COpilot said:I disagree, mechanice have a job skill that transfers much better across employment lines. Whereas airlpane pilots have a very narrow trade.
True statement. I really have no dog in this fight. I gave up on my airline career long time ago...I just watch for purely entertainment reasons.
So, in your infinite wisdom, pray tell what you think the mechanics should do? Or any of us should do in this industry? Bend over and roll over and bend over and roll over . . . . until there's nothing left? At least they have some balls. An actual strike may not happen . . . or may not have to happen.
Hey, don't blame me...I'm not the one who ran off to JetBlue as soon as possible. Besides what else is there to lose really at this point. I don't have an airline job and my life is pretty good here in the AFRE$. Without JB, SWA, Airtran, this whole union solidarity thing might work. However if the choice is cave and have a job or strike and lose the job permanently, which would you chose? I have told everyone I come across not to go into the aviation business commercial or military...Military pilots are going to be a thing of the past pretty soon at this point.
Get real...that whole livin' the dream thing is over. And it isn't coming back.
I can't believe this guy's in a Union. Glad you can't wait to meet and greet your scab mechanic.
Won't even have the opportunity to meet and greet any mechanics, union or otherwise.
My observations are objective...sorry if you don't like reality, but dreaming it a different way isn't going to change it.