Union Lampoons American Airlines Execs with Online Ad Game

April 2, 2009 -

Outraged by what it views as uncalled-for bonuses paid to American Airlines executives, the Transport Workers Union has turned to an online game to gets its message across.

NBCDFW.com reports that American Exec Check targets American Airline CEO Gerard Arpey. Southwest boss Gary Kelly is also featured in the game, but his much smaller compensation package is presented by way of contrast to Arpey's.

From the NBCDFW report:

TWU is taking out ads on news Web sites that feature an interactive game in which players match four U.S. corporate executives with their pay packages. Arpey has the richest deal, mostly due to stock-based compensation...

"I'm not comparing American Airlines to AIG," said James C. Little, international president of the TWU. "Nobody could stop the AIG bonuses, but we have an opportunity for American Airlines management to say, 'Is this the right time to take bonuses?"'

American Airlines stock now trades at $3, down from a 2007 high of $40. The company lost more than $2B last year.


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Re: Union Lampoons American Airlines Execs with Online Ad Game

Oh my God, we should all be outraged because one of the worst fucking unions around says that its bad that executives got bonuses!

Nevermind that the head of the Transport Union often eats lobster dinner on the union dollar (and by often, I mean at least half the year), the union never actually goes to bat over legitimate concerns, and that the union is generally hated by everyone else who has to work with them.  Nevermind that they're the reason behind most of the 'stewardess' strikes.  Yeah, we should really be taking advice from these jackasses.  And when we're done, we should ask JT for his opinion too.

Re: Union Lampoons American Airlines Execs with Online Ad ...

I thought the reason their stock took such a huge hit was a false bankrupcy rumor?

Re: Union Lampoons American Airlines Execs with Online Ad Game

I don't give a crap that companies do with their money.  As long as the bonuses are funded 100% from the company's assets instead of taxpayer money, then they are free to do whatever they want.

I can't believe they even mentioned AIG in this article

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Agreed. They can do whatever the heck they want as long as it's not my money they're using to line their pockets. It might not be REASONABLE for them to issue bonuses given their performance, that's not something I would know offhand honestly, but bringing up AIG is uncalled for.
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I'm not under the affluence of incohol as some thinkle peep I am. I'm not half as thunk as you might drink. I fool so feelish I don't know who is me, and the drunker I stand here, the longer I get.

Re: Union Lampoons American Airlines Execs with Online Ad Game

Wait... they're complaining about bonuses which are performance-dependent?

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