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subject ~ Damage in DTW
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rodney

Submission date ~ 03-26-2017
subject ~ Everyday is Memorial Day to me
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Everyday is Veterans Day as well. I look back on those I was in the Marines with. I remember those I grew up with and those I went to high school with that didn't come back from Vietnam alive. Many drafted but they went anyway, and yes the Marines drafted in 68.
I ponder the lowlife trash I worked with at NWA. Scum that voted to authorize a strike but soon folded after the strike began and became traitorous scabs obeying the companies will. You weren't even man enough to look for other work for a time. There WAS other work out there. You didn't even have the guts to hold a sign. I ponder today what kind of people you are. How can you live with yourselves today after stabbing so many who had trusted you. There is an old cliché "An Honorable man dies but one death, a coward dies many" In pondering some of the scum life forms I met at NWA I don't think that cliché has much meaning. I think scabs are like hyenas in that you both steal and scavenge from someone else and have no remorse. You are liars, cheats, rats and cowards and qualify as a man by the virtue of possessing a penis, of which controls some of your miserable lives.
I hate you bastards more today than I did 12 years ago. I hate what you stand for. I envy the Honorable back inside working out their years before retirement and collecting a nice wage. I respect the Honorable for the strong stomach they have working along side trash they know they cannot trust. Scab! Enjoy your job, you fu*ked enough people to get it...

Submission date ~ 03-26-2017
subject ~ one sided agreement
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Railroad Retirement.
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I am a retired Railroad worker ( oct 2005 to Aug 2010) and never even thought about your great question. Having suffered for years under the Railway Labor Act we should be entitled to the years of airline service toward our pension. ( they'll never do it) but it's a great question to contemplate. Grateful for the Railroad pension ( and the Nwa as well) but would trade it for a 30 year RR pension.( no doubt we know each other).


Yes it is a great question. The RLA is a one sided agreement giving the airlines all the power. And even still they could'nt negotiate a simple contract. And yes I bet we do know each other. 444

Submission date ~ 03-26-2017
subject ~ Railroad Retirement.
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I am a retired Railroad worker ( oct 2005 to Aug 2010) and never even thought about your great question. Having suffered for years under the Railway Labor Act we should be entitled to the years of airline service toward our pension. ( they'll never do it) but it's a great question to contemplate. Grateful for the Railroad pension ( and the Nwa as well) but would trade it for a 30 year RR pension.( no doubt we know each other).

Submission date ~ 03-24-2017
subject ~ Doug Selby
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Scab cocks**ker POS
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Submission date ~ 03-24-2017
subject ~ Scab Doug Selby
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Please correct me if I'm wrong but I believe Doug the scab Selby was a first day scab. I know a scab is a scab is a scab, but if it were not for those first day low lifes perhaps some of the sick lame and lazy might have been able to hang on to their gonads a bit longer. Trash like this Selby guy took that union negotiated money for years, and then cut and ran like a scalded cunt when it was time for him to "man up"...

Submission date ~ 03-23-2017
subject ~ Dc 9
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Looks like the rod end wasn't on the task card. Or was more than arms length away from the repairmen's assigned inspection position. Oh well MSG3 his it all figured out... not too worry. You would think that with, most of these foreign repair station not being able to read English they would ignore the task card and just do the job right. What was I thinking??

Submission date ~ 03-23-2017
subject ~ Wow!
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www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2017/03/plane_that_crash_carrying_univ.html

Hope the link works webmaster.

Submission date ~ 03-23-2017
subject ~ dug laduche
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has dug found a new ride? certainly spin -o- kim is worn out by now.

Submission date ~ 03-22-2017
subject ~ Social Security
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Social Security is funded by taking 7 1/2% of your paycheck and the company ads matching funds of 7 1/2% are sent to the Social Security administration and that's how your Social Security is funded in case you didn't know

Submission date ~ 03-21-2017
subject ~ RLA
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I work for the railroad now. The railroad takes out 7 1/2% which is basically Social Security and then take out another 5 1/2% which is called tier two.... they then match it with 23% and send it to the railroad retirement board. I won't get Social Security when I retire, i'll get tier 1 and tier 2 under the railway retirement program which is better than social security. Railroaders can retire at age 60 if they have 30 years service ( without penalty) My only bitch is that at age 60 I will have spent 34 years supporting this nations transportation infrastructure all under the railway labor act but I won't be allowed to retire without penalty until I'm 67. I'll take a 25% hit if I retire at 62. I wrote my congressman.. I got a response in my mailbox ....but only after I threw a cricket in there

Submission date ~ 03-21-2017
subject ~ subject ~ Damage in DTW, Aircraft 1233, in 1997...
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Nope, good guess. Not Campbell.


Submission date ~ 03-20-2017
subject ~ Damage in DTW, Aircraft 1233, in 1997...
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Campbell

Submission date ~ 03-20-2017
exNWA.com note: This was sent to us by an honorable.  See if you can name the future SCAB who caused this damage in DTW, Aircraft  1233, in 1997.

subject ~ It flew in it will fly out.
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This post completely nailed it. What a great question. If my whole labor relation is governed and unfairly limited by the over reach of this act, why on earth are we not in the Railway Retirement Fund?

All the restrictive powers of the government / RLA, but nothing of the benefit of RLA. The RLA his limited the ability to negotiated a better future, and provides the worker with nothing for having to stagnate under it.

Submission date ~ 03-19-2017
subject ~ Donnie the scab Smith
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Scab Donnie Smith
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So The scab Donnie Smith made the scab photo of the day. Another worthless Atlanta butt kissing good ole boy who could not be trusted to chock an aircraft much less anything important. You could never turn your back on him as he was such a two faced back stabber. Just like Carl Fraizer, Al Spivy, and the other Atlanta scabs.


I thought he was very sneaky. I friend of his once described him as a guy who would "come on to your wife as you were in the kitchen getting him a beer", although married he was still a serial pussy chaser. He was in that group of men that are admired by other low lifes for how adulterous they are. To me if he didn't have enough character to keep his pecker in his pocket how could we have ever trusted him. Well he proved that out.

Submission date ~ 03-18-2017
subject ~ RLA Railway Labor Act / Railway Retirement
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The Airlines were placed under the RLA so that strikes would not interfere with commerce. Using this has enabled the airline management to drag out contract negotiations to endless lengths of time. Maybe they should have to prove how important their airline is to commerce at the time? Before being allowed to blow off never ending open date of the contract. And if the employees have to go without amended contracts due to the RLA why are they not entitled to RLA Railway Retirement fund? The airlines are always crying poor boy. So maybe, just maybe, their business is to risky for us to entrust the health of our commerce to a bunch of inept people who can't manage to negotiate an in-house contract.

This post completely nailed it. What a great question. If my whole labor relation is governed and unfairly limited by the over reach of this act, why on earth are we not in the Railway Retirement Fund?

Submission date ~ 03-18-2017
subject ~ Scab Donnie Smith
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So The scab Donnie Smith made the scab photo of the day. Another worthless Atlanta butt kissing good ole boy who could not be trusted to chock an aircraft much less anything important. You could never turn your back on him as he was such a two faced back stabber. Just like Carl Fraizer, Al Spivy, and the other Atlanta scabs.

Submission date ~ 03-17-2017
subject ~ Explanation
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Reread, they taking any equity in our pension plan, and loaning it our for profit. If it is not repaid properly, who gets screwed? Me..... If you read the stuff they send to the house, "D" just put in a huge cash payment in 2016, as they were behind.
Next is the part where someone says, oops sorry... And I pay for it..... Pay attention, this is gonna suck.

Delta is selling bonds with a fixed interest rate and a fixed length of time. They are unsecured, which means that there is no collateral, nothing backing the bonds. Delta is going to put the money from the bonds into the master pension plan to increase the funding percentage. The only people getting "screwed" are the bond holders if Delta defaults on the payments. The only liability to us is that Delta has now increased the company debt load by two billion dollars. It is anybodies guess why Delta is doing this. One possible scenario is because: Delta has not been making any effort to fully fund the defined benefit pension plans and as a result have backed themselves into a corner. Another is that Delta hopes to cash in on the stock market projections of the Trump era, borrow at a low interest rate and make a substantial return on investments.

"From a risk point of view, the transaction is likely economically risk additive and certainly adds risk to bondholders who rank high on the corporation’s capital structure. Therefore, the only reason for the bond issue is to satisfy regulatory requirements or exploit a regulatory loophole."

"The plan sponsor (typically the employer) bears the burden of providing sufficient funds to pay future benefits; the plan sponsor invests plan assets to increase plan funds. Defined benefit plan assets may be invested in part in employer securities, but all of the investment activities are subject to strict fiduciary standards. Among the limits imposed on the investment of defined benefit plan assets is a restriction that no more than 10 percent of such assets may be invested in employer assets, such as employer stock." (Delta has proposed the addition of 350 million dollars in Delta stock to the pension funds.)

Honorable 444



Submission date ~ 03-17-2017
subject ~ Black and Tans
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My son came home from the U , the other day, and played and sang this song for me on the piano.

He explained, "Its about the Irish War for Independence, from the British Occupation, during the early 1920s." The Black and Tans, were the British soldiers.
But to us, its also about fighting to protect oneself, from oppression in general. To anyone at SWA, who maybe uncertain, or weakhearted, about which side they are on, in your current Union battle, remember, we all had ancestors, in our pasts, who gave up a lot more than money for a while, to stand up and fight for what is right.



"I was born on Dublin Street. Where the Royal Drums do beat.
And the loving English Feet, They tramped all over us.
And each and every night, When my Fathered come home tight.
He'd invite the neighbors outside . With this Chorus:


Oh, come out you Black and Tans
Come out and fight me like a Man.
Show your Wives how you won medals down in Flanders.
Tell them how the IRA, Made you run like Hell Away.
From the Green and lovely lanes in Killashandra


Come let me hear you tell
How you slammed the great Parnell
When you fought them well, And truly Persecuted
Where are the smears and the jeers
That you bravely let us hear
When our heroes of sixteen were executed. "



There are a lot more verses, I wont make this too long. You can google it.
I once met an honorable at Northern Hydraulics, who described, our Strike at NWA, Mpls, as "Carnage, Complete Carnage." You'd be wise at SWA, to study history, I am sure The Company is! We here in Mpls, all hope and pray, none of you At SWA suffer, a fate anywhere near ours. And I personally, wish you the best of Irish Luck!

(P.S. If you want to hear, this song live, my Boys are going to perform it today!)

Submission date ~ 03-17-2017
subject ~ Wow
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ing an unsecured bond,
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relaying that Delta has announced a public offering of $2 billion in unsecured bonds which will be put into pension plans...

That's the same as taking a loan with out equity. I'd rather loan a scab money.


Reread, they taking any equity in our pension plan, and loaning it our for profit. If it is not repaid properly, who gets screwed? Me..... If you read the stuff they send to the house, "D" just put in a huge cash payment in 2016, as they were behind.
Next is the part where someone says, oops sorry... And I pay for it..... Pay attention, this is gonna suck.

Submission date ~ 03-17-2017
subject ~ bout the money
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I don't even know what point you made? In 2005 sitting around, acting helpless and arrogant didn't work. SWA is posting here as they are facing an endless RRLA amended contract. Sound familiar? Going it alone, fantasizing irreplaceable, doing nothing, is my experience on what didn't work. I would add that anyone you work with who accuses you of being management or a scab lover may very well be exactly that. IE... see our scab list. That said, be polite to each other in your union meetings, listen to each other, the RRLA and the AFL-CIO are not your friends, the company will make a profit with or without you.


The Airlines were placed under the RRLA so that strikes would not interferer with commerce. Using this has enabled the airline management to drag out contract negotiations to endless lengths of time. Maybe they should have to prove how important their airline is to commerce, at the time, before being allowed to blow off open date of the contract. And if the employees have to go without amended contracts due to the RRLA why are they not entitled to RRLA Railway Retirement fund? The airlines are always crying poor boy. So maybe, just maybe, their business is to risky for us to entrust the health of our commerce to a bunch of inept people who can't manage to negotiate a in-house contract.

Submission date ~ 03-16-2017
subject ~ RRLA
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It's the Railway Labor Act of 1926. I never heard of the RRLA.

Submission date ~ 03-16-2017
subject ~ Dilusional
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It's never about the money! It's about control! Scab-air didn't give a rats rear that costs grew every year that they got rid of the "overpaid" mechanics and went to the slave labor farm out shops. We were literal lab rats to see if they could force out the unions entirely. Looks like it's working at Deltoid. The only ones with some balls are the pilots. So it looks like the Sacbair plan is going good for them so far.

>You are a figment of your own imagination sir< The pilots in a union/association don't have balls as you stated, they have the laws. ALPA has spent lot's of money lobbying congress the last 50 or so years legislating much of what they do into the FAR's. That is their hand. A&P Mechanics on the other hand have allowed their skills and responsibilities to continuously get diluted. One A&P can sign for the work of up to 24 non-licensed dredges literally dragged off of the street that day. That is a big reason why the airline barely missed a beat in 2005. Pretty easy to replace a near zero production workforce. The farm-out labor you speak of. It's alive and well and we have allowed it.

You just made my point. It's never about money, they made plenty. Having the governing body in their pocket certainly didn't hurt. Maintenance isn't necessary when people will sign for anything.
And whether you are working hard or not makes no difference in a labor disagreement. Scabs are hardly a benchmark to strive for, sounds like you envy them.


I don't even know what point you made? In 2005 sitting around, acting helpless and arrogant didn't work. SWA is posting here as they are facing an endless RRLA amended contract. Sound familiar? Going it alone, fantasizing irreplaceable, doing nothing, is my experience on what didn't work. I would add that anyone you work with who accuses you of being management or a scab lover may very well be exactly that. IE... see our scab list. That said, be polite to each other in your union meetings, listen to each other, the RRLA and the AFL-CIO are not your friends, the company will make a profit with or without you.

Submission date ~ 03-16-2017
subject ~ Golofski
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Web, thanks for leaving his scab photo up there a day or so longer.

Submission date ~ 03-16-2017
subject ~ Inserting an unsecured bond,
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relaying that Delta has announced a public offering of $2 billion in unsecured bonds which will be put into pension plans...

That's the same as taking a loan with out equity. I'd rather loan a scab money.

Submission date ~ 03-16-2017
subject ~ NWA pension activity!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Paul explains Delta?s pension plans funding strategy in memo
Published Date 3/10/2017 9:00 AM
No
Modified Date 3/10/2017
????By Corporate Communications Staff
Delta's Chief Financial Officer Paul Jacobson detailed Delta's strategy to fund its pension plans in a memo ?to Delta people worldwide Friday, relaying that Delta has announced a public offering of $2 billion in unsecured bonds which will be put into pension plans, in addition to $350 million in Delta stock, during the next few weeks.
Paul said this move will allow Delta to "continue to strengthen our foundation and improve our earnings this year," and added that with this contribution, Delta will put close to $3.5 billion into its pension plans in 2017 and moves Delta closer to its goal of getting pension plans to at least an 80 percent funded statu?s by 2020.
"By borrowing at low interest rates now, we can put that money to work faster in the pension plans," Paul said in his memo. "Additionally, this allows us to free up cash flow in the business which will reinforce our successful strategy of investing in the customer experience, investing in employees and returning value to our shareowners.
He emphasized that Delta remains committed to its $4 billion debt goal by 2020. Additionally, credit rating agencies deemed the transaction "credit neutral" which means that there is no impact to Delta's investment-grade credit rating. Additionally, investors showed strong interest in owning these Delta bonds, which allowed Delta to obtain very competitive interest rates," Paul said.
"Issuing debt may seem contrary to all the hard work we've done in recent years to reduce our debt levels," Paul said. "However, this truly is an important step forward for Delta as we used the power of our balance sheet to provide a more secure funding path for our pension obligations, without harm to our hard-won investment grade balance sheet."

Submission date ~ 03-15-2017
subject ~ sick, but funny
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I woke up this morning at 11:30 , and could sense something was wrong. I got downstairs and found
the wife face down on the kitchen floor, not
breathing! I panicked. I didn't know what to do.

Then I remembered McDonalds now serve breakfast all day.

I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Submission date ~ 03-15-2017
subject ~ The filthy scab
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You can tell by the very scabs we worked with why the company, or no one else respects our craft, trade, profession.. When the going got tough the sick, lame and lazy took a hike on us.
About the only thing you can get a bunch of mechanics to agree on is a beer party. I heard that 40+ years ago, it holds as true today as it ever did. SAD!!!

Submission date ~ 03-15-2017
subject ~ Dilusional
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It's never about the money! It's about control! Scab-air didn't give a rats rear that costs grew every year that they got rid of the "overpaid" mechanics and went to the slave labor farm out shops. We were literal lab rats to see if they could force out the unions entirely. Looks like it's working at Deltoid. The only ones with some balls are the pilots. So it looks like the Sacbair plan is going good for them so far.

>You are a figment of your own imagination sir< The pilots in a union/association don't have balls as you stated, they have the laws. ALPA has spent lot's of money lobbying congress the last 50 or so years legislating much of what they do into the FAR's. That is their hand. A&P Mechanics on the other hand have allowed their skills and responsibilities to continuously get diluted. One A&P can sign for the work of up to 24 non-licensed dredges literally dragged off of the street that day. That is a big reason why the airline barely missed a beat in 2005. Pretty easy to replace a near zero production workforce. The farm-out labor you speak of. It's alive and well and we have allowed it.


You just made my point. It's never about money, they made plenty. Having the governing body in their pocket certainly didn't hurt. Maintenance isn't necessary when people will sign for anything.
And whether you are working hard or not makes no difference in a labor disagreement. Scabs are hardly a benchmark to strive for, sounds like you envy them.

Submission date ~ 03-15-2017
subject ~ jim cess poole scab
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is he the sab from dtw that got in a car wreck and then used honorable co-workers sick days to help carry him until he could return to work?

Yes, the same one. He told everyone before the strike/lockout that he would cross, and he did.

Submission date ~ 03-15-2017
subject ~ What
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It's never about the money! It's about control! Scab-air didn't give a rats rear that costs grew every year that they got rid of the "overpaid" mechanics and went to the slave labor farm out shops. We were literal lab rats to see if they could force out the unions entirely. Looks like it's working at Deltoid. The only ones with some balls are the pilots. So it looks like the Sacbair plan is going good for them so far.

>You are a figment of your own imagination sir< The pilots in a union/association don't have balls as you stated, they have the laws. ALPA has spent lot's of money lobbying congress the last 50 or so years legislating much of what they do into the FAR's. That is their hand. A&P Mechanics on the other hand have allowed their skills and responsibilities to continuously get diluted. One A&P can sign for the work of up to 24 non-licensed dredges literally dragged off of the street that day. That is a big reason why the airline barely missed a beat in 2005. Pretty easy to replace a near zero production workforce. The farm-out labor you speak of. It's alive and well and we have allowed it.

Submission date ~ 03-15-2017

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