- Aug 28, 2004
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You need to go back and read what I originally said. I said they didn't need a union like ALPA. SWAPA also doesn't have ulterior motives like ALPA, that is why the pilot group and the airline itself are successful.You said that when you run an airline the right way there is no need for a union. Yet SWA is thee most unionized airline.
I'm sorry about hurting your feelings, big hugs!I don't know why you feel the need for personal attacks.
If the pilots actually saw all the behind the scenes work, less of them would complain about ALPA.
Ok, I believe you because you said so. We'll just take your word for it, because thats what all ALPA reps want you to. Never question, just trust us!
You sound a lot like PFT128, is he your ALPA mentor? Sorry for calling you naive, I apologize again for hurting your wittle feewings.Yes, I have. But it wasn't ALPA. It was the IBT. The reason why they do this is because they don't want the pilots to the the little power they would get from being recognized by the NMB and having the power of the RLA behind them. I always feel that if management was actually making these threats, then its proof that a union is needed. Its a lot easier to make these threats with individual pilots rather than a bargaining agent. Not naive and I wish you really would stop with the personal attacks.
Like I've said before and like you've agreed, the act of piloting has benefited by the safety advances ALPA has helped bring to aviation. So by definition, yes, all part 91, 135, and 121 are riding the coat tails. That plus the magazine is worth more than 2%.
Hold it right there. I never agreed to anything. You need to quit taking yourself way too seriously, and see through peoples sarcasm. You guys need to grab a sense of reality when it comes to safety. Yes, ALPA does dabble in safety, but they're not responsible for everything you and Rez claim they are.
Many advancement in safety have been made without the help of ALPA. But wait, let me guess, ALPA has engineers working at every aircraft, avionics, engine and airframe manufacture. But, ALPA does come out with those neat little posters reminding pilots to check your altimeters and what not. Don't forget, those AAA batteries can cause some serious damage to the airplane as well.