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wli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 11:46 PM
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23. Bushler will just send in stormtroopers to kill them n/t
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  -Northwest Airlines: STRIKE IS ON Bluebear  Aug-19-05 11:05 PM   #0 
  - damn. I would book a flight on Northwest for September.  yellowdogintexas   Aug-19-05 11:08 PM   #1 
  - Their pay was going to be cut 25%. That's a damn good reason.  merwin   Aug-19-05 11:10 PM   #2 
  - that is my major concern, actually.  yellowdogintexas   Aug-19-05 11:26 PM   #14 
  - Actually this is no longer accurate  cpamomfromtexas   Aug-19-05 11:56 PM   #27 
  - Unions are DEAD in America. The Re-thugs have seen to this starting  bribri16   Aug-20-05 10:41 PM   #90 
     - Well the Rethugs and Mr. Soros  auburnblu   Aug-21-05 06:41 PM   #118 
  - I don't usually use Northwest  tavalon   Aug-19-05 11:54 PM   #26 
     - I like your karma. nt  Bluebear   Aug-20-05 01:05 AM   #37 
     - Good for you. I'm a nurse who was on strike a few years ago  BleedingHeartPatriot   Aug-20-05 07:48 AM   #61 
  - Mechanics would not give in to $76 million in concessions....  Bluebear   Aug-19-05 11:11 PM   #3 
  - PS good luck on your flight  Bluebear   Aug-19-05 11:14 PM   #5 
  - They'll continue outsourcing to the Phillippines  TomClash   Aug-20-05 05:16 AM   #46 
  - I still haven't shopped at Albertsons since they locked out their  SimpleTrend   Aug-19-05 11:18 PM   #9 
  - Never EVER cross a picket line  Gman   Aug-20-05 12:18 AM   #31 
     - Never say never.  Psephos   Aug-20-05 01:36 AM   #38 
        - This union was being asked to cut its workforce by 50%  Bluebear   Aug-20-05 01:40 AM   #39 
        - True, but my comments weren't specific to this case,  Psephos   Aug-20-05 01:53 AM   #42 
           - All true points  Bluebear   Aug-20-05 03:12 AM   #45 
           - Would the "high cost structures" you are referring to be  Jose Diablo   Aug-20-05 08:11 AM   #64 
              - Labor costs are not the problem  Psephos   Aug-21-05 12:25 AM   #104 
                 - Good link there.  Joebert   Aug-21-05 05:28 PM   #115 
                 - Heh, you make a very apt comparison...  Psephos   Aug-21-05 11:07 PM   #120 
                 - You are correct  cpamomfromtexas   Aug-21-05 11:03 PM   #119 
        - where is overcapacity?  pitohui   Aug-20-05 02:16 PM   #78 
        - overcapacity --> idle planes, freeloaders  rfkrfk   Aug-20-05 11:50 PM   #98 
        - Let me clarify and be specific.  Gman   Aug-20-05 11:42 PM   #95 
  - First United screwing its own loyal employees out of their pension and  tmooses   Aug-19-05 11:14 PM   #4 
  - Meanwhile the top officials sold off their stock  Bluebear   Aug-19-05 11:17 PM   #7 
  - Not to forget that UAL employees have given back  Jensen   Aug-19-05 11:32 PM   #17 
  - United's employee-owners screwed themselves,  rfkrfk   Aug-19-05 11:48 PM   #24 
     - How in the world would you know anything about it?  iamtechus   Aug-20-05 12:21 AM   #32 
  - Good! UNION YES!  CountAllVotes   Aug-19-05 11:17 PM   #6 
  - These companies make me so mad....  halobeam   Aug-19-05 11:18 PM   #8 
  - As I said to someone earlier  KitchenWitch   Aug-19-05 11:22 PM   #10 
  - Oh and I recommended this to the Greatest page  KitchenWitch   Aug-19-05 11:28 PM   #16 
  - Mechanics on strike-airline-sky-no net??? Won't be flying this airline  MichiganVote   Aug-19-05 11:22 PM   #11 
  - at least you have a choice  GAspnes   Aug-20-05 02:52 PM   #82 
     - Yikes!  MichiganVote   Aug-20-05 03:50 PM   #85 
  - I live in MN...been following this story for weeks...  Beausoir   Aug-19-05 11:23 PM   #12 
  - and remember it is the american tax payer who will be picking up  flyarm   Aug-20-05 05:32 AM   #48 
     - My father-in-law, a staunch, *-loving, dyed-in-the-wool Republican  phylny   Aug-21-05 05:52 AM   #110 
  - I would never cross a picket line for a flight. I've walked too many of  tmooses   Aug-19-05 11:24 PM   #13 
  - Solidarity.  Bluebear   Aug-19-05 11:42 PM   #20 
  - Good for you  cpamomfromtexas   Aug-20-05 12:01 AM   #28 
  - I wish the workers luck  bluestateguy   Aug-19-05 11:26 PM   #15 
  - Where are the pilots? And the flight attendants?  Beausoir   Aug-19-05 11:34 PM   #18 
  - NW already hired flight attendant scabs in advance  Bluebear   Aug-19-05 11:39 PM   #19 
  - are pilots crossing the picket line, or not? n/t  rfkrfk   Aug-19-05 11:44 PM   #22 
     - Crossing.  Bluebear   Aug-20-05 01:43 AM   #40 
        - do any Dem party leaders, have a position on, crossing picket lines?  rfkrfk   Aug-20-05 02:55 AM   #43 
        - the pilots ought to do what american pilots did years ago...  flyarm   Aug-20-05 05:44 AM   #49 
        - i heard from an insider that these things have been going on the past week  bettyellen   Aug-20-05 07:33 AM   #58 
        - That's bullshit.  tedzbear   Aug-20-05 11:52 PM   #99 
        - Capt. McClain is a smiling face, stabbing his union bros in the back.  tedzbear   Aug-20-05 11:48 PM   #97 
  - WCCO: NWA Mechanics Strike  KitchenWitch   Aug-19-05 11:42 PM   #21 
  - Bushler will just send in stormtroopers to kill them n/t  wli   Aug-19-05 11:46 PM   #23 
  - That poor woman. Does anyone think of the ones that suffer in a strike.  progressivebydesign   Aug-19-05 11:54 PM   #25 
  - Just another reason to not fly Northwest.  TahitiNut   Aug-20-05 12:03 AM   #29 
  - Ditto that .... There are certain lines in life no one should cross.  converted_democrat   Aug-20-05 07:16 AM   #55 
  - aka NORTHWORST - CEO Steenland rakes in millions  gulfcoastliberal   Aug-21-05 12:01 AM   #102 
     - don't blame NWA management, a snake is a snake  rfkrfk   Aug-21-05 02:44 AM   #109 
        - Your damn right about that - the pilots and flight attendants  gulfcoastliberal   Aug-21-05 03:11 PM   #112 
        - eh?  Bluebear   Aug-21-05 03:15 PM   #113 
  - this is OUTRAGEOUS!!!  Tom Kitten   Aug-20-05 12:10 AM   #30 
  - is it outrageous  pitohui   Aug-20-05 02:22 PM   #79 
     - that information is often misrepresented  kahleefornia   Aug-20-05 11:41 PM   #94 
     - It's not their fault that they make more than you  Bluebear   Aug-21-05 12:51 AM   #107 
     - I fly a lot on business  DBoon   Aug-21-05 06:29 PM   #117 
  - republican in office  sue_66   Aug-20-05 12:28 AM   #33 
  - Me too  KitchenWitch   Aug-20-05 12:37 AM   #34 
  - Company also proposed a 50% cut in personnel  Bluebear   Aug-20-05 12:48 AM   #35 
  - This F'in Sucks  Sgent   Aug-20-05 12:49 AM   #36 
  - MEM is supposed to be least affected by strike  pitohui   Aug-20-05 02:24 PM   #80 
  - is sacrifice by all socialist?  fortyfeetunder   Aug-20-05 01:49 AM   #41 
  - Concessions by execs? Hah! They recently took bonuses! n/t  salin   Aug-20-05 07:31 AM   #57 
  - The dismantiling of trade unions  nookiemonster   Aug-20-05 03:03 AM   #44 
  - my heart goes out to NORTHWEST UNIONS AND EMPLOYEES!  flyarm   Aug-20-05 05:26 AM   #47 
  - Same experience. All the young pilots I know are very pro-bush*  Turn CO Blue   Aug-20-05 03:07 PM   #84 
  - is any Other union, honoring the picket line? n/t  rfkrfk   Aug-20-05 06:37 AM   #50 
  - A couple of facts for you all.  Puglover   Aug-20-05 06:40 AM   #51 
  - what is the company's incentive, to do business with AMFA ?  rfkrfk   Aug-20-05 07:22 AM   #56 
  - well stated  BlueCollar   Aug-20-05 09:39 AM   #70 
  - Exactly right Blue  Puglover   Aug-20-05 10:00 AM   #73 
     - The fact is that NWA are corporate assholes  BlueCollar   Aug-20-05 10:18 AM   #76 
  - Bullshit.  tedzbear   Aug-21-05 12:13 AM   #103 
     - You aren't even aware that AMFA isn't AFL-CIO therefore not  Puglover   Aug-21-05 06:04 AM   #111 
  - No sympathy strikes  Sgent   Aug-20-05 06:52 AM   #52 
  - Union bickering is what Management LOVES.  tedzbear   Aug-21-05 12:28 AM   #105 
  - Northwest Mechanics ~ This AFSCME sister is  AFSCME girl   Aug-20-05 07:03 AM   #53 
  - poor lady  Swamp Rat   Aug-20-05 07:08 AM   #54 
  - Flight Attendants voted last night to not sympathy strike.  peacebuzzard   Aug-20-05 07:40 AM   #59 
  - define 'safe/unsafe', when planes are fixed by scabs , n/t  rfkrfk   Aug-20-05 08:08 AM   #62 
  - I have no answer.  peacebuzzard   Aug-20-05 08:35 AM   #67 
  - Ummm  Puglover   Aug-20-05 08:10 AM   #63 
     - And I am on my way. I never thought it would come to this.  peacebuzzard   Aug-20-05 08:27 AM   #65 
  - Will the CEO still get his bonus?  Catchawave   Aug-20-05 07:47 AM   #60 
  - Once Northwest has broken the Mechanics Union  fasttense   Aug-20-05 08:29 AM   #66 
  - I may have to go to Japan later in the fall or winter, and I will cobble  Lydia Leftcoast   Aug-20-05 08:58 AM   #68 
  - Uh-oh. My SO travels for work and they always fly NW  meganmonkey   Aug-20-05 08:59 AM   #69 
  - I would never cross a picket line for any reason.  mbperrin   Aug-20-05 09:42 AM   #71 
  - Maybe they should let them walk....  DubyaSux   Aug-20-05 09:47 AM   #72 
  - Let me give you some more information  Bluebear   Aug-20-05 01:00 PM   #77 
  - Huh?  DubyaSux   Aug-20-05 02:43 PM   #81 
     - Where did you hear they asked for $92,000 a year?  Bluebear   Aug-20-05 03:06 PM   #83 
     - Facts.  mn9driver   Aug-20-05 04:15 PM   #86 
     - Do they work 40 hours a week?  kahleefornia   Aug-20-05 11:56 PM   #101 
     - many people aren't  kahleefornia   Aug-20-05 11:54 PM   #100 
  - Wow, you win the prize for being misinformed!  LTRS   Aug-21-05 01:47 AM   #108 
  - I feel sorry for these folks..  sendero   Aug-20-05 10:08 AM   #74 
  - Well, there goes another airline.  yibbehobba   Aug-20-05 10:16 AM   #75 
  - The workers here (and I know I'll get flamed big time) are not right.  DuaneBidoux   Aug-20-05 04:18 PM   #87 
  - but why is it always the workers who have  libnnc   Aug-20-05 04:21 PM   #88 
     - Absolutely. i don't disagree with that one bit! If I were a shareholder  DuaneBidoux   Aug-21-05 03:56 PM   #114 
  - will pilots strike, when flight attendants are replaced by scabs? n/t  rfkrfk   Aug-20-05 10:13 PM   #89 
  - ALPA doesn't announce that in advance.  mn9driver   Aug-20-05 10:43 PM   #91 
     - good strategy  rfkrfk   Aug-20-05 11:09 PM   #92 
     - You will be sorry you are crossing the picket line.  tedzbear   Aug-21-05 12:42 AM   #106 
  - and George Bush goes on with his life.  gort   Aug-20-05 11:10 PM   #93 
  - He's got free airfare and security for life  Joebert   Aug-21-05 05:30 PM   #116 
  - STAND UP FOR AMERICAN WORKERS.....  mike_c   Aug-20-05 11:46 PM   #96 
 

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