NG's now and it is A OK!!
- Jun 13, 2005
- Total Time
Passed by 85%. Only 199 no votes.
Only time will tell if the "85%" are right. I hope so now that the majority have spoken. A great majority voted for W twice and look where we are now.Hey, I give the 15% credit for trying. They've been dominating the Alaska ALPA webboard for the last two years. Maybe (just maybe) they'll get the message that they really are the MINORITY.
Fortunately, 85% of the pilots are smart enough to realize that a double digit percentage pay raise in this economic climate is a good deal. The overwhelming YES vote certainly qualifies as a landslide.
Great quotes!"Never take counsel of your fears." - Andrew Jackson
"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." - Franklin Delano Roosevelt
My interpretation of the recent webboard fearmongering is that it only worked on 15% of the pilot group.
Baja, haven't followed this one too closely. Good thing? Bad thing? How did you vote? Hope you are hanging in.Tentative Agreement Passes Membership Ratification
The Tentative Agreement reached last month has been ratified with 84.26% of the pilots who voted casting their ballot in favor of the new contract. A total of 1,264 pilots, or 95.4% of pilots eligible to vote, did so. The official ballot results are attached to this Update.
The MEC will immediately begin the process of implementing the new contract. Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) 09-05, found in the back of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, provides a timeline for the implementation of our new work rules, especially those regarding monthly BBH and reserve line awards, training and scheduling. We will continue to keep you updated as changes are phased in and ask for your patience while we transition to our new CBA.
Your June 20th paycheck will reflect the pay increases from April 1st, and within the next 30 days, you will receive a separate check with your signing bonus.
Thank you. Don't be scared. And try not to buy into the fearmongering on the ALPA board foisted upon the pilot group by people who have NO CLUE what they're talking about.Great quotes!
If I were you, I'd be more worried about:...I mean outsources the flying to Republitauquawest.
...than outsourcing. In fact, one of my F/As on the last trip said she had Gregg Saretsky on the plane going to Mexico (since he's got two years of positive space passes with his golden parachute). Gregg likes to go to the aft galley to schmooze the F/As. They were plying him with booze and he admitted to them that the Company was in a hurry to get the contracts done.I wouldn't be surprised if the merger is announced this afternoon....