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Not Just Public Unions: Private Sector Unions Hurting Business

cpurvis768 Wrote: Aug 13, 2012 5:04 PM
Why does this article mention ALPA? American's pilots are not represented by ALPA.
Greg1084 Wrote: Aug 13, 2012 7:10 PM
He used the wrong acronym. If you actually read the words, he describes the union at AA accurately, troll.
IAdmitIAmCrazy Wrote: Aug 13, 2012 6:46 PM
Indeed, why?

Is a union organized WITHIN a company "Big Labor"?

I guess, the reason ALPA is mentioned is because it would be so much more credible as a bogeyman.

In the history of the labor unions, management used the tool of creating yellow company unions as a wedge into the labor movement. What they failed to see is that such unions are not only prone to fail in their dolidarity with other companies but far more egotisictically are pursuing their member's interests in disregard of anybody else's including the economic health of the company. Also, as an additional wedge, professinal segregation among the unios has led to intra-company fighting with each professional grouptrying to outdo the other.

"Divide et impera" backfired badly.
Greg1084 Wrote: Aug 13, 2012 7:11 PM
I know of many small companies that were driven under by small unions. You don't have to be big to be stupid and destructive.
Once again, big labor has shown that it can’t play nice. On Wednesday, American Airlines’ Allied Pilots Association (ALPA) rejected a concessionary contract offered by management. The contract included pay raises and a 13.5 percent stake in the company, but that apparently was not enough.

Companies across the country have been forced to tighten their belts as profit margins disappeared during the recession, yet union workers have largely escaped any impact on their pay or benefits – even if that meant the company they worked for was put at a competitive disadvantage or even forced into bankruptcy.