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Old 02-20-2008, 12:47 PM   #39  
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Originally Posted by newKnow View Post
I think they are asking for DOH. I'm sure they are not trying to staple anyone. NWA pilots konw that EVERYONE has to be happy or NO ONE wins!!!

We are still reeling from the merger in 1986.
If the negotiators are trying to put "thousands" of young Delta pilots at the bottom of the list, it sounds like they think that NWA pilots have to be happy and that the young Delta pilots don't matter in this deal. The only way to do it fairly is to do it via relative seat position. If I'm 80% on a small narrowbody airplane now, I should be in the same relative position after the merger. If that puts me ahead of a NWA guy that was hired before me and he keeps his relative seat position, it's still fair because we are relatively in the same spot. If relative movement up the seniority list has been faster at Delta, then that should be reflected in the integration.
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