Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > Flight Deck Forums > Rumours & News
Reload this Page >

Delta Pilots Start Strike Countdown

Rumours & News Reporting Points that may affect our jobs or lives as professional pilots. Also, items that may be of interest to professional pilots.

Delta Pilots Start Strike Countdown

Old 13th Apr 2001, 21:44
  #21 (permalink)  
mriya225
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Unhappy

I wouldn't count on these pilots being able to strike... Can you say P.M.B.?!

------------------
"You screw up, just this much; you'll be flying a cargo plane full of rubber dog-sh*t outta Hong Kong"!
 
Old 13th Apr 2001, 23:54
  #22 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: HKG
Posts: 1,410
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Thumbs up

Good Luck to you all at Delta and Comair. You are in a much stronger position than us at CX but its amazing how 411A always has to get his oar in.
BusyB is offline  
Old 14th Apr 2001, 00:47
  #23 (permalink)  
mriya225
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Arrow

God; please let the Jet Blast "Who's up fer a public hangin'?!" vibe stay in the dark, musty basement where it belongs (or doesn't ).
411A is every bit as entitled to his opinion as those of you who hold more popular views... It's just his style, can't we have a lively debate without it getting snide?

------------------
"You screw up, just this much; you'll be flying a cargo plane full of rubber dog-sh*t outta Hong Kong"!
 
Old 16th Apr 2001, 07:39
  #24 (permalink)  
Brad737
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Post

Hey mriya, take a chill pill buckaroo. I think 411a can take what little I,ve seen thrown at him. You his Momma?
Second, there won't be a strike. Big business has Dubya in their hip pocket, he owes them big time for his slim victory and he's going to be paying off for the next 4 years. A PEB only delays things for 60 days though, then Congress has to step in and they won't.
 
Old 16th Apr 2001, 09:10
  #25 (permalink)  
Ignition Override
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Question

It is very unfortunate that certain negotiators for previous Delta contracts years ago allowed the company so much in the way of "scope", seeming to have the loosest contract "scope language" in the US industry.
Did their partner COMAIR not become one of the most profitable US regionals, very soon to have an all-jet fleet?

The company took advantage of the pilots' trust (from what I've read elsewhere) and definitely appear to have given away about TWICE as much narrowbody flying to their regional partners (based on seat miles etc), compared to what happened at AMR, United and NWA. If these comments are quite inaccurate, correct me.

I am not with Delta, but based on what I have read in contract comparisons between the "Big Four" (regarding scope, governance, job security...and Delta pilots seem to have demanded NO 'fragmentation' protection language in the past contract-you know, like when a company is chopped into pieces with no iron-clad job protection under US "labor laws", if you can call these laws by any stretch of the imagination), I can certainly understand a good bit of their resentment, if the status quo changed that much for their former DC-9 and 737 flying hours.

Should not serious concessions to one's company in good times or bad, whether in dollars, language or both, be rewarded by industry-leading pay and benefits, or at least equivalent terms in a side-letter or future contract? Maybe both sides can make some compromises and put it behind them before the summer travel season.

[This message has been edited by Ignition Override (edited 16 April 2001).]

[This message has been edited by Ignition Override (edited 16 April 2001).]
 
Old 16th Apr 2001, 09:43
  #26 (permalink)  
411A
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Post

Dubya has pen in hand to sign the 60 day letter. And, you can expect that the DAL pilots will have NO favorable reaction from the traveling public.
 
Old 16th Apr 2001, 09:53
  #27 (permalink)  
mriya225
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Unhappy

Brad737,
As much as I'd like to help you out here--no can do on the "chill pill", buckaroo (I'd hate to fail a random whiz quiz on account of PPRuNe). Strictly as a matter of curiosity though, if I'm 411A's "Momma"... who's mommy are you?

Seriously though...
Best of luck in your negotiations; I don't see the mediation board granting you the concession of a strike--however legitimate your grounds.

------------------
"You screw up, just this much; you'll be flying a cargo plane full of rubber dog-sh*t outta Hong Kong"!
 
Old 16th Apr 2001, 15:25
  #28 (permalink)  
Wino
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Post

Interestingly, in this case a 60 day delay might very well assist the Delta pilots. That is one of the reasons Dubya might NOT step in, atleast right away.

Delta is an interesting case, its never really been a union company, and I don't believe the pilots have ever been on strike. This might be a "press to test" of the rank and file.

But the main reason I could see the strike being allowed to procede for atleast a little while is that if Bush steps in right off the bad, the 60 day delay will simply move the strike to right smack dab in the middle of the high travel season, where it will be far more disruptive than it would be in the middle of April.

Cheers
Wino
 
Old 16th Apr 2001, 23:21
  #29 (permalink)  
redtail
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Post

Hopefully the Shrub has learned to time his announcements of PEBs a bit better. No need to telegraph one's decision, like he did with NWA.
 
Old 18th Apr 2001, 20:45
  #30 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Rockytop, Tennessee, USA
Posts: 5,898
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Unhappy


Looks like Delta is confident that President Bush has telegraphed his intentions...

________________________________________


Delta confident pilot strike won't happen

April 18, 2001
Web posted at: 12:22 PM EDT (1622 GMT)


ATLANTA, Georgia (Reuters) -- Delta Air Lines Inc. Chairman Leo Mullin said Wednesday that while he doesn't expect a quick settlement of the carrier's labor dispute with its pilots union, he is "virtually certain" that a contract will be reached without a strike.

In a conference call to discuss Delta's first-quarter earnings, Mullin said the No. 3 U.S. airline has been "in constant contact with the federal government, and has received 'constant reassurances'" that if Delta and the Air Line Pilots Association are not able to resolve the matter, the president would see that a Presidential Emergency Board is appointed.

"Every signal we have from the federal government is that if in fact an impasse is reached at the end of the 30-day cooling off period, the government will ensure that no strike occurs," Mullin said.

Delta and the union, which began labor talks in September 1999, are meeting Wednesday in Washington to continue negotiations with federal mediators. They are in the midst of a 30-day cooling-off period prior to a strike that expires April 29.

Mullin said it is highly likely that a labor agreement would be reached during the 60-day span of the Presidential Emergency Board, "since both sides will be highly motivated to reach such a settlement."

Airbubba is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.