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SWA unions reject seniority status with Air TranSouthwest recently reported that its aircraft mechanics, represented by the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) Local 11, rejected the tentative seniority integration (www.aviationnews.net) More...
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This particular case sounds like a thing between 2 unions, not necessarily SWA. Sounds like sour grapes as one is going to lose out. It will be interesting.
I can see why they are upset, but that isnt right.. I feel bad for the Air Tran employees
I do too, its not the Air Tran employees fault they got bought out, always thought that SWA employees were better people than this.
It's actually more than just the mechanics .. .Last paragraph .. lists them all which are at odds.
In further looking at the article, the first paragraph says the employess rejected what the unions had negotiated. It will be interesting and not that great if it goes to Arbitration. If it is BINDING ARBITRATION, history will note that in most cases, if the offer on the table is halfway fair, it gets used as a basis for a ruling and in the end, they will get it anyway.
Honestly, I think they should have had all this worked out BEFORE .. the FAA issued documentation stating were one carrier .. For them or any one else