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    hazey, Mathazar, worldlotus

    There are about 11,500 stories out there, that's the important thing to remember. 11,500 people stood up for something they believed in and got smacked around.

    The Flight Attendants Union was very supportive at the time, I agree. In Omaha, where I worked, we received a significant amount of support from the more traditional unions as well.

    The Airline Pilots were no help at all. They really looked down their nose at us, I think because airline pilots at the time were making 3-4 times as much as controllers.

    Funny thing is that now, from what I can tell, typical big plane pilots make about the same money as controllers working at the largest and busiest facilities.

    I guess what goes around... comes around.

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