Facing layoffs and other cuts, unions...

Facing layoffs and other cuts, unions at American Airlines back merger bid from US Airways

There are 2 comments on the Lifestyles story from Apr 20, 2012, titled Facing layoffs and other cuts, unions at American Airlines back merger bid from US Airways. In it, Lifestyles reports that:

In this Nov. 29, 2011, file photo, an American Airlines employee helps passengers check-in at a ticketing counter at Dallas Fort Worth Airport in Dallas.

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Angry White United Pilot

Everett, WA

#1 Apr 21, 2012
This just goes to show why airline employees are whores of the worst kind.
There treated like shit and they continue coming to work, and out of desperation they sell their souls to the likes of David Parker,a three-time convicted drunk driver in Arizona, the CEO of US Air.
If they thought they had problems at American, just wait for the hell raising amongst employees of America, TWA, US Air (East), US Air (west) aka...America West, Piedmont, Allegeny, Pacific Southwest Airlines.
All fighting over senority! With current lawsuits thrown in for good measure.
No wonder this industry is so fuxked up!
Just Another BK

United States

#2 Apr 21, 2012
The McCaskill-Bond Amendment Became Law In 2007. It Requires Fair And Equitable Integration Of Seniority and Includes A Provision For A Negotiated Settlement. If Not A Nuetral Arbitrator Can Render a Decision Within 90 Days After An Initial 20 Day Negotiation Period Between The Two Parties As Stated Above. From What I Understand This Law Came Into Affect Because Of AMR's Integration Of TWA's Employees. Everyone Went To The Bottom Of The List! Not Likely To Happen This Time. Given The Fact That AMR Only Outsources 9.7% Of Its Maintenance And USAirways 58.1% There Will Be Significant Layoffs At AMR Facilities Or Until Outsource Agreements Can Be Reached. Hopefully A Buyout Deal Like United's Will Lessen The Blow. The Mechanics Received A $75,000 Buyout Plus A $10,500 Signing Bonus. That Was Only For UA Mechanics, A Follow Up Transistion Agreement Between UA And CTL Mechanics Is Still In Progress I Believe.

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