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subject ~ dougie shier
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Little Richie Smith, DTW Scab. Now aren't you special. Thanks for taking that ugly mug down webman. Another reason I'm glad to be out of there.

I was told by a reliable source that little richie smith was a SCAB at Continental prior to SCABBING at NWA. Once a SCAB...

Thanks for the info SPUD.

Anyone else remember richie waving and smiling at us as he drove by our picket line at the employee lot?

Submission date ~ 09-30-2014
subject ~ Party
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Still I think we should try to do something big! for next years party. And call the news to show up.
We should call them, and ask them to interview us, what we are doing ten years later. Ahead of time. At least those of us, who didn't move out of state, or those of us who didn't die. Maybe we should compile numbers on that data?
Maybe we should even do it in the spring, instead of the fall. Spring parties are so much funner. In a big park? We could have a wall of scabs, a wall of Honorable, a wall of fallen, (People who just up and died young) A wall of friends we lost, cause they moved out of state.
Well lots of walls , in this concept, don't know if they would show all these walls on the news? Maybe better if we try ribbons on trees? Or better yet flags with names and little stakes on them?
That would be different. We could have a section of each of these flags, for all of the above categories. A big field, with lots of little sections, of colorful flags. Then we can make a poster for all of the money , the state of MN spent to save NWA? Where is that money now, where are those jobs now?
We could do it at Fort Snelling? I don't know if they would let us. Anyone own a big grass space where you could do this? Then we could all wear our Northwest attire. Have a big bon fire. Maybe we could invite Mark Dayton to come, I doubt it! But maybe Al Frankin, he is pretty crazy.
Just brainstorming here, anyone else have any other ideas?

Submission date ~ 09-30-2014
subject ~ The customer is always right
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To what end?? Yeah, I see and feel also your Frustration! and your Anger. Believe me, I have often felt and thought like that too. Those thoughts always take some swallowing. We go on, but the anger and the disappointment, flare up every week, I just try to carry on. Luckily I always had a talent for acting. And I am good about taking my blood pressure medicine! Otherwise, my name would probably be found, somewhere in your list of Honorable that didn't make it.
But it doesn't change who were are. We are the Honorable! We did what we did for a reason. Not our fault if it fell on deaf, ears. Our fault only, if we choose to quit our position, because it isn't popular.
Our planes aren't in our control anymore. Most all of the maintenance on them, is being done, oversees. Is that really OK ?? in today's word politics? No we weren't just trying to get our jobs back. WE knew we had an obligation to TELL about this, but few listened.
Just like little kids who are naughty. You have to maintain your point of view, even if they don't listen to you.

Submission date ~ 09-30-2014
subject ~ Rick Moooooooooooooooody
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Who's turn is next on the spin-o-kim? Can you give a call when it s my turn, waiting in line sucks.

Luv, Doug.

Submission date ~ 09-29-2014
subject ~ The customer is always???
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Next Year
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We should try to get back on the news again.
Have any ideas?
Maybe we should just all show up in the airport, in the lobby, around the outside sidewalks, etc, with our old NWA attire . Not illegal , to just be there. Is it? We could all wear our old shirts, uniforms, sweatshirts, what ever we have left. Just sit, stand around, in those clothes. Kind of like a wood stock thing. Maybe like a Rosa Parks riding the bus thing. Well kind of a Hippy thing. But If we all just showed up, on the day of 10th anniversary of the strike, in our old NWA attire, and were just being there. I don't think that would be illegal ? Do you?
They would just be like so surprised. We wouldn't even have to say a thing. We were just waiting for people we knew, who needed our support. Some we found, some we didn't so then we left. Wouldn't be a lie a all! Well I think It would be way cool! I am not going down, still bleeding from my wounds. Do you have any other ideas? Creativity is good.

What would they do? Arrest us for making a mass statement with our clothing? Arrest us for wearing outdated uniforms?
I don't think it is a crime to just go to the airport, whatever you are wearing, as long as you are not naked! Sure we couldn't get a certificate to re picket them again, although they deserve it.

We would ask... to what end? The public simply doesn't care, as we have learned from the past.


There might not be a point but I'd still do it. The state got so swindled by these A-holes... the public would remember. To bad they couldn't think for themselves back then. All the money and hoopla they poured into that airport and now it's nothing but a memory of what use to be.

Submission date ~ 09-29-2014
subject ~ the reason why aviation suxs
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NWA?
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I hate NWA, I hate what they did to their employees, what they did to their employees families. People who had worked for them for years, thrown out in the street, like they were garbage scraps.
Oh the scabs suck! But really it was the president, upper management, who orchestrated everything. Steenland, deserves to spend eternity in Hades. There isn't even an NWA around anymore to even throw rocks at! As Ted used to tell me, if you are really upset, just sit down and throw rocks! Well, they deserve our worst evil vibes, wishes, thoughts , curses , and spells. The persons who planned this, had huge blind eyes and demise against us. Not standing for what they have done to my friends!
Even now, I can see the aftermath still!! I hate you, curse you to Hell forever .
I will live to see you suffer, Ex-NWA Executes .

Ditto on that. I scan the news all the time for things about the nwa executives. One day it will be their obit, and that will be a good day. They willfully hurt others for their own gains. May they rot in hell for that.

Submission date ~ 09-29-2014
subject ~ Next Year
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We should try to get back on the news again.
Have any ideas?
Maybe we should just all show up in the airport, in the lobby, around the outside sidewalks, etc, with our old NWA attire . Not illegal , to just be there. Is it? We could all wear our old shirts, uniforms, sweatshirts, what ever we have left. Just sit, stand around, in those clothes. Kind of like a wood stock thing. Maybe like a Rosa Parks riding the bus thing. Well kind of a Hippy thing. But If we all just showed up, on the day of 10th anniversary of the strike, in our old NWA attire, and were just being there. I don't think that would be illegal ? Do you?
They would just be like so surprised. We wouldn't even have to say a thing. We were just waiting for people we knew, who needed our support. Some we found, some we didn't so then we left. Wouldn't be a lie a all! Well I think It would be way cool! I am not going down, still bleeding from my wounds. Do you have any other ideas? Creativity is good.

What would they do? Arrest us for making a mass statement with our clothing? Arrest us for wearing outdated uniforms?
I don't think it is a crime to just go to the airport, whatever you are wearing, as long as you are not naked! Sure we couldn't get a certificate to re picket them again, although they deserve it.

We would ask... to what end?  The public simply doesn't care, as we have learned from the past.

Submission date ~ 09-29-2014
subject ~ ISIS
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I am really scared of these people. Do you think they can make an affect on airplanes?, like 911? Who is now looking after your old planes? I fly often, my husband retired from NWA, our kids live all over the country? I have to wear pull ups to get on an airplane anymore, although I am only in my early 50s, still, I am afraid I might just Pee in my pants!

Retirees Mechanics wife

Submission date ~ 09-29-2014
subject ~ Never forget
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I hate NWA, I hate what they did to their employees, what they did to their employees families. People who had worked for them for years, thrown out in the street, like they were garbage scraps.
Oh the scabs suck! But really it was the president, upper management, who orchestrated everything. Steenland, deserves to spend eternity in Hades. There isn't even an NWA around anymore to even throw rocks at! As Ted used to tell me, if you are really upset, just sit down and throw rocks! Well, they deserve our worst evil vibes, wishes, thoughts , curses , and spells. The persons who planned this, had huge blind eyes and demise against us. Not standing for what they have done to my friends!
Even now, I can see the aftermath still!! I hate you, curse you to Hell forever .
I will live to see you suffer, Ex-NWA Executes .


And I hope you do live a long life Honorable brother. I enjoyed reading your post and I am right along side you in agreeing of my hate for NWA trash. However, I think "if" the filthy trash that we worked along side for years had kept their bowel movements and held their water we would had persevered. The management trash that ran NWA into the ground simply could not have succeeded without the help of the lame ass traitors we called coworkers. NWA simply used our own scumbags to turn on us. (types like Micheal Cilibrasi and Mike Hurley, both day 1 scabs come to mind here) The company knew what kind of people we had in our ranks while we gave the mother**kers WAY too much credit.

I wish all Honorable a long healthy life. Many of the vermin scabs only want bygones to be bygones. It is in their own mindset that make them the filthy scab traitors they are.

Never forget The GD scabs would like that, but being scabs it isn't all that important. The scabs got what they wanted, trash like them will sell anyone out. NOTHING is more important to a filthy scab than his own ass...

Submission date ~ 09-28-2014
subject ~ Not NWA but Delta
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subject ~ NWA?
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I hate NWA, I hate what they did to their employees, what they did to their employees families. People who had worked for them for years, thrown out in the street, like they were garbage scraps.
Oh the scabs suck! But really it was the president, upper management, who orchestrated everything. Steenland, deserves to spend eternity in Hades. There isn't even an NWA around anymore to even throw rocks at! As Ted used to tell me, if you are really upset, just sit down and throw rocks! Well, they deserve our worst evil vibes, wishes, thoughts , curses , and spells. The persons who planned this, had huge blind eyes and demise against us. Not standing for what they have done to my friends!
Even now, I can see the aftermath still!! I hate you, curse you to Hell forever .
I will live to see you suffer, Ex-NWA Executes .


It was in the board members. Do you think it was a coincidence that Richard is at Delta, A coincidence that the healthcare company Richard worked for while the ship was going down now represents the entire workforce? do you think it was a coincidence that Richard has lifetime health benefits paid for by Delta which occurred right before obama care? The employees at DL had nothing to do with NWA it was the upper management at DL that accomplished everything. NWA uppers were just pawns... AMFA had to go for the merger to occur.

You are correct. Look at the names of the Board members at the time of our strike/lockout. 

Submission date ~ 09-28-2014
subject ~ Red Tail Movie is on Amazon (DVD & Streaming)
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Just go to the movie section and enter Red Tail.

Submission date ~ 09-28-2014
subject ~ Carnage
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Try to go about my own business, but you are still in my face, in my space. The effects, after waves, of this "strike" / Lock Out Still aren't finished. Id like, prefer, to forget and move on, but things just keep happening, even now, after all this time, which are indisputably related to my friends, (I keep having less and less of them, cause they keep dying off), and their stress from loss of employment from NWA. Yes, even now! It is still affecting people!

Submission date ~ 09-28-2014
subject ~ "Red Tail"
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Thanks for your info, I would like to see this. I will try to find it.

Submission date ~ 09-28-2014
subject ~ NWA?
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I hate NWA, I hate what they did to their employees, what they did to their employees families. People who had worked for them for years, thrown out in the street, like they were garbage scraps.
Oh the scabs suck! But really it was the president, upper management, who orchestrated everything. Steenland, deserves to spend eternity in Hades. There isn't even an NWA around anymore to even throw rocks at! As Ted used to tell me, if you are really upset, just sit down and throw rocks! Well, they deserve our worst evil vibes, wishes, thoughts , curses , and spells. The persons who planned this, had huge blind eyes and demise against us. Not standing for what they have done to my friends!
Even now, I can see the aftermath still!! I hate you, curse you to Hell forever .
I will live to see you suffer, Ex-NWA Executes .

Submission date ~ 09-28-2014
subject ~ The scab Kissel
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Got Fat? That pricks heart can't keep pumping for much longer. I don't see how he can even walk. Oh well we can only hope, filthy scab

Submission date ~ 09-27-2014
subject ~ ExNWA Honorable 444 Documentary ,'Red Tail".
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I noticed someone recently posted that ExNWA should have a documentary with Former AMFA ,MSP, local 33 President Ted Lugwig. FYI, There was one documentary that had been already made that ties into many ,"Farm out" events before/after the NWA Technicians, Cleaners and Janitors Strike. The movie is called ,"Red Tail" Starring Ted Ludwig and Former Local 33, MSP, Building C Shop Committee/National Strike Coordinator Mike Klemm. I purchased two copies on DVDs. I think it was 4-5 years ago. I am not sure if there are still copies available to buy unless you can find a used copy on eBay?

Submission date ~ 09-27-2014
subject ~ Integrity....or lack thereof
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Some recent posts mentioning integrity recently. Always reminds me of my favorite scab picture. Page three, top left. Scab dave murphy. In uniform with a picket sign and that ever defiant fist pump. Old murph is making his stand. He's going to step up for his co-workers. He's not going to take it anymore. He is taking the company to task. But look behind old defiant murph. Looks like a nice September day in Minnesota. Not too far into our ordeal, no real skin in the game...yet. Now look closely at what you cant see. What is going on inside old murphs thick skull. murph knows damn well that a 50 year old with shoulder length salt and pepper hair, bad teeth and reeking of cigarette smoke has dismal chances of finding employment. Add in that old fist pump was not that bright to begin with and you have the makings of a scab. Old fist pump murph. There's lack of integrity folks. Stand tall until fear and realization that you are a bottom feeder sink in. Then betray what you just stood for. I'm so happy to be away from low rent like you.444

Submission date ~ 09-27-2014
subject ~ Ex nwa
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Can't believe you guys are still here for us, after all this time. Thank You!! Your worthiness speaks for itself.

Thank you for the kind words.  Just our little something for us honorable. 

Submission date ~ 09-27-2014
subject ~ Anniversary
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How many years has it been now? 9 or 10? I really don't remember. Mostly it feels like 100 years ago, every once in a while, it feels like it was just last night.

We went on Strike/lockout in August of 2005.

Submission date ~ 09-27-2014
subject ~ Unions, Publicity, History, ISIL
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Did any of your ever see the documentary/ show about the 7 strikers from a bank, somewhere in Southwestern MN? I remember it? Waseca no Wilmar maybe? Well, it was 20 or 30 years ago, but they had this big show about this little strike, in a small rural town in western MN. Does anyone remember it? I remember watching it well, I was much younger then. They talked about how strikes changed redefined your relationships, with everyone around you. Which is true. Then they went on about all the hard times the strikers who held out had. Basically I think it kind of hurt strikes, unions, even way back then. But they were wrong, unions, employees, should have a fundamental right, to be able to have their voices heard. Sometimes, they have very important things to say.
Well I think We should be in a documentary. Our strike was huge! But we have to be careful, we don't want to send the message that unions, are has beens. I myself, still work for a union!!!
Think we should tell them about the honorable! What the word means to us. Where is Ted? Who is getting us publicity anymore?? Still his job. That doesn't go away. That responsibility. It is life long.
WE should tell them why we did what we did, and what we gave up. Not all about the suffering, and bad times. But about how plane maintenance started to be outsourced! How we felt this was a threat to national security, after 911. Why we were willing to give up our jobs for this, to warn and protect. And our own personal financial security. I know what happened and why, but 90% of the public never got it. Yeah, basically, our message got lost. Unfortunately the threat hasn't got lost, as well. Who is in charge of publicity now?
We should have our voices heard again. We should try to explain to everyone, what this word "Honorable" really means to us, and why it is so important. They need to know, even if they don't listen again! maybe they will hear eventually. At least it could get in the records, for prosperity. At least we can sleep at night, knowing we did our duty, and knowing we are truly the Honorable Ones.


Submission date ~ 09-27-2014

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