AirTran expansion, company refusing any negotiations, Rumors of NWA/DAL taking over for Republic May 1, and our "Union" has a conference call tonight to discuss our fate. Sad to see it go. I wish everyone the best! Great group of people, 717 was a great bird, Good crew all the way around. Too bad they should've seen this coming with the Ramp, the shutdown of Skyway, the "temporary furloughs", the farming out the flying, getting rid of charter, it's pointless to go on. Would the last pilot to land an aircraft for MEH turn out the lights when you leave the bag room. Good luck and GOD bless you all. I hope that all of the rest of you see this as a warning, if you think that this couldn't happen at your airline, look at Delta's "redifined" scope language. Fight the good fight. I hope Rip van ALPA wakes up soon, or it won't be much fun to be a pilot.