My paychecks are still going to come from Airtran after the ALPA merger. ALPA really has no say on which Atlanta hubbed airline will do better economically. Bob Fornaro and Richard Anderson will determine the path each airline takes financially. ALPA will just help us negotiate a contract that is fair to both the pilots and the company.Well the pilots here are never happy with ANYONE or ANYTHING. There are about 100-200 blowhards here that just complain all the time. I am sure they do the same at home !!
Now they want ALPA. Yeah look at Comair's and ASA's MEC just imposed money to be given into funds without the pilots agreeing to. You will pay this and no vote!!!
I would rather us fight in house then with national ALPA.
13,000 pilots on one side of airport or
1600 pilots on C and D....
Who do you think they will take care of?
If you want insurance=look up harvery watt .com
Are the blowhards going to run? Lets see what you guys can do?
If Airtran pilots don't get a new improved contract, that means a lower cost structure at Airtran for Delta to compete against. Delta pilots realize this and want us to get a new better contract.
I guess not. Because you're talking about all the OTHER carriers and not what the pilots of AIRTRAN want, which is what I'm talking about and the only thing you, and anyone else who seeks to understand this pilot group, should be thinking about.don't know why it's so difficult to comprehend:
NO side letters- ALPA has approved many in the past
NO givebacks-Ask the Midwest Alpa pilots?
NO concessions-yeah look at the last 10 years with alpa carriers
NO favors-ASK DAL/CAL/ASA/Comair/Midwest all alpa
NO waivers-DAL MEC just approved more 76 seaters..pilots are real happy about that! Ask some.
Yeah I guess almost 14 years in the airline industry, I have not been around to much union work before. ??
Delta pilots want Airtran pilots to get a new improved contract so Airtran's costs increase. The market will eventually work to close any large cost differences between two competing airlines. There are two ways to close the cost gap. Help support Airtran pilots in obtaining a fair contract which will increase Airtran's costs or reduce Delta's costs (like they did in their 18 month bankruptcy proceedings).So we should take a pay cut to remain competitive against DAL? I'm confused, what is it Delta pilots realize again?