Southwest Airlines defends making union members prove illness

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  1. MSYgirl

    MSYgirl Gold Member

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    Southwest Airlines on Thursday defended its right to call an emergency and force absent Chicago ramp employees to prove they really were sick earlier this month.

    Dallas-based Southwest said there was a perception that baggage handlers and other ramp workers called in sick or refused overtime work because they weren’t happy about contract talks.

    “While Southwest cannot definitively identify the reason for the increased sick calls among ramp service employees in Midway at this time, it was widely perceived to be a coordinated job action to protest the slow progress in collective bargaining that had been ongoing since 2011,” the carrier said.
     
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    Thanks for posting, MSYgirl! And if the "collective bargaining has been ongoing since 2011", that is one good definition of "slow progress"! ;)
     
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    I set on the Tarmac in Chicago for about an hour, when the unions were dragging their feet! due to an unhappy feeling.

    Are the representing the worker, or are they interested in their own cause,

    Politicians and Unions seem to be birds of a feather, closing a few lanes

    Truth is the companies put a lot of money out there so others can have a job.

    I have never see a union start a company, but they are sure there to milk them dry.
     
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    Seems to be the primary function of unions today. :rolleyes:
     

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