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And, yes, I DO take it personally: More on United's wholesale screwing of employees
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Thursday, January 12, 2006

More on United's wholesale screwing of employees

united's management, with the possible exception of former ceo jerry greenwald, has never given a rat's ass for their employees... and, as i posted yesterday, now that they're ready to exit bankruptcy, they're going to reward themselves handsomely for being such great folks as they continue to stick it to the people who are doing the damn work...
Flight attendants at United Airlines are asking a court to reject the carrier's plan to exit bankruptcy protection, citing plans to pay bonuses to 400 members of management. The union representing flight attendants at United on Wednesday also objected to a part of the reorganization plan that allows the airline to void their labor contract once it does emerge from bankruptcy.

The Association of Flight Attendants spotlighted the objection -- initially filed December 12 -- a week before a US bankruptcy court in Chicago is set to begin a hearing that United hopes will confirm the reorganization plan. That would pave the way for the Chicago-based carrier to end its bankruptcy after more than three years.

UAL infuriated its unions during its Chapter 11 case by slashing wages and benefits and terminating pension plans.

"Employees have been forced to sacrifice annually over USD$4 billion in pay, pensions, work rules and health care while executives have richly rewarded themselves," the AFA said in a statement.

The plan calls for management to be allocated 18.75 million shares, or 15 percent of the restructured United.

i would give a great deal to see some of those so-called managers try to handle the work and live on the salary of a flight attendant, baggage handler, cabin cleaner, or customer service agent...

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