I tend to lean towards the pro-union stance (obviously the updated intelligent 2012 union stance, but union just the same). I must admit that I found it odd that not long after Air Canada spins it off and the employees leave AC that it hits a wall and ends in Chapter 13. I'm well aware that Aveos is no longer affiliated with AC -- but I would think that as a good corporate citizen AC could have better stepped up to the plate to help thousands that months (in some cases days and weeks before) were still loyal AC employees. Where I work we are pro-union as well (albeit some are more militant than me). Typically whenever there is a labor strife we/I send out a little official letter of encouragement to the employees as well as asking management and the union to step up and get the issue solved. We've been doing this for years, we also get nice replies back all the time. At least in the last 9 years I don't remember ever getting any hate mail out of it. Until now. I have to laugh, but the president of AC was apparently a little too busy to write us back. Instead he seemed it would be easier and much more friendlier to send it to corporate legal. This way we could get a much clearer legal understanding of how clearly we were wrong, had no idea what we were talking about and they could close with a threat of further legal recourse should we continue to speak our opinion. I still get the giggles. I really don't want to waste too much money on it, but I think our lawyers should get a bit of a giggle from it as well. It did however make it much clearer what the management mentality is, and I have to say, that today I can appreciate much more the internal issues that AC unions must have dealing with it. As Dr. Evil would say, www.zipit.com.