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subject ~ Reply
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NWA history centre update
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Why would you care?


A: Because I still enjoy aviation and I have many good memories from my years at the airline.

Submission date ~ 08-20-2017
subject ~ Insurance and "blues" FYI
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"Blue" is not totally accurate in their statement about automatically getting Part A Medicare. Call Social Security if you have questions 1-800-772-1213. Automatic sign up depends if you are already signed up (4 months prior) and are receiving social security or if you're receiving rail road benefits--otherwise it's not automatic.
Part A is free, Part B has an expense plus their are other addons for prescriptions. Each person is different, that's why you need to call. You should do this 3 months before your 65th birthday. The only "ass" is the person that doesn't take it upon themselves to get the facts from social security or a trained advisor on their own!

By all means, we are not experts on the issue of Medicare.  It is wise to get the advice of an expert.

Submission date ~ 08-19-2017
subject ~ medicare
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You do not have to take Medicare at 65 Mr.Dumb Ass. Who is the DUMB ASS now!!

If you don't address medicare when you turn 65, YOU will be the dumb ass.

Submission date ~ 08-19-2017
subject ~ Since you asked...
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When you sleep with same dogs,,,,,
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,,,, you get the same fleas.

A local politician asked for my vote, saying he had the support of the unions. And there, on his list, was the IAM, Teamsters, and AFL/CIO Logos. As supporters.

What should I do?

Like you said, "a local politician" so you know he is a liar and a thief. Tell him to rotate, fu*k off...

Submission date ~ 08-19-2017
subject ~ Medicare
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subject ~ Medical insurance!
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At 65 you get medicare dumb ass!

You do not have to take Medicare at 65 Mr.Dumb Ass. Who is the DUMB ASS now!!

FYI, you are automatically signed up for Medicare Part A when you turn 65. You have the option of Part B at a cost to you.


People with group health policies through their employer generally do not have to sign up for Medicare when they turn 65. They, or you in this case, can keep your employer coverage until you retire. You will then have eight months within which to sign up for Medicare without facing any penalties for late enrollment.

The “depends” part of my answer is linked to the size of your employer. If your employer has fewer than 20 employees and you are 65 or older, Medicare usually assumes what is called the “first payer” role. This means that you would need to sign up for Medicare. It would be your primary insurance and your employer plan would provide secondary coverage, kicking in where Medicare did not provide coverage. Your employer should be able to provide you more information on whether you need to do this and how to do so. Even at employers with fewer than 20 employers, there is an “it depends” aspect to this answer. Your employer may have pooled its coverage with other companies to form what’s called a multi-employer plan. This would permit you to avoid filing for Medicare when you turn 65. There are other “it depends” details here.
How to plug holes in your Medicare coverage
And while you didn’t ask, the definition of signing up for Medicare in most cases means you need to sign up for Part B of Medicare, which covers certain doctor, outpatient and medical equipment expenses. If you’ve worked long enough to qualify for Social Security retirement benefits (at least 40 quarters of covered employment where you’ve paid Social Security payroll taxes) you automatically get Part A hospital coverage at no cost. You are not legally required to get Part D drug coverage, although you probably should get it or Medicare Advantage or Medigap.

Submission date ~ 08-19-2017
subject ~ Insurance
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subject ~ Medical insurance!
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At 65 you get medicare dumb ass!


You do not have to take Medicare at 65 Mr.Dumb Ass. Who is the DUMB ASS now!!

FYI, you are automatically signed up for Medicare Part A when you turn 65.  You have the option of Part B at a cost to you. 


Submission date ~ 08-19-2017
subject ~ When you sleep with same dogs,,,,,
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,,,, you get the same fleas.

A local politician asked for my vote, saying he had the support of the unions. And there, on his list, was the IAM, Teamsters, and AFL/CIO Logos. As supporters.

What should I do?

Submission date ~ 08-19-2017
subject ~ NWA history centre update
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Why would you care?

Submission date ~ 08-19-2017
subject ~ NWA history centre update
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The new NWA history centre located in the Crown Plaza Hotel (34th Ave & American Blvd) will open Sept 7. Free parking on the top 2 levels of the ramp. I received this update a few days ago.

Submission date ~ 08-18-2017
subject ~ ..........you made us laugh
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With all due respect blue moderator, we have no evidence that you're not a scab. Some scabs do the darnedest things to maintain their cover.

Again, LOL

Submission date ~ 08-17-2017
subject ~ Medical insurance!
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At 65 you get medicare dumb ass!

Submission date ~ 08-17-2017
subject ~ Comstock, Szydlowski, Vinnie Blue thong Scrudato
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Birds of a scab feather. Big mouths. Always seemed to be working some angle. Bottom line: just ignorant low class people.


Submission date ~ 08-17-2017
subject ~ final offer
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Members were eligible to vote if they were on the seniority list. There were a lot more than 5000 members eligible to vote. I don't remember the exact number as of the strike date. Maybe someone else may know.

You must be working to vote on a contract, not just on the recall list.

Submission date ~ 08-16-2017
subject ~ Willie Comstock
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This scab had the biggest loud mouth I have ever heard. We nick named him Foghorn, big mouth no brains. But then he is a Scab!!!!!

Submission date ~ 08-15-2017
subject ~ Dave Luttenslimer
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Dave was a huge coward- once you know the real story.

Submission date ~ 08-15-2017
subject ~ Final offer
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Members were eligible to vote if they were on the seniority list. There were a lot more than 5000 members eligible to vote. I don't remember the exact number as of the strike date. Maybe someone else may know.

Submission date ~ 08-15-2017
subject ~ Hindsight
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All this shoulda, woulda, coulda crap is getting really old. If the dog hadn't stopped to take a sh#t he would have caught the rabbit. Let's get back to the misspelled words and bad grammar.

Submission date ~ 08-15-2017
subject ~ The real numbers
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Where do you get this 2750 number? when I was laid off 4 days before the strike I was around number 5600 or so. I think you're numbers are way off! I like to thank those who voted to strike, just step back and think about it. We were at one time nearly 10,000 strong and to come down to 2750 really! All for one or none for all period.

The remaining numbers are semantics. I mean no disrespect but that compensation package was the deal breaker. We did not get any severance pay, did you? Or did thy cut the severance pay once the lockout started?

Submission date ~ 08-15-2017
subject ~ lockout ball
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webmaster will you be attending? I know that you are a scab and have been having fun with this cheesey sight for quite some time. time to come clean scabboy

Had to post this one, made us laugh out loud.

Submission date ~ 08-15-2017
subject ~ The real numbers
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Where do you get this 2750 number? when I was laid off 4 days before the strike I was around number 5600 or so. I think you're numbers are way off! I like to thank those who voted to strike, just step back and think about it. We were at one time nearly 10,000 strong and to come down to 2750 really! All for one or none for all period..

Submission date ~ 08-14-2017
subject ~ More facts
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The 4,400 members were 3,000 techs and 1,400 cleaners. The cleaners positions were being eliminated and had already been farmed out. Had we voted yes on offer, 2,750 techs out of 3,000 would have jobs. Keep in mind that 100-200 techs retired shortly after strike began. Since we weren't allowed to vote on any offers it is a moot point. As far as "Hindsight" goes the handwriting was in bold letters on the wall on this one.

We see you know it all.  Now, since you know everything, what is the stock market going to do in the next year?  

Submission date ~ 08-14-2017
subject ~ It all come down to the same thing
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I don't trust that phukkin SCAB

Submission date ~ 08-14-2017
subject ~ The Real Numbers
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There were more people on the seniority list than 2750 members that were eligible to vote. Who in their right mind would vote themselves out of a job.


Let's look at verifiable facts. On August 19, 2005, the day the strike was called, there were 4,400 mechanics, cleaners and custodians employed at NWA. The last offer from NWA would have kept 2,750 jobs. So, your math is way off.
We would have been voting to save 62.5% of the jobs, eliminating 37.5% of the jobs...NOT 54% as you claim.

Submission date ~ 08-13-2017
subject ~ Final offer
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subject ~ Final offer
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Prior to walking there was a offer from the company. Cleaners would be gone. 2750 techs to keep their jobs. $30 a hr. 6 weeks vacation. That's the offer that amfa was going to vote on and cancelled vote at last minute. Fearing it might be accepted. Causing most of amfa leaders to be laid off. I saw and read the offer. At that point I think it may have passed. Amfa leader McFarland indicated on the news if we didn't ground the airline in 7 days the strike would be lost. He was correct. There were also two other contract votes that were cancelled after that. Then came the mass crossings after leaders told us we shouldn't want to work there anymore. Lots of amfa reps crossed at that time also. What a shame.

Not sure of your "facts", but one will remember, we were denied unemployment and then the SCAB crossings increased greatly. Some time after the dust was settled, unemployment was granted, but then it was too late. We are convinced there was collusion between the state of MN and the executives of NWA.

There were more people on the seniority list than 2750 members that were eligible to vote. Who in their right mind would vote themselves out of a job.

Submission date ~ 08-13-2017
subject ~ But,,
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FYI it's you're not your.

My spell ck was written by a scab? Maybe even you?

Submission date ~ 08-13-2017
subject ~ Passing of Dale Allen Prouty
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Passing of Dale Allen Prouty age 75 of Apple Valley Mn. Honorable who retired in 2005 just before strike. Celebration of life to be held at Rosemount VFW on Sept. 2 at 2:00 pm

Submission date ~ 08-12-2017
subject ~ insurance and pension
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As a reminder this is not a good place to ask your insurance and pension questions however with that said, 65 is a magic number for many things in life. You mentioned your friend turned 65 and he was dropped from insurance. He was not dropped, he should have prepared to transition a couple months ago as he prepared for his 65th birthday. Many companies no longer offer health care insurance once a person has turned 65. I suggest he speak with someone that handles Social Security, Medicare and VA benefits so that he gets the most accurate information so that he doesn't lose those benefits that he has worked so hard for over the years!

Very good advice.

Submission date ~ 08-12-2017
subject ~ Pension access information
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Currently what is the percentage gained between age 55 and 65 on our pensions. It was my understanding from the Union Rep. Back in 07 That all penalties fall off at 65 and full retirements are then granted. Getting close to that point and need some info. I have stayed in airline maint. and not really needed it until retirement which I hope to be soon. Honorable 444 w/ 28 years. Thanks.

Don't waste your time on the intranet and be advised calling the 1-800-number merely gets you routed to a fund management company in Los Angeles. Delta has washed their hands of us. The fund manager will ask you want you want to do and then mail you your payout. I suppose they don't want to be on the phone with you when you find out 1/2 of it disappeared. However it's a much different story if you are prior NWA currently at Delta. Then your pay out will be much higher and they will quote it over the phone. That other responders cut and paste, Captain Obvious, I hate that.


Submission date ~ 08-12-2017
subject ~ Pension access information
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subject ~ Pension Question?
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Currently what is the percentage gained between age 55 and 65 on our pensions. It was my understanding from the Union Rep. Back in 07 That all penalties fall off at 65 and full retirements are then granted. Getting close to that point and need some info. I have stayed in airline maint. and not really needed it until retirement which I hope to be soon. Honorable 444 w/ 28 years. Thanks.


To gain access to NWA Contract Employee Pension Information
June 2, 2016 (updated)

1. dlnet.delta.com (DLET.DELTA.COM)

2. Login Authorized Users

3. Delta Extranet

username (user ID or user name: your 9-Digit PPR number (Primary
Pass Rider number), also known as Delta Passport ID or 9-Digit Delta
employee number. Questions-call 1-888-714-0529

password

4. Deltanet Home Page

5. click on HR (human resources)

6. click on Retirement

7. click on PMNW Pension (Premerger Northwest Pension)

8. under PMNW Contract Employees click on Summary Plan Description

9. contact information Page SMM-1

10. 1-800 My Delta
1-800-693-3582

Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm eastern time



Submission date ~ 08-11-2017
subject ~ But
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FYI it's you're not your.

Submission date ~ 08-11-2017
subject ~ Medical Insurance
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An Honorable came by my home recently and mentioned he was now 65 years old and lost his medical coverage provided by NWA or the union.
I would like to inform the Veteran's of the military that you have the opportunity to receive health care through the VA
please take advantage of this if you have not already!!!
My first exam was better and more through than my family's doctor exam. Plus there is no co pay for the doctor visits or prescriptions. Visit the VA website to register.

????????

Submission date ~ 08-11-2017
subject ~ Scab Joe rehovski
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I don't know him but just looking at that picture I can see he is a real class act, an intellectual.

Submission date ~ 08-11-2017
subject ~ In hindsight
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I sure would have liked for things to have turned out differently. With that being said I just can't imagine how low I would feel about myself today had I crossed that picket line. Which by the way was never an option. I had looked on many of those that eventually became scabs as low rent low class individuals way before the strike. They just proved I was right about their character and their lack of integrity, not to leave out their low self esteem.
Eventually many good men and women paid a high price for placing their trust in such hyenas.

Submission date ~ 08-11-2017
subject ~ Alternate Facts
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Reading the comments of the lockout from 2005 it appears it was most likely the IAM wanted the AMFA gone more than NWA. I keep seeing these wonderful pay and benefits that Delta mechanics are making without the IAM or the AMFA in 2017. That compensation seems legit and is close to industry leading. Saying that AMFA mechanics were entitled, overpaid, etc... is nonsense. Taking that fact away it appears to me that it was the IAM with the real motive and given the public liability of this cruel moral crime. Along with a stern warning to all union members of the danger of "IAM representation, it could cost you your career!"

Submission date ~ 08-11-2017
subject ~ Rehovski
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Sh-t bag scab Rehovski
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This P.O.S. scabs photo today shows his IQ with his finger. Nothing but a drunk worthless bum!!!


My idea of a typical pollock

Submission date ~ 08-11-2017
subject ~ Infamous SCAB Jimmy ODonnell
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'You just better stop throwing tape balls...CON-RAD.'

What a good! Perry, Mike and Steve are still laughing at you.

Submission date ~ 08-11-2017
subject ~ Pension Question?
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Currently what is the percentage gained between age 55 and 65 on our pensions. It was my understanding from the Union Rep. Back in 07 That all penalties fall off at 65 and full retirements are then granted. Getting close to that point and need some info. I have stayed in airline maint. and not really needed it until retirement which I hope to be soon. Honorable 444 w/ 28 years. Thanks.

Submission date ~ 08-10-2017
subject ~ Sh-t bag scab Rehovski
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This P.O.S. scabs photo today shows his IQ with his finger. Nothing but a drunk worthless bum!!!

Submission date ~ 08-10-2017
subject ~ But,,
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Your still a scab..

Submission date ~ 08-10-2017
subject ~ F_ck
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these iam assholes. They SCABBED and still lost their jobs. I stayed in aviation, lost seniority and vacation but not my dignity. Close to $60 an hour now thanks to my previous AMFA contract.
There were some rat basturds in AMFA. It was still a 1000 times better than the iam.

Submission date ~ 08-10-2017

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