Doea an AE shed any light on hiring in 2009? Or am I completely lost on this AE thing as an outsider looking in?
This AE or System Bid does not shed any light on hiring in 2009. This was to convert the CVG guys to do international. My understanding is that we won't know 2009 hiring projections until the SLI comes out from the arbitrators on or before December 8. Hiring may take place at Delta, Northwest or both. My guess is we'll know a lot more later this month on what the 2009 plan will be.
Great guess. The curtains to our plans will begin to open on Dec 9,2008.
FWIW Bloch is going to show their leanings, and urge each party to mediation. I would not expect much though.
It is nothing that the sides agreed to. It is generally what happens before an arbitrator hands their decision down. The suggest it. It is standard protocol.