Yeah.... you'll be making 270/hr in the "bottom" while a Delta A320 guy makes 296/hr. You'll be within 92-93% of the top paid pilots in America. Don't get me wrong, I want more pay. But at some point you gotta realize what your carrier really is (again, I hate using that but it's true) and what the big 3 legacy carriers are. If you can't read between the lines, read the SLI decision for AS/VX and see what the arbitrators wrote in terms of VX vs AS.
There are and will always be 3 different tiers of pilot pay............
Tiers for pay, not airline history/status/service/etc
Tier one: Delta, American, United
Tier two: Alaska, Southwest, Hawaiian, jetBlue
Tier three: Spirit, Frontier, Allegiant, Sun Country
You can always look at other tiers and ALPA makes models in comparisons industry wide for same equipment. That's all fine and dandy. But if you think Tier 3 is gonna get Tier 1 pay, you're gonna have a disappointing career.
You seem to be missing his point that the NMB has nothing to do with this at this point. The only reason this offer was made is because the corner the company has found themselves painted into.