Originally Posted by lonestar
the unions for the airlines much like the auto company's are out of touch with the Real world..
In the past strikes crippled both industries and then the money became bloated..
Now that said I really want the best pilot in the world driving the planes I'm on..
but to hear that these poor guys are going to have to be away from home 20 days of the month sorry but the money your making justifies that issue..
most people would love to have 10-11 days off a month.. at home with momma.. There are all sorts of regs that the FEDs have in place for crew rest, most flights over say 8 hours the pilots rotate out of the cockpit for a nap..
On longer flights say from NY to Asia there are two crews to make the flight each direction..
sometimes in life you can't have your cake and eat it also..
Let your union hating ass go until I read this. I work there and we gave up in 2003 .... 18.5 % in wage and benefit concessions only to find they recently gave the board a round of bonuses.
You know they are more important than labor and so they got bonuses while we got concessions.
They have given rounds of bonuses to the board since then ........ the union convinced maintenance to accept another concessionary contract because they were scared of the judge and rightly so........labor always gets the shaft.
But seems odd the concessionary contract was passed by a 50.25%
margin ? Really........
Point here is lonestar hates union and labor and knows nothing about American Airlines other than what he reads in ther media and makes up in his labor hating mind.
I work there. The CEO we had for the last 10 years refused to take us to bankruptcy court because of what we gave up in 03.
We had done our part......bankruptcy was there way to get what they wanted and put all the blame on labor AGAIN...............
Board got rid of CEO who was on our side and in came the latest one who IMMEDIATELY took us into bankruptcy.
Greedy bastards have 4 billion in assets in parent company.
Labor did its part like other airlines who had a concessionary contract and are now profitable.
This rests squarely with management ................
**** you lonestar................still got my pension !