- Jun 5, 2005
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Did something happen yesterday? No news yet?
We'll find out on Wednesday at the earliest.
They have to settle the furlough grievances first, before they can put out the contract for our viewing/griping pleasure.
TA's finally on it's way! But not until the furloughees get sold out first. What are they going to sell us out for you say? What will we get for the company violating section 23 of the CBA which resulted in this illegal furlough?
Non-rev travel (which we can't use cause who has $$$ to travel when you're out of a job) and shifting COBRA reimbursement to the company instead of the ALPA assessment that the pilot group voted in late last year. And since the compny has already demonstrated that they can't follow a legal labor agreement, they'll find a way to weasel out of the COBRA reimbursement as well. They'll just figure that they can settle for something stupid. And if this settlement goes through next week, it'll just prove to the company that the union will take such $hitty deals in the future.
This is a fact, not a rumor. This settlement is on the table and it will be decided on this week. Contact your MEC rep yourself if you don't believe what you read on the internet.
Settlement. There's gotta be a better word for it. How about sell-out-ament.
"Oh, gee, you're broke? How about some travel benefits that don't cost the company anything?"
"What's that? You can't afford to go anywhere because you're unemployed? Don't worry, we'll only let you travel for a year."
What specifically is the grievance regarding the 60 or so Alaska Furloughees pertain too?
IOW, what did the company do wrong exactly?