In hindsight, the FL pilots that led the shootdown of SL9 deservedly shoulder the blame for any financial pain being felt on the ATN side of the partition...
Isn't true that when they voted the first time they were under the impression that if an acceptable agreement wasn't reached SWA would allow arbitration, but when the second offer came it included all kinds of threats should it not pass. Not the least was that SWA was not going to allow it to go to arbitration?
Wow Dan, let's everybody get back into it 4 seconds after having the same words, so Dan can catch up.
I didn't vote for it, so I'll "cry" about it all I want, thanks. And you seem to be missing the point here: we were lied to and mislead by management during the voting process.
When you said "you tried to tell them" did you include that Gary has no problem being deceitful? If he said it would go to arbitration if a deal wasn't reached in the beginning and than changed his tune, he lied. It's really that simple.
You can't blame the MEC for trying to play the game the way the rules were spelled out to them.
The biggest problems here is that people are forgetting....
1- The AIRTRAN Negotiating Committee came up with this deal to begin with!
2- Why was there such a disconnect with the Airtran MEC to vote it down? (a horrible decision, they decided to run out the clock instead of sticking to the timeline)
This is what the AAI NC came up with. They thought it had merit.
To be honest, we told them on here time and time again that you don't want to rattle the cage at the Southwest GO. Pretty much every AAI pilot on here, including PCL and Lear told us we were full of sh*t.