AMFA: Northwest Management 'Desperate' | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-
Monday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI-
Tuesday

Airborne Unlimited-
Wednesday

AMA Drone Report-
Thursday

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 11.13.17

Airborne-Unmanned 11.14.17

Airborne 11.15.17

AMA Drone Report 11.16.17

Airborne 11.17.17

Airborne-YouTube

Airborne 11.13.17

Airborne-Unmanned 11.14.17

Airborne 11.15.17

AMA Drone Report 11.16.17

Airborne 11.17.17

Thu, Sep 15, 2005

AMFA: Northwest Management 'Desperate'

Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) National Director O.V. Delle-Femine is saying that Northwest Airlines is increasingly desperate and has escalated its behind-the-scenes campaign to persuade AMFA members to return to work.

"Publicly, Northwest must maintain the deception that operations are normal and AMFA members are no longer needed. Behind the scenes, Northwest management has launched an escalating campaign of letter-writing and calls to our members' homes to urge them to come back," he said.

"Northwest's contingency plan counted on a substantial percentage of AMFA members crossing the picket lines by now to rescue the unsustainable combination of overworked managers and under-trained strikebreakers. Northwest is naive to think that substantial numbers of AMFA members will cross the lines to save management's bacon. That's not going to happen."

"Northwest's on-time performance remains far below normal, even after the airline curtailed its flight schedule, reset "normal" to 68 percent on-time performance from historical levels of ten percentage points or more higher than that, and manipulated the system to hide as many actual delays and cancellations as possible," Delle-Femine said.

"Besides that, Northwest's stock price keeps dropping, the company is approaching bankruptcy, and a maintenance safety investigation is looming by the Department of Transportation's Inspector General's office. Northwest management is up against the wall," he said.

Delle-Femine responded to speculation that AMFA might have been better off accepting Northwest's final pre-strike offer by noting that "Northwest was well aware that both that offer and the most recent one were so draconian that neither one stood a chance of being accepted by our members. Hypothetically, if AMFA had accepted the earlier offer, Northwest would have come back right away for more anyway, so it would have made absolutely no difference."

AMFA's craft union represents aircraft maintenance technicians and related support personnel at Alaska Airlines, ATA, Horizon Air, Independence Airlines, Mesaba Airlines, Northwest Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines.

FMI: www.amfanatl.org

Advertisement

More News

Garmin Pilot Grows Feature Set For iOS And Android Mobile Devices

Multiple Features Added For Both Platforms Garmin has announced the addition of new features for the Garmin Pilot application for Android and iOS mobile devices. Garmin Pilot 6.2 f>[...]

AMA Drone Report 11.16.17: Drone Registration, Drone Journalists Jailed

Also: Terror Advisory, DRL Sim, SureFly Octocopter, Space Needle Drone Pilot, FAI-ASFC World Fly-In Expo A bill that includes a return to civilian drone registration has been inclu>[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 11.14.17: Drone Registration, AT&T's Flying COW, Pilot Charged

Also: Boeing Completes Acquisition, Drones For LAFD, DJI Seeks Transport Canada’s Help, Uber and NASA A defense authorization bill that includes a return to civilian drone re>[...]

Airborne 11.17.17: Cabri G2 Heli-Upgrade, NBAA/KSMO, USAF Pilot Shortage

Also: Electronic Flight Bags, SNC's Dream Chaser, flydubai Buys 225 737 MAX, Scottish Airshow Nixed The FAA has approved Service Bulletin 17-009 for the Guimbal Cabri G2 that allow>[...]

Airborne 11.15.17: XCOR BK, V-22 Osprey Milestone, GAMA 3rd Quarter Stats

Also: UK Airport Cancellation, Gone West: Robert Wagstaff, EASA Certifies Bell 505, USN's 1st MQ-4C Triton This is a heartbreaker, as we were big fans of XCOR Aerospace -- which fi>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2017 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC