"We will not be party to what ultimately took the form of an opportunistic and wholesale rape of the US Airways pilots' working agreement. Any successful transformation can only be accomplished through the efforts of an enlightened management, working in concert with its workers, not through the use of threats and attempted intimidation."The union has been so upset after years of negotiations with management that it was not even willing to sign a deal to save the carrier, with full knowledge that doing a deal on concessions under bankruptcy would likely be even worse. But when a management team squanders $5 billion in annual wage concessions and you're still upset, the only choices are to cut your pay or cut off your nose to spite your face.
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