Sure! Although your facts are a bit off (as usual). I was never on the Merger Committee. I was the MEC Vice Chairman. The Merger Committee was drinking the Southwest kool aid about their CULTure, and I was ringing the alarm bells internally trying to convince the MEC that this was going to end up badly with a seniority integration that screwed our members because the MC didn’t want to go to arbitration. The MEC didn’t want to listen and had complete faith in the MC. I refused to back down and insisted that we needed to put tighter controls on the MC (something that’s allowed under ALPA Merger Policy in a merger with a non-ALPA carrier). The MEC didn’t like that and wanted to just put all their trust in the MC. I turned in my resignation in protest, making it effective I think a month later, allowing for a smooth transition to a replacement Vice Chair. Some members of the MEC got mad and insisted that I make the resignation effective immediately if I was going to resign. I refused, as I didn’t think it was responsible to just up and quit with no time for an orderly transition, especially since the MEC Chairman was essentially a figurehead who had delegated virtually all of the day-to-day running of the union to me. When I refused to amend the letter, they recalled me. The MEC put out a letter saying that they had recalled me because I was interfering with the MC. A lie. The MC actually put out their own letter a few days later refuting it and saying that they did not request my recall. It was a mess.
A few weeks later the MC agreed to a deal on the SLI. As I predicted, it hosed our pilots. The MEC hated it, voted it down, and then asked me to come back as Executive Administrator to help clean up the mess. I agreed, but ended up resigning again a couple of months later because the MEC still didn’t have the stones to control the Merger Committee and force an arbitration. The end result was the awful SLI we got.
Yes, like I said, people are scum.
SlumTodd_Millionare said:I'll end with this, while you continue to munch on your Sbarros while sitting on your toilet to piss