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Scabs are working NOW!!

COOPERVANE

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Why isn't there more of an outrage about the scabs replacing the NWA mechanics out there?

Why aren't the NWA pilots at least picketing in protest/support? much less walking out.

If they are successful, this will be the first time a major airline has replaced a major workers union (that I can think of) with no repercussions, but higher earnings

This to me, is setting a MAJOR precident if NWA succeeds in it's tactics. ALPA will be next and we all know it!

If Skywest awards ALL future RJ deliveries to Skywest instead of ASA because of lower "cost structure" there will be no merger of lists needed. ASA pilots will move on and Skywest Execs will have "FIXED THE GLITCH"

NWA, find OTHER ways to save money

and

RAISE TICKET PRICES!!
RAISE TICKET PRICES!!
RAISE TICKET PRICES!!
 
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410dude

NWA is just doing what it has to do and the replacement mechanics are doing what they have to do to put food on the table. You would too in the same situation.
 

DGdaPilot

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So what if SCABs are working? What are you gonna do about it? Kill one? Yeah right. Throw a brick at their car? Now you're being a decent human being. Don't get me wrong, I don't think I'd ever cross a picket line. But you know, if the pilots walk the line too, do you think there'd be a NWA for much longer? How smart is that?
 

flybrowntails

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i love the whole line of thinking "i don't think i would ever..." "what should they do, maybe it is ok--" "it's not that bad" "hey, it's a job, right?"

scabs.

call them replacement workers and say it's ok, no biggie. if it helps.



fbt
 

labbats

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If it means the end of your airline, but the possibility better work rules and pay for whomever hires you, would you do it? The problem with seniority is that it perpetuates this type of behavior. Starting all over somewhere else is what keeps those NWA pilots minding their own business.
 

Stick Man

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I love 410's avatar - thats a pisser
 

Singlecoil

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't all the other labor groups at Northwest agree to concessions except for those represented by AMFA? If that is true, I can see why other groups aren't striking in sympathy.
 

DX Rick

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410dude said:
NWA is just doing what it has to do and the replacement mechanics are doing what they have to do to put food on the table. You would too in the same situation.

There is other ways of putting food on your table. Being a pilot isn't the only job out there, and even God knows, it isn't the highest paying one either.

It's pansies like you who say "we have to put food on the table" and accept piss poor wages. Have fun flying what ever you do. Get ready for your next pay cut because you have no guts to stand up to your company.
 

atlcrashpad

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Scabs

I would never cross a strike line. I disagree with the use of "replacement" workers for NWA. I wish all airline and transportation unions would step up and support the striking workers and demand not using "replacement" workers. It is the start of a really bad trend.
If the "replacement" workers are "non-union", then I cannot fault them. I fault the mechanics union and all of the above mentioned unions for non support. It appears that unions have either lost their "Clout" or don't really care about the dues payers that don't bring in the "Big" dollars. If this is so, get ready for a long and painful career.
 

Prop2Jet

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DX Rick, being a pilot is what most people do on this board. True their are tons of other professions out their but we choose to do this one.

Go put a flight plan together and fly your piper/cessna ass off this website you 900hr little Flightsim terd.
 
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410dude

Prop2Jet said:
DX Rick, being a pilot is what most people do on this board. True their are tons of other professions out their but we choose to do this one.

Go put a flight plan together and fly your piper/cessna ass off this website you 900hr little Flightsim terd.

Boy you told him, and you have a wopping 400 more hrs than he does!
 

Lone Star

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I just love this forum! It brings out the best in people. HAHAHA!!!!!
 

Lear70

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410Dude, stirring the pot as usual, eh?

The fact of the matter is, the pilots are so p*ssed off at AMFA for not agreeing to concessions when the pilots took them that they're showing their collective as*ses on this one. Unfortunately, it's the WRONG approach to take and it's being steered by the most senior pilots at NWA who are worried about their pensions.

The NWA MEC believes that by sympathy striking with AMFA, it will force NWA into bankruptcy and there goes their pensions. Guess what? They're going to be gone anyway!!

The F/A's are next, and they will probably walk and then half of them will probably sign back on and cross the picket lines. The pilots won't sympathy strike then either.

Then the gate agents and baggage handlers.

THEN the pilots for last, because THERE'S NO OTHER UNIONS LEFT TO SYMPATHY STRIKE WITH, but they won't force pilot concessions through a strike, they'll do it through bankruptcy, and it'll be all nice and legal like and ALPA will lay down and take it again, instead of drawing a line HERE and minimizing the damage. Northwest won't liquidate, too much cash on hand and cash flow on tap from the international routes.

It's not a difficult future to see, but we don't live in the world of yesteryear when all the unions marched to the same drum... they all have their own agendas, and "divided we fall".
 

capt. megadeth

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DX Rick said:
There is other ways of putting food on your table. Being a pilot isn't the only job out there, and even God knows, it isn't the highest paying one either.

It's pansies like you who say "we have to put food on the table" and accept piss poor wages. Have fun flying what ever you do. Get ready for your next pay cut because you have no guts to stand up to your company.

I think 410dude was just posting flamebait. I also think he works at UPS and likes to fuk w/people.
 

DX Rick

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Prop2Jet said:
DX Rick, being a pilot is what most people do on this board. True their are tons of other professions out their but we choose to do this one.

Go put a flight plan together and fly your piper/cessna ass off this website you 900hr little Flightsim terd.

Wow, coming from a guy with 400 more hour than I do.

When I grow up, I wish to be a big 1300 hour pilot like yourself.

PS
I don't dispatch anymore, but when I did, I had to explain simple flight planning to morons like yourself.
 

Lexy

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I have heard the since the pilots are flying it is causing more problems for NW. By flying strictly by the book (just in case the FAA is watching) it is causing alot of "problems". Also heard NW wants to outsource int'l F/As next. When will it stop?
 

FO 4 Life

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The NWA pilots are not honoring the mechanics strike due to the fact that the mechanics didn't honor the pilots strike last time they walked. What goes around comes around.
 
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