That really doesn’t surprise me at all. Republic doesn’t have the ability to think long term. Look what happened with their pilots contract. They screwed them over for so long that they panicked when they started cancelling a bunch of flights every day because they couldn’t staff them, gave them WAY more than they should have, and are now left with the option to only furlough one of their cheapest departments, which saves them next to nothing compared to pilots. Board members need to take a long hard look at Bedford and decide if he’s really the person they want running the show. Sad thing is he’ll probably just wave the Bible in front of them and they’ll be Jedi mind tricked into keeping him.It shows Republic agreed to CARES Act money on 5/12, yet they furloughed 1/3 of their Dispatchers around 4/28 which is within a week of many of their competitors and partners accepting money. How scummy. I've heard through the grapevine they're trying to play hardball with partner carrier minimum guarantees too and it's not going to be a pretty end result if they keep it up. They deserve it (the company, not the employees), now is not the the time to be biting the hand that literally feeds you.