A big tip of our hat to NATCA for developing several videos explaining how its collaboration with the FFA works.   If you agency is struggling with the concept, these are a good source of ideas.

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  1. Ningaubl3020 says:

    And as a follow-up, even those Agency mouthpieces who talk the talk rarely walk the walk. We have a situation with one leader who is “pro-union” in public and drags their feet in private. Window dressing. Militant unionism for the win.

  2. ningauble3020 says:

    Collaboration is a very dangerous thing. It makes sense to pursue interests alright, but what happens when there is disagreement and discord? We try to negotiate, but then management won’t. They hold a lot of power probably the foremost of which is intimidation against members’ livelihoods.

    I’ve seen a lot of good union officers collaborate themselves into obsolescence.

    The point of a fighting union is to strike back against tyranny. How do we collaborate with those who deny our right to exist? Those who bash us every chance they get? Those who wish we would just disappear?

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