Flight, job cuts at Delta hubs worry smaller cities

Aug 29, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Detroit News

Delta Air Lines is significantly cutting jobs, making huge cutbacks in flights or both at its hubs in Memphis, Minneapolis and Cincinnati.

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not a fine wine

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Henry wrote:
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LOL. That's rich. First of all, how would you know I lived in Vegas? Cause of the IP? Too funny. There's a guy posting from N Korea with hatred against the USA but uses a USA proxy. Maybe I'm just visiting? BTW, not everyone who visits vegas gambles or gets prostitutes. If you knew anything about Vegas, there is ALOT more than gambling and hookers. The point being you know nothing of what you speak.
When you say "Cheap Flash" first thing that comes to mind is AMFA and the holier than thou attitude towards other former NWA employees. No one forgot what you did in 1997 or 1998 I think it was, when you people were ousting the IAM. Which I agree was a POS union. That doesn't make it right to bash anyone who works at an airline because you don't consider them "Skilled". Kind of selfish if you ask anyone who knows airlines. Pilots do the same thing to mechanics. Does it make it right? NO. Disagree, post a link where ALPA walked with AMFA. That's how much they cared about you.
Let's make it simple.
Without Mechanics, planes can't fly.
Without Pilots, planes can't fly
Without baggage handlers, passengers WILL NOT fly
Without Clean Airplanes, passengers WILL NOT fly
You Know, The Passengers = THE PEOPLE THAT PAID YOUR wages.(or do you think NWA had a money tree farm in Eagan)
Without SOC, who controls operations?
Without GSE (Whom you'r AMFA SOLD DOWN THE RIVER, Like the cleaners) How do you even function?
I was glad to see the cleaners got unemployment while you had to fight a court battle to get your's, which with your walkout (or planned walkout) caused the company to pre-empt your walkout so they could stay in business and keep jobs. Realistically you walked out! And it failed. Not even the POS IAM union would back your walkout.
BTW, Delta pays better than northwest ever did with the unions. And NO DUES! Your wages at NWA were artificial. I 2002 you had the company by the nuts. Then in 2005, the tables turned. Price of doing buiness I guess. Have you looked at mechanics pay rates at Delta? If you did, you would know they pay at or above industry standard for mechanics. Disagree?, post a link where commercial airlines are paying mechanics $60 an hour? SWA doesn't even pay those kind of wages. And have you seen the chaos at SWA, an AMFA represented airline? Looks like SWA is planning to kick them to the door too.
The company has the same rights as USA citizens. Why? Cause they ARE USA CITIZENS! Yet you think by pulling a job action causing customers to fly other airlines cause of rude union employees, solves anything. United the same way. Crappy. A union member didn't want to do thier job and caused me to miss a family funeral. Yeah, I love the Unions. NOT Unions protect LAZY WORKERS! while shitting on good workers merely for doing a good job. What was your term for them again? Management suckass?. If you come to work each day, do your job and stop screwing over your customers, fellow employees and bosses who paid you every two weeks.
I do feel sorry for the mechanics who got caught up in your mess and the only thing they could do is cross your line to keep thier jobs yet you call them names, your beloved union members (not all of them) physically attacked people whom were just going to work.
I was hoping someone would acost me over it. The hospital emergency room would have been busy that day. And not for me.
UNIONS are UN-AMERICAN! Screw socialism! It's ANTI FREEDOM!
Wow !
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not a fine wine wrote:
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Your right WOW! The iam and now Dick sold this dink Henry a load...lmao!
Henry

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Your right WOW! The iam and now Dick sold this dink Henry a load...lmao!
Not like the load AMFA sold you. Not even close
not a fine wine

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The company has the same rights as USA citizens. Why? Cause they ARE USA CITIZENS!

You really got to love this brainwash. How many US citizens do you know that can file chapter 11 BK?
How many US citizens do you know that can afford lobbyist in DC?
How many US citizens do you know that do not have the right to vote?

How and when did a non human become a citizen?
When did we start to miss read things in order to make the argument fit?

If anything... corporations are super citizens controlling your right to vote for who or what!

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Citizen [< I.civis,townsman ] a member of a state or nation who owes allegiance to it by birth or naturalization and is entitled to certain rights, as THE RIGHT TO VOTE, etc...

Henry

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not a fine wine wrote:
The company has the same rights as USA citizens. Why? Cause they ARE USA CITIZENS!
You really got to love this brainwash. How many US citizens do you know that can file chapter 11 BK?
How many US citizens do you know that can afford lobbyist in DC?
How many US citizens do you know that do not have the right to vote?
How and when did a non human become a citizen?
When did we start to miss read things in order to make the argument fit?
If anything... corporations are super citizens controlling your right to vote for who or what!
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Citizen [< I.civis,townsman ] a member of a state or nation who owes allegiance to it by birth or naturalization and is entitled to certain rights, as THE RIGHT TO VOTE, etc...
While corporations do need reform, like if they send work overseas they would not get same tax breaks etc. But unions are responsible for driving jobs abroad. Not because of pay, but productivity. You can't fool everyone about the laziness unions protect. I've seen it for years. Delta's employees get profit sharing, raises every year and 30% more time off, paid. Unions like the IAM got paycut after paycut, reduction of vacation, higher dues and lack of support of it's own members.

Unions are outdated and useless. No better than any corporation.
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Your right WOW! The iam and now Dick sold this dink Henry a load...lmao!
But who stayed working and who got kicked to the door?
not a fine wine

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Henry wrote:
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While corporations do need reform, like if they send work overseas they would not get same tax breaks etc. But unions are responsible for driving jobs abroad. Not because of pay, but productivity. You can't fool everyone about the laziness unions protect. I've seen it for years. Delta's employees get profit sharing, raises every year and 30% more time off, paid. Unions like the IAM got paycut after paycut, reduction of vacation, higher dues and lack of support of it's own members.
Unions are outdated and useless. No better than any corporation.
Well unfortunately when a bunch of fancy corporate lawyer got together and persuaded/lobbied the DOL to no longer approve the formation of any new professional unions. That is what you get. All new unions are now class and craft, and have to by law, represent any member who is in Good Standing. There are still a few professional unions left, Steamfitters, longshoreman, Pilots unions, etc... The difference is, the professional unions can set their own standards before they have to except you. Apprenticeships, meeting production quotas... In other words... you have to work up to a point that gives the union bargaining power. The concept of unions is not bad. The concept of all the power in one set of hands is. I think if you were to read about labor history, you would see that this move by The Lawyer Lobbyist Group was not by mistake. It was an end run around the days labor laws. And designed to weaken labor unions. I, would have to say it worked.

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