|Quoting n562wn (Reply 52):|
That's unfortunate to say the least. It's hard for me to fathom a situation where a pilot would say such a thing to anyone, but as you said hinted at, there are 1%ers in any given profession.
|Quoting n562wn (Reply 50):|
Some people will never understand this and like to put our salary on trial. I've yet to see a pilot do the same to anyone else's salary.
Have you ever read the official communications of pilot's unions to the press and companies, during adversarial negotiations? These are salad days right now. There will be mission creep. Then, a crisis will happen. At that point, there will be a scramble for resources. Pilot wage premiums represent an above-market dividend for their power. They will argue to keep their pay, as we would expect, using all the tactics available, blaming the CEO for making over $1 million, etc.
Union negotiations are all the same, when the SHTF.
|Quoting Max Q (Reply 49):|
What incredible nonsense, how about giving us an example where ALPA has 'taken it all'
Ok, let's think about the bankruptcies. EA
, US, DL
just for starters. Apologies if they are not all ALPA. Maybe I am way off base here. My own experience was that ALPA wanted the corporations' money to fund pension expectations, work rules and layoff protections. Money that wasn't there. An amount greater than the companies had. This resulted in the companies all failing. In many cases, shareholders lost all equity.
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