Originally Posted by Superpilot92
Sounds like DALALPA is attempting to throw NWA pilots under the bus. This will not be pretty.
The only reason the DALPA had this type of clout was because we bargained for it in our last contract. As we all know when bargaining with management, nothing is free - we had to give up something for this clout management did not just give it to us out of generosity.
NW pilots choose other priorities in their negotiations, one that jumps out is keeping pensions intact. DAL pilots will not receive any benefit from NW pilot negotiated pensions and whatever else you guys decided to prioritize but you guys expect to reap all the benefits of our contract.
You guys said repeatedly you didn't care about a piddly pay raise and a DC increase and that your seniority was not for sale - you got what you asked for - your senority will increase 1 for 1 with each NW pilot retirement, congratulations. And don't feel too bad either - you will soon capture every benefit increase that the DAL MEC had the foresight to plan for while you guys were arguing over blue, red, and green books. As a matter of fact I bet the two MEC will reach an agreement soon - but don't hold your breath for the seniority steal that your MEC tried to pull off.