As I see it, any voluntary concession to the CBA could be interpreted by an arbitrator (who may find it DOES MEAN SOMETHING) that a check-in is standard operating procedure. In which case, any bargaining leverage our Negotiating Committee may have, would immediately be gone.
Maybe you haven't been here long enough to consider what the Negotiating Committee has actually given up to have the "check-in clause" stricken.
Do you care now?
Don't set a precedent.
It's possible a guy can click check in, then space out too... Should we have a double check in and call to verify the double check in?
If you forget a trip, your ca/Fo calls the crew tracker at 25 mins prior to push and they recrew. The chief pilot will give you a: "that's a missed trip, don't do that again, bad bad pilot".
How often do pilots forget? I don't know but I'm thinking it's very very few times and it's certainly not fair to make every single pilot do some stupid check-in so we know 25 minutes earlier about that one pilot who will probably never forget again.
As i understand it the ASA check-in is way, way, waaay more onerous in having to go to the crew room at show time to check in. That would be a MAJOR concession, why would any IDIOT check-in if it lets the company argue " well we had xxxx pilots check-ins last month".