In my 30 years of flying the line I would call in sick whenever I needed a couple of days off. If you think that Delta or any other carrier really cares about their employees, Iam
afraid that you are sadly mistaken.
You are correct it was Piedmont and then subsequently US Air. I stand by my original point that it happened so long ago that it is not worth whining over. Kind of like the argument about who actually brought EAL down.