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Déjà vu at OneSky

Vinny

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As described in Martin Levitt’s Confession of a Union Buster, this was a letter Levitt convinced World Airlines CEO Ed Daly, who Levitt describes at paternalistic and tyrannical, to write to his employees on the eve of a decertification election at the airline.

Levitt describes the strategy behind the letter this way:

Together we drafted a letter of contrition that we saw as Daly's only chance to salvage the election. The letter was to be sent by Daly directly to the employees' homes, rather than being handed out in the office, in order to create an aura of intimacy, as in the confessional…

Dear Fellow Employee,

I have taken the liberty of writing you at your home because of the extreme importance of my subject.
For many months we have all had to endure the intrusion and annoyance of an outside third party. It has not been easy for anybody. But by now you have learned that the union can guarantee you nothing except that it will take money from you and perhaps take you out on strike. Your company is not perfect. No company is. We have made our share of mistakes in the past, and we may again in the future. But nothing can justify the damage that would be caused if we were infected by an outside agent. We will accomplish a lot more through a direct relationship than an arm's length one. And so I am asking you, from my heart: Please, give us a chance. Thank you for allowing me into your home with this most important message.

Yours Truly,

Ed Daly

Although at that time Mr. Daily did not have YouTube available to him to broadcast his mea culpa. If he had, I think it would have sounded a lot like this.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trBSg-bu3q4&sns=em
 

flexible

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He does not strike me as genuine or honest.

I'm curious why the only time we ever hear from him is when a union drive is on the line.

Doesn't he realize the mere fact he has to invent campaigns like "creating a culture of trust" is the proof he has not already done it? Isn't it proof, at the very least, his management teams sucks?
 

MOMOMOJO

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I wonder if the real reason management is doing these videos and sending them out on YouTube is so they can track which pilots are watching via their google accounts / ip addresses and the various data about when they turn it off etc... helps them track which messages are resonating.

It's not that these promises are real, they just want to know which promises the pilots want to believe.
 

EnFuego

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If this is such a grassroots pilot driven effort, why am I only hearing from Handschuch, Florian, Weiss and Scott? Woe like has never sent me anything.
 

MOMOMOJO

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If this is such a grassroots pilot driven effort, why am I only hearing from Handschuch, Florian, Weiss and Scott? Woe like has never sent me anything.

In both "Confessions of a Union Buster" and this website specifically explaining the tactics of Ogletree Deakins (the company's general counsel of record / W. Chris Harrison) one of the main benefits you get for all your Union busting dollars is the ghostwriting of letters and other communications including Web forum interactions.

Suffice to say those guys aren't the ones writing those letters. As busy as we are, wouldn't you actually be worried if these managers had the time for those manifestos?

https://ucommblog.com/section/corporate-greed/who-ogletree
 
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