That's a fair statement, flexpilot. You're right, you haven't normally seen this kind of chatter from the options pilots about the union. That was because for the most part, the union's decisions and actions were predictable and for the good of the pilot group. What you see here are MiGs who are now pissed at a most catastrophic, expensive, personally impacting mistake union leadership is making regarding those losing their jobs. It's despicable. And I for one am listening to the union leadership. I just am not buying their reasons for their actions and not about to "toe the party line" when such a disastrous mistake is being made. How would you feel if you were about to get kicked out the door, could have got a $100,000 check on the way out, but the union says "not so fast" and keeps you from it? Think you might speak up about that? This is a colossal mistake that will ultimately destroy our very union we all worked very hard for.
It was probably an impossible deal that was never going to happen in the first place.
If he was going to kick you out the door, he'd do it. Why should he give you a parting gift? Ken Ricci is not known for his generosity.