots right back at them to get them to back off. Maybe drop a note in their next paychecks that say:
NOTICE ALL DELTA EMPLOYEES: Be aware that the pilots will be soon screwing you out of a job.
BTW, informational pickets are just about as stupid as actual pickets. They drive the same point, the same result, just without harassing the customers. Honestly, I hope it doesn't come to that point because if a DL pilot decided to harass me for flying Delta while they're striking, I'd give them a peice of my opinion. Strikes are so freakin stupid... may as well parade around with a sign that says "I'm having a temper fit because I'm not getting my way and management is."
I have a slighted opinion on this, as many has seen. My dad worked for years under a union and I can't even begin to count how many times his union or other unions screwed our family to the point where we wondered sometimes how we were going to eat that night. And I say other unions, because if there was a tiff with one union, my father's end of the job couldn't finish because they would have to wait for them to do the job. Then he would go into layoff until the job got back underway. And there have been a few times were the job never recovered from the strike. Here locally the Mirant power plant is a prime example. It's still sitting there half finished because of the strike that occured with one of the electrical outfits. The other contractors financially ran out of cash and the project buckled. Granted, the two industries are different, but unions alike are the same. My dad stepped up to the plate every day for my family no matter what he brought home for pay. He's taken numerous paycuts over the year, but the bottom line was he worked his job and accepted his pay. He knew if at any time he didn't like the pay, he could go somewhere else. At times, that's exactly what he did. Worked in SLC for a few years, worked in Montana for a few years. I just don't see where it's beneficial for any of the DL employees, especially the pilots, and the company. Sure, the management will still get their cut... but you know what? They have their thumb on the button. You can't change that unless you're a stock share holder and even at that it's near to impossible.
Please anyone, don't take my opinion wrong, it's slighted a bit... good for you DL pilots. Fight for what's right and take a stand. You're just doing it at a bad bad time for yourselves and the company. Structure a plan and calculate your hit.. then leverage the company when they have no other choice but to honor your requests/demands. But, that's me. And what do I know?