As I understand it from talking to a union rep, the choice is NOT between pursuing One List or caving on scope. Akin has said, and the union believes him, that Skywest will back out of the deal if we choose to pursue one list with the Skywest pilots. Therefore, the choices are go it alone, the way we have been (and even then maybe have someone else try to buy us), or take the merger with ASA along with some substantial, but probably not air-tight job protections. Going to court to uphold our scope provisions IS NOT AN OPTION. I previously thought that Akin would not have entered the deal unless he thought he could live with the worst outcome, which for him is One List including Skywest. But I haven't talked to him, and those who have and have more experience in this than I do, like ALPA staff lawyers, think he's not bluffing about backing out. So consider whether you want more of the same that we've had for the last eight months, which wasn't fun and might be getting worse and not better, or if you prefer short term stability, with a risk that SKYW management acts in bad faith and they are able to screw us a few years down the line. So, unless you have information or insight that the union reps do not have access to, can we stop discussing and demanding One List?