Momentum from recent aviation accidents misused...

HHH

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The momentum from the recent aviation accidents should be used to change the Railway Labor Act. Granted, rest rules, etc. are out-dated. However, the crux of the problem is the outdated RLA and it's unfair burden placed on labor.

CBA's as a whole need to be improved and the most critical hurdle restricting this is the RLA in its current form. A modern and improved "RLA" would lead to a more balanced negotiating environment, hopefully resulting in CBA's that not only address rest issues, but many of the other issues that are not "hot topics" in today's media.
 

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The momentum from the recent aviation accidents should be used to change the Railway Labor Act. Granted, rest rules, etc. are out-dated. However, the crux of the problem is the outdated RLA and it's unfair burden placed on labor.

CBA's as a whole need to be improved and the most critical hurdle restricting this is the RLA in its current form. A modern and improved "RLA" would lead to a more balanced negotiating environment, hopefully resulting in CBA's that not only address rest issues, but many of the other issues that are not "hot topics" in today's media.

Too bad the Colgan crew (R.I.P.) weren't discussing the RLA, or how long it would take to strike after they get their first contract.
 

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Any effort to change the RLA isn't going to succeed publicly or politically if the principal desired outcome of that change is "improve labor contracts of airline employees".

Discuss how its antiquated language prevents the industry from being truly competitive in the global marketplace, its restrictions which cause very slow progress create large amounts of employee ill will which costs companies money (via increased fuel burns, which not only costs money but contributes to increased CO2 emissions, etc) and creates unnecessary delays for passengers, etc.

Argue any side you want, but coming from one that even halfway resembles GREED and it won't fly.
 

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The momentum from the recent aviation accidents should be used to change the Railway Labor Act. Granted, rest rules, etc. are out-dated. However, the crux of the problem is the outdated RLA and it's unfair burden placed on labor.

CBA's as a whole need to be improved and the most critical hurdle restricting this is the RLA in its current form. A modern and improved "RLA" would lead to a more balanced negotiating environment, hopefully resulting in CBA's that not only address rest issues, but many of the other issues that are not "hot topics" in today's media.
This reminds me of the "Never waste a crisis quote" ala Rahm Emanual
 
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