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Old Feb 15, 19, 11:25 pm
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Southwest declares operations 'emergency' amid labor dispute with mechanics

https://www.usatoday.com/story/trave...ft/2886285002/
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Old Feb 15, 19, 11:51 pm
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Southwest declares operations 'emergency' amid labor dispute with mechanics
And with that declaration, GK will commence building very beautiful and powerful walls around each maintenance hangar.
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Old Feb 16, 19, 1:01 pm
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And with that declaration, GK will commence building very beautiful and powerful walls around each maintenance hangar.
​​​​​Southwest management took a play from the GOAT POTUS!
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Old Feb 16, 19, 1:19 pm
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​​​​​Southwest management took a play from the GOAT POTUS!
You're referring to the "capitulation of airworthiness and a culture of fear and retribution" part?
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And with that declaration, GK will commence building very beautiful and powerful walls around each maintenance hangar.
....and make Delta Air Lines pay for it.
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Old Feb 16, 19, 4:44 pm
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I'm doing this from now on. Whenever I need to get my way I'm just going to declare a personal "emergency."
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Old Feb 16, 19, 7:45 pm
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I'm doing this from now on. Whenever I need to get my way I'm just going to declare a personal "emergency."
Don't forget that it only works when your way is the right way.
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Old Feb 16, 19, 11:38 pm
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Don't forget that it only works when your way is the right way.
I was, of course, being facetious. Because, of course, the chances of this strategy actually working in pretty much any scenario are very low.
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Old Feb 17, 19, 8:22 am
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Originally Posted by ursine1 View Post
I was, of course, being facetious. Because, of course, the chances of this strategy actually working in pretty much any scenario are very low.
Indeed, so was I. The level of tribalism that we see certainly makes it hard to be anything but offended, it seems. If we can't laugh about it every once in a while, what's the point?
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Old Feb 17, 19, 1:05 pm
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I'm curious, is this expected to be an ongoing problem this week?
I've got a flight on Thursday, OAK-->DAL. I hope the dust settles by then.

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I'm curious, is this is expected to be an ongoing problem this week?
I've got a flight on Thursday, OAK-->DAL. I hope the dust settles by then.
Guessing no one knows. Probably not even the accomplished team of experts in flight operations.
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Old Feb 17, 19, 2:46 pm
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And here's the article on Daily Mail.
Always fun to read the comments.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...nded-jets.html
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Old Feb 17, 19, 8:13 pm
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Unions are a good thing, and also a bad thing,

Amazing how thing go wrong, and their members are less than 2 weeks from being broke, yet the Union Heads have millions with nothing invested,,and far larger paychecks,

When a loyal member passes away, the sent his family $250.00 to help with the funeral expenses, that paid his dues, and thought they cared,,

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Old Feb 18, 19, 11:49 am
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Originally Posted by ursine1 View Post
I'm doing this from now on. Whenever I need to get my way I'm just going to declare a personal "emergency."
I was, of course, being facetious. Because, of course, the chances of this strategy actually working in pretty much any scenario are very low.
That's how it works in most workplaces. If you have a family "emergency" you get (paid?) time off. White collar workplaces don't usually require "documentation"
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Old Feb 18, 19, 1:57 pm
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Originally Posted by rufflesinc View Post
That's how it works in most workplaces. If you have a family "emergency" you get (paid?) time off. White collar workplaces don't usually require "documentation"
I would expect that most employers would start requiring documentation if one specific classification of employees starting doubling their rate of calling in sick.

Personally, I don't think Southwest is trying to "break" the union, but it certainly doesn't seem as though both sides are negotiating in good faith.
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