Hopefully you treat those guys with respect this time, and don't just demand a staple. I don't think DOH would ever apply here, but a full staple is ridiculous. But, I wouldn't doubt your union will demand it, and expect everyone to bend over for you.
And, this would obviously be a swipe also at DL (NWA) in MSP, which isn't really a bad thing for us. If it meant adding more mainline planes back to MSP (to cover for CRJs or CR9s now) to compete, then it is not a bad thing at all.
And one more thing, if this means the Sun Country guys FINALLY get to go to LBB, then I bet they would be jumping up and down. Heck, maybe a staple would be worth it then........
Bye Bye--General Lee
I do not think SWA was serious about the F9 offer, but rather just wanted a look at the books and/or to jack the price up for RAH which they did. The offer was based on a labor contingency to ensure that there was no obligation. No rational person could think a SLI was possible in the given timeframe...especially after the talk in the initial announcement about interviewing F9 personnel for employment consideration. While I do not think it was a good move for the F9 leadership to do what they did, I dont think it mattered in the end.
If im not mistaken, Sun Country is non union. Integration would be a non-event.
In your mind General, was the SWAPA staple any less reasonable than the relative seniority plus 36k per year indefinitely for every guy on furlough that FAPA wanted? Would that have been a fair deal if DAL were buying them?
The two sides were not given enough time to work this out. We might have been able to come to a compromise had Stemmler and the other FAPA guys shown up for the final day of negotiations. They did not, and did not return calls. Did you know that?