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: American - 8/17/2011
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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
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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
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