Beantown said:One must remember that the "underpaid raiders" at mesa are about to get a new contract that should put them in the top tier of regionals. -Bean
One must remember that the "underpaid raiders" at mesa are about to get a new contract that should put them in the top tier of regionals. -Bean
Unfortunately I think that is what Jonny O may be hanging his hat. His M.O. ala Freedon Air, is plain to see. I'll bet he is confidant that given the current job market (just a smidge of the supply-heavy side) that he could let them strike and with no trouble bust the union with scabs, who would come in and fly for what would make the Mesa pilots look overpaid.Beantown said:Learlove,Captainx, Metrosheriff and Vrefus, what up guys/gals.
I may have been a bit generous when I said "top tier", but I think the pilots a Mesa are more determined then ever and will strike if that is what it takes (even though we all know that is suicide for a non-wholleyowned regional. I just don't think they will accept much less. (BTW I am NOT a Mesa pilot)
Good point. However, his union busting tactics don't have to come to fruition for us to get a good idea of what he is about and how he feels about union labor. The fact that he is trying to get that dung pile flying is bad enough. Not to mention his virtuoso whipsaw performance of the the U feeders (regionals).Jetscream32 said:MetroSheriff, You are right the JO would stoop low enough to use scabs, most likely new grads of the Mesa San Juan program, but remember that Freedom Air has yet to receive FAA certification. If I am not mistaken the first CRJ 700 was supposed to be flying already yet to my knowledge isn't even on the MAG property. This may break some kind of contract with America West but I am not sure the details on that.