Why is the airline industry taken over by unions still even in the 21st century?

In the airline industry, it's 'strange' and sometimes prohibited for a pilot to not be a member of a union. With an industry with so much competition for jobs, how do these still exist?? There was a day when unions were needed, that day has come and gone.... say 50 years ago... When I become a commercial pilot you can count on me going corporate.

Asked By: - 8/17/2011
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
If you are a pilot for an airline in USA, you would understand why you need an union - Specifically if you work for a regional airline - Warbird said it -. ALPA is worhless, lost my career and retirement in USA in 1991 with the PanAm bankruptcy and ALPA did not do anything... More
Answered By: skipper747 - 8/17/2011
Additional Answers (5)
It started before you were born and will exist until someone decided this is not what I want. Until than, there will be Union. It is a fact, Union workers make 10% more wages per year than their counterparts, full retirement and insurance. It is a right to work law in most states so you don't have to join a union.
Answered By: REV B - 8/17/2011
The unions made this country. I hope you anti union idiots do have to work 80 hours a week for 10% above minimum wage for the rest of your lives, as most of you are doing right now. The government's union busting is the reason that the airlines were able to disassemble the entire US air transport system and lay off 1/2... More
Answered By: Charles B - 8/17/2011
Unions are still very much needed, unfortunately ALPA is worthless (look at Babbitt).
Answered By: Warbird Pilot - 8/17/2011
You should read a book called 'Hard Landings... More
Answered By: Rob G - 8/18/2011
When you become commercial pilot, you will qualify for Welfare and Food Stamps with the money you;ll be making without the union... More
Answered By: Joseph - 8/18/2011
Sponsored results
Over 483 Local Jobs Now Hiring In Your Area. $18-$87/Hr - Apply Today!
Click. Search. Apply. Free!
Jobs hiring near your local area. Part-time, Full-time, Work at home.
Earn residual on products and services customers uses daily at home.

Other Career Questions

What is your current job? Why did you choose this job? What do you enjoy about your job? What do you dislike about your job? What would be your perfect job? Would you rather have this j...
3 answers - Asked By: drop pants not bombs!.♥ - 3/2/2010
Where are the jobs? Is productivity and globalization creating a permanent “recession” of jobs? My main issue is I am doing a paper for school and have no idea where to begin. I was hoping suggestions...
4 answers - Asked By: bayebd24【ツ】 - 11/21/2007
Hi ok im 19 and about to start college to do an acess course into a university. Ive been browsing through all the courses and im tottaly stuck! I thought politics but im scared ill end up with some r...
1 answers - Asked By: roseparkerly - 1/26/2009

Content is not owned or controlled by Monster. Any content concerns should be addressed with Yahoo!
Yahoo! Does not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any Yahoo! Answers content. Yahoo! Disclaimer.

Popular Articles

Best-Paying Work-from-Home Jobs Article Rating
It’s easier than ever to work from home. Of course, not every job is a mobile job, and some companies aren’t interested in having their employees work from home.
2013 Marketing Jobs Outlook Article Rating
The US may be facing another year of anemic hiring overall, but that won't be the case in the high-orbit world of multichannel, digital media marketing.
For Employers: Post Jobs | Search Resumes | Advertise
About Monster | Work for Monster | Advertise with Us | AdChoices | Partner with Us | Investor Relations | Social Media
Terms of Use | Privacy Center | Accessibility Center | Help | Security | Contact Us | Sitemap | Mobile
©2014 Monster - All Rights Reserved U.S. Patents No. 5,832,497; 7,599,930 B1; 7,827,125 and 7,836,060 MWW - Looking for Monster Cable? - V: 2014.1.40.24-308