As many of you might have heard, split, second and third shift premiums are the latest company takeaway. I learned the following today from my manager - disturbing to say the least. 1. The elimination of these pay benefits was caused by a big class action in California. Apparently the Company was not providing the required information on employee pay stubs. (for example, premiums). 2. Instead of fixing the problem the company chose to eliminate these premiums for all employees so that it does not violate California's laws. The company has chosen to supply us with b.s. reasoning for this change instead of the truth. 3. While you continue to take it in the shorts, the company will no doubt pocket all the savings. 4. The mechanics, of course, will still receive all if their premiums!!!!!!!!!! Talk to them. They will tell you. 5. The lesson to be learned here: The only employees with any kind of a fighting chance here are the pilots and those employees the company deems to be at risk of unionizing.