Today's Aviation Daily includes a story (subscribers only) by my colleague Darren Shannon on an ongoing -- but still unsuccessful -- campaign by the union for United’s pilots to force out President and CEO Glenn Tilton. So now they've decided to go after his wallet.
The Air Line Pilots Assn. continued its blistering series of attacks on Tilton Sept. 29, issuing a release in which it “demanded” that UAL Corp.’s board cut the pay of the U.S. airline industry’s “worst airline executive.” In August, the union called for Tilton to resign or be fired and launched a Web site that “highlights the failures of Glenn Tilton’s management.”
And as part of that campaign, bright orange rubber bracelets with the words "Glenn's Gotta Go" have been making its way around the United system. One just happened to show up in my mailbox yesterday. You can see what it looks like, here. Hope may spring eternal, but it seems that Tilton will go when he's good and ready.