ALPA LEC 170 Continental Newark Pilots Support Striking Amerijet Pilots

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Special Magenta Line August 31, 2009
[FONT=&quot]Today is Monday, August 31, 2009 and this is a Special Edition of The Magenta Line. There is 1 item for discussion.[/FONT]


[FONT=&quot]Item 1: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Council 170 Supports the Pilots of AmeriJet[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]The Pilots of AmeriJet, after over five years of fruitless negotiations with a management team best described as cruel, arrogant, and clueless, were forced to the street this past Thursday, August 27, 2009 in Miami, FL. This action was not taken lightly and it was only after every means of resolution was rejected by AmeriJet’s management—including the National Mediation Board’s declaration of impasse, a 30-day cooling-off period, and an ultimate release to self-help—that the AmeriJet Pilots took the only path left to them, the path to a full withdrawal-of-services strike.[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]We have attached a link to a YouTube video of the AmeriJet Pilots walking the line we, as Continental Pilots, may be forced to walk in the future. While our current conditions may not be as incredibly deplorable as the conditions the AmeriJet Pilots are forced to endure on a daily basis, in the end we are all Pilots and we all face the same type of arrogant management across the bargaining table.[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]While the AmeriJet Pilots are represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and are not affiliated with ALPA, this difference in representational choice is ultimately of no difference to all of us as Pilots: they fly the same airplanes, in the same airspace, meet the same standards of qualification and proficiency, take the same medical examinations, and come from the same cross-section of backgrounds as do we—and they deserve the same respect and quality of life that all Professional Pilots should enjoy.[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]Here is the link to the YouTube video:[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]AmeriJet Pilots on Strike[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]Take a good look at our fellow airmen and women on the picket line. They are making the sacrifice today that may make our sacrifice tomorrow unnecessary. They deserve our unwavering support in both word and action. If you live in the Miami area or are laying over there, take a few minutes of [/FONT][FONT=&quot]your day and walk the walk with them; it is an investment today that may pay great dividends tomorrow. The AmeriJet pilots are picketing at:[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]AmeriJet International[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]6185 NW 18 St Building 716-B[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Miami, FL 33142[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]They will be manning their picket lines 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]That’s all for tonight. We thank all of our pilots for their ongoing support in the face of the many great challenges created for us by our management team.[/FONT]


[FONT=&quot]Please remember our 147 hostages and their families.[/FONT]


[FONT=&quot]Captain Jayson Baron, EWR Council 170 Chairman[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]jayson.baron@alpa.org[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]610 442-3817[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]First Officer Tara Cook, EWR Council 170 Vice Chairman[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]tara.cook@alpa.org[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]610 220-8904[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]Captain Kaye Riggs, EWR Council 170 Secretary-Treasurer[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]kaye.riggs@alpa.org[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]830 431-0450[/FONT]


Captain Kaye Riggs
Council 170 Secretary/Treasurer
Director of Communications
830.431.0450
 

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Very nice. Good job 170. Respect.

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Unions are the only counterbalance to managements unrestrained greed.
 

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MCDU......you are burning the beans for the tacos.
 

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T2Bus. Here is something for you to start practicing. Brickyard. Say it with me Brickyard. Got it. Only 3 more months and you will be in for a big surprise.
It will not be long and there will be a divorce. The East can move on and the West can sweat in the desert and implode with their new callsign. Brickyard.

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US Airways Pilots Lend Support to Striking Amerijet Pilots

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – September 1, 2009 –
The pilots of US Airways, represented by the US Airline Pilots Association (USAPA), wish to lend their support to the pilots of Amerijet, who officially went on strike last week following a collapse in negotiations after five years of contract talks. Beginning today, US Airways pilots will be joining the Amerijet picket line.
“We absolutely give our support to the Amerijet pilots for taking a stand on the issues of aviation safety and common human decency,” said Mike Cleary, president of USAPA. “We understand that Amerijet is refusing to provide adequate sick time and even food, water or in-flight lavatories to its crews while on the job. Further, the Amerijet policy of punitively docking a pilot an extra five hours of pay when he or she is sick can only result in pilots choosing to fly when it may be unsafe in order to avoid losing pay. We have seen our own management, in step with the airline industry, race to the bottom to cut costs at the expense of its crew and passengers, putting the entire American flying public at risk.”
According to Teamsters Local 1224 and Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations (CAPA) bulletins issued earlier this week, Amerijet management reportedly walked out of negotiations last Wednesday after refusing to change its sick time policy or allow more than six sick days for pilots per year. The Local 1224 publication stated that current Amerijet policy provides that if crewmembers call in sick they not only lose flight credit for their trip but also are docked an additional five hours of pay.
Today, USAPA President Mike Cleary, Vice President Randy Mowrey, Strike Preparation Committee Chairman Rick Odato, Media Committee Chairman/Spokesman James Ray and a group of US Airways line pilots, along with Airline Division Director, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, David Bourne, will join the Amerijet pilots’ picket line in Miami.
The US Airways pilots sympathize with the Amerijet pilots’ situation, since they entered contract negotiations with US Airways management in November 2005 under the terms of a Transition Agreement at the time of the US Airways and America West merger. Because those 39 months of negotiations were largely unsuccessful, USAPA in February requested a National Mediation Board facilitator to assist the parties in reaching an agreement. US Airways management instead elected to exercise their right under the Transition Agreement to select a private mediator for the purpose of mediating contract talks. Those mediated talks continue, but no agreement has been reached.

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., the US Airline Pilots Association (USAPA) represents more than 5,000 US Airways pilots in seven domiciles across the United States.
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TACOS....... MCDU, can you say TACOS?

You hungry?
Scottsdale maybe the Pink Taco at the Mall? CU there. Oh wait. They closed down. Kind of like AWA would have.

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