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Boomhauer

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Re: Southwest Airline delays
« Reply #75 on: October 13, 2021, 12:01:01 PM »

Private companies aren't really private. For all practical purposes we are experiencing global fascism and our Fed Gov is on board with the system.

The government, financial and media corporations are pretty much using every lever of manipulation at their disposal to make sure all large corporations obey. They are obeying.

Defending corporate tyranny imposed by corporations under color of law is not defending freedom. It's defending government/corporate tyranny. Fascism.

You will obey. It won't be men with guns making you but corporations.



The Dems have figured this out perfectly. No need for big gov to force it when their close allies the big corporations will. Want to work? Good luck unless you follow our demands about whatever. Free speech? Gone, not by government action but speaking your mind will get you canceled and blacklisted from society. The landlords that are telling tenants they HAVE to have the vax? Now affecting your housing.

All this *expletive deleted*it has happened at this point.

In Nazi Germany the companies were as big of a driver of the policies and growth of the Third Reich as the government was, just like is happening today.




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Re: Southwest Airline delays
« Reply #76 on: October 13, 2021, 01:25:29 PM »

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There is truth, if it goes your client's way, but otherwise, there is no lie, no dishonor, no shame, no eternal punishment, no self-reproach.

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Re: Southwest Airline delays
« Reply #77 on: October 13, 2021, 03:57:07 PM »

Is the culture / political leanings of Southwest pilots really that different than other airlines? I don't fly much, and even when I do I've never paid much attention to which carrier it is. Is there something unique about Southwest (or United) that attracts different pilots?

We pilots are all the same:  Big egos, big watches, small dic fortunes. 

Southwest pilots have an old reputation for flying fast and being cowboys, but that isn't too accurate anymore.

American is known for flying slow and taxiing slower.

Delta is known for "wind check."  That must be in their SOPs.

United is known for complaining about everything.
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Re: Southwest Airline delays
« Reply #78 on: October 13, 2021, 05:03:46 PM »

*chuckle* I'm sorry but I think it's a little silly to be worried about big businesses being unduly influenced by the current administration at the moment.

The reason being right at this moment it's not big business or any business holding the real power in the supply and demand chain. It's the workers. If this is about the vaccine, Southwest is going to change their tune or go under. There's just no way they can hold out long enough to replace skilled workers. They won't be able to get unskilled workers.

And I don't think we are so far gone that the federal government can step in and force people back to work.
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Re: Southwest Airline delays
« Reply #79 on: October 13, 2021, 05:08:28 PM »

United is known for complaining about everything.

And smashing guitars.

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Re: Southwest Airline delays
« Reply #80 on: October 13, 2021, 08:23:55 PM »

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Re: Southwest Airline delays
« Reply #81 on: October 14, 2021, 06:25:34 PM »

*chuckle* I'm sorry but I think it's a little silly to be worried about big businesses being unduly influenced by the current administration at the moment.

The reason being right at this moment it's not big business or any business holding the real power in the supply and demand chain. It's the workers. If this is about the vaccine, Southwest is going to change their tune or go under. There's just no way they can hold out long enough to replace skilled workers. They won't be able to get unskilled workers.

And I don't think we are so far gone that the federal government can step in and force people back to work.

You have a point. Actually, airline pilots seem like a really good, visible hill to fight on. Pretty hard to explain it away when the planes can't take off and people need to get places. If only they would band together, but laborers in the US never flex their muscle, even when they have leverage. My counterparts in France consider US workers to be spineless pussies based on what they put up with and how they never strike or push back on anything.
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Re: Southwest Airline delays
« Reply #82 on: October 14, 2021, 09:39:36 PM »

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Re: Southwest Airline delays
« Reply #83 on: October 19, 2021, 08:24:09 PM »

More information about the weather related delays

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/southwest-caves-ditches-plan-put-unvaccinated-staff-unpaid-leave-dec

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One day after hundreds of Southwest Airlines employees protested outside the carrier's Dallas headquarters against the company's pending Covid-19 vaccine mandate, the company has caved.

DALLAS TX: Southwest employees chant “LET’S GO BRANDON” in front of the South West headquarters to protest the airline vaccine mandate



— Drew Hernandez (@DrewHLive) October 18, 2021
According to CNBC, the airline has scrapped a plan to place unvaxxed employees who have applied for - but not yet received a religious or medical exemption, on unpaid leave starting Dec. 8.

Southwest Airlines and American Airlines are among the carriers that are federal contractors and subject to a Biden administration requirement that their employees are vaccinated against Covid-19 by Dec. 8 unless they are exempt for medical or religious reasons. Rules for federal contractors are stricter than those expected for large companies, which will allow for regular Covid testing as an alterative to a vaccination. -CNBC]

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