Ground Crew to Picket Southwest

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Ground crews to picket Southwest
from USA TODAY

That's the headline from The Associated Press, which writes Southwest Airlines ground crews represent by Transport Workers Union say they'll picket today at Baltimore, Phoenix, Pittsburgh and Seattle "as they push for a resolution to stalled contract talks. ... The union represents 7,200 ramp, operations, provisioning and freight agents. The union says some of its members haven't had a raise since 2005. Contract negotiations began in January but broke down in October. Union negotiating committee member Patti Adams says the airline and union will meet with a federal mediator on Monday. Southwest's Whitney Eichinger says the airline is working to resolve the remaining contract issues. The picketers are on their off time and no flight delays are expected
 

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I dont think too many guys are saying that here right now
 

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Me LUV you long time G.I. Me LUV you 30 years. Now take me to big BX.
 

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These guys are going to picket themselves right out of a job. Just ask the UAW how good a union is. If mgt didn't have to deal with all the excessive union contracts the big three would be on a level with their foreign peers. Now they face liquidation. Look how bad the airline industry is hurting now. If they didn't have to deal with all these unions, they'd probably be a lot closer to profitability.
 

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It still is one of the best gigs in town. No doubt about it.
 

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These guys are going to picket themselves right out of a job. Just ask the UAW how good a union is. If mgt didn't have to deal with all the excessive union contracts the big three would be on a level with their foreign peers. Now they face liquidation. Look how bad the airline industry is hurting now. If they didn't have to deal with all these unions, they'd probably be a lot closer to profitability.

If they didn't have to deal with all these unions we would all be working for minimum wage with zero QOL. 121 isn't like the military.
 

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If they didn't have to deal with all these unions we would all be working for minimum wage with zero QOL. 121 isn't like the military.
Your leadership wouldn't do that to you. Your morale is important to them because the customers see it in the employees. This type of talk is the same type of greed that has destroyed the US auto industry. The unions get bloated contracts and then don't give its members any incentive to produce a better product.

Look at the military. No union contract. We are well paid and have a great retirement plan. And to top it all off, we're the best in the world. Maybe the 121 folks should try and mirror what we do in the military.
 

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You guys lost money last quarter. What make you think they can even afford COLA. It's because of this type of talk that they are pondering furloughs.
 

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guys if you havn't figured it out yet,TC exists merely to flame,he is very amusing.
 

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Is the 30+ year honeymoon over?

Luckilly the honeymoon is over for about 3% of the plot group. These guys just want to burn the place down. If you talk to 97% of the pilots everyone is HAPPY! I think a company that has never furloughed anyone and that is decreasing capacity by atleast 5% in Jan and Feb and still no f word deserves a little bit of respect!.
 

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So the honeymoon is not over.....

Luckilly the honeymoon is over for about 3% of the plot group. These guys just want to burn the place down. If you talk to 97% of the pilots everyone is HAPPY! I think a company that has never furloughed anyone and that is decreasing capacity by atleast 5% in Jan and Feb and still no f word deserves a little bit of respect!.
So the honeymoon is not over, more like the Bride just got her first headache.....
 
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