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AirTran Pilot Hostage Fund

Raoul Duke

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ALPA can easily put them on full time union leave and pay them their full salary just like the other union officers. Time for ALPA to step up to the plate.
 

Ty Webb

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ALPA can easily put them on full time union leave and pay them their full salary just like the other union officers. Time for ALPA to step up to the plate.


Don't forget we have a hostage who has been waiting since June for ALPA to decide if he qualifies for Flight Pay Loss. This is an interim fund to cover them in the meanwhile.

Help if you can . . . .

www.PilotCrisisFund.com

Am I right here, Donny?
 

relief tube

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Instead of giving money......how about growing a pair like these guys did. You work at a "mainline" yet you all allow mgmt to treat you like you're still at a regional, a cut-throat regional.

Strike: Thousands stranded on India's Jet Airways
AP: Thousands of passengers were stranded Tuesday as nearly 400 pilots working for India's Jet Airways called in sick to protest the firing of two colleagues, an airline official said. More than 100 of Tuesday's 346 domestic and international flights have been canceled, said A.K. Sivanandan, spokesman for the privately owned airline. The cancellations included flights to New York, London and Brussels.
 

jimcav

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A little thing called the Railway Labor Act is standing in the way. Mind your own business.
 

Citrus531

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Wonder what those inconvenienced passengers thought? I'm sure they were happy the Jet Airways guys grew a pair.

Instead of giving money......how about growing a pair like these guys did. You work at a "mainline" yet you all allow mgmt to treat you like you're still at a regional, a cut-throat regional.

Strike: Thousands stranded on India's Jet Airways
AP: Thousands of passengers were stranded Tuesday as nearly 400 pilots working for India's Jet Airways called in sick to protest the firing of two colleagues, an airline official said. More than 100 of Tuesday's 346 domestic and international flights have been canceled, said A.K. Sivanandan, spokesman for the privately owned airline. The cancellations included flights to New York, London and Brussels.
 

PA31Driver

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Wonder what those inconvenienced passengers thought? I'm sure they were happy the Jet Airways guys grew a pair.

There you go....the above attitude explains why airline managements here know they can get away with anything.
 

ultrarunner

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ALPA can easily put them on full time union leave and pay them their full salary just like the other union officers. Time for ALPA to step up to the plate.

Yep, I gotta stand up with Duke on this one. IMHO, ANYTIME a company takes action against an ALPA member that results in loss-of-income, it should be SOP that ALPA IMMEDIATELY steps up and covers 100 percent of that loss of income until such time as the matter is resolved.

It's pathetic that someone posts on here begging for money to help out an ALPA member that's being held hostage.

Now, if that hostage dies in the line of duty and I'm asked for some bucks to help out the spouse and kids, i'm in, and have been.

But begging for something ALPA should be doing is UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR!
 
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Colonel Savage

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ALPA's new at AAI. Maybe he didn't know.
 

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Yep, I gotta stand up with Duke on this one. IMHO, ANYTIME a company takes action against an ALPA member that results in loss-of-income, it should be SOP that ALPA IMMEDIATELY steps up and covers 100 percent of that loss of income until such time as the matter is resolved.

It's pathetic that someone posts on here begging for money to help out an ALPA member that's being held hostage.

Now, if that hostage dies in the line of duty and I'm asked for some bucks to help out the spouse and kids, i'm in, and have been.

But begging for something ALPA should be doing is UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR!
Don't know much about ALPA Section 60.M Flight Pay Loss, do we?
 

Ty Webb

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It's pathetic that someone posts on here begging for money to help out an ALPA member that's being held hostage.

Newsflash, . . . . it takes months to determine if a pilot even qualifies for Section 60. So, some AirTran pilots start a fund to help our own pilots during the interim, and what do you do? Hijack our thread running your man-pleaser about something you obviously know nothing about. How about a nice warm cup of STFU?
 
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relief tube

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A little thing called the Railway Labor Act is standing in the way. Mind your own business.

ok. I'll keep quiet while you all allow them to scare you all away from going to the damn circus with your family.
 

relief tube

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Wonder what those inconvenienced passengers thought? I'm sure they were happy the Jet Airways guys grew a pair.

That's a good company man. I'm not one to say "forgot completely about pax" but if mgmt treats you a certain way, you have to react in whatever way gets their attention.
 

Penguin46

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It's all about the bottom line

That's a good company man. I'm not one to say "forgot completely about pax" but if mgmt treats you a certain way, you have to react in whatever way gets their attention.

Sounds reasonable RT


It seems really simple and impersonal:

If a company can show a cost benefit to an employee action, they owe it to the investors to pursue it.

The regional’s and some LCC's embrace the equivalent in the property management field as "slum lording." Other companies invest in their work force because they believe it is a better business plan in the long game.

For example, treat and pay your employees a respectable wage and they will produce more for the company. (ROI)

Until an "abused" pilot group can demonstrate the correlation on the balance sheet; very little will change. Why would it?

From what I understand (which is very little); it sounds like AAI is preparing to demonstrate that correlation.

disclaimer: From a company perspective an untidy labor contract may result in complications regarding financing, mergers and acquisitions, etc...
So the pilots may get a better contract just by their own blind luck.

I sure hope it works out.
 

BeachBummer

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By hostage, I'm assuming that your talking about the fella who wrote up a certian flight control cable was wearing and was let go? I don't know the whole story, but will gladly contribute to the fund. To be fired for blowing the whistle on a safety related issue is horse S! Frankly I hope he sues the pants out of them and has to work no more.
 
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