Thursday, October 11, 2012

Striking Out

In the latest bit of news from the hell that is our beloved airline industry, US Airways flight attendants are going to take a strike authorization vote because they're so fed up with delays and crappy contract offers.  The vote will run between October 31 and November 20, and I'll predict the result now: Yes to a strike.

For those of you less familiar with the airline industry, we have a unique set of rules about strikes.  These rules mean an actual strike is pretty unlikely, at least for the rest of this year.

The bigger takeaway from this is that it's a giant, flashing red light that not even our clueless APFA leadership should be able to miss.  Let me put it this way, if you walked into a room and found a bear and a tiger fighting, would you jump in?  Or would you leave the room?

For reasons that no one can quite figure out, Laura Glading still insists that a merger with US Airways is the best option for us. We know that she's blinded by hatred of AA's current leadership, but at some point AA flight attendants are going to have to wake up and realize that she is leading us into a giant, unresolved mess from the last merger US Airways attempted.  More than FIVE YEARS AGO.

Can someone please explain how jumping into the middle of this cage fight between the US Airways flight attendants and Doug Parker is going to benefit us?  I'm at a loss.

You know it's really bad when even a former US Airways AFA president is warning AA'ers about the merger.

1 comment:

  1. This should be a warning. Haven't we been through enough Laura? Are you that bubble-headed that you cannot see the forest fore the trees? Doug Parker is no better than the rest of them, in fact much much worse. We do not want years of unresolved contracts and infighting amongst our ranks. He encourages this so he can save a buck and boast about his great numbers. Why do we want to go from bad management to worse with Parker and his merry band of thieves?