ALPA Press Release on Mesa TA

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After years of working under a substandard contract, on December 10 the Mesa Air Group pilots ratified a new agreement that contains numerous industry-standard and industry-leading provisions. However, the pilot group was split nearly even on its support for this agreement, indicating that management still needs to do much work to provide the necessary benefits and stability for Mesa and its code-share partners, investors, and passengers.
“This new agreement represents a step forward for all Mesa pilots,” said Capt. Kevin Wilson, Mesa MEC chairman. “No concessions were made for this contract, which is no small feat, given the state of our company and the industry. Thanks to our negotiators and the support of ALPA, we were able to achieve significant quality-of-life and other improvements at or above industry average.”
The Mesa pilots’ contract became amendable in September 2007. Facing an industry in crisis due to a slowing economy and skyrocketing fuel prices, the Mesa MEC pursued an expedited process for a short-term agreement that would significantly improve the lives of their pilots, attract and retain professional pilots, and place the Mesa pilots at the forefront of the next bargaining cycle.
After just 10 months of negotiations, the Negotiating Committee reached a tentative agreement (TA) with management. On October 2, the MEC approved this TA to go to the membership for ratification, and the vote closed Wednesday with nearly 77 percent of eligible pilots voting on this agreement. Of the votes cast, 51 percent of pilots voted in favor of the agreement.
“Many pilots voiced their distrust in the company during the road shows and expressed their lack of faith in the company’s desire to abide by any agreement,” added Capt. Wilson. “Trust is an integral part of any agreement, and we have communicated our pilots’ concerns to the company. While changes are taking place, the outcome of this vote is a clear indication that there is still much work to be done.”
This new collective bargaining agreement will provide Mesa pilots with immediate scheduling and quality-of-life improvements, including a true definition of scheduled or actual flying time and the implementation of a preferential bidding system (PBS) that will allow the pilots to have more control over their schedules. Additionally, the pilots can expect to be back at the bargaining table in 21 months to work toward more improvements with what they hope will be a healthier company in a more stable industry.
 

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"PBS" This is gonna be good, SKYW abuses PBS, bet Mesa will take notes and rise to a new low.
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P.S. If they go till Jan 1 09
 

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you guys got screwed. i was their for the first POS conract, at least their was an excuse - F8 A listers. their is no excuse for this one. a list needs to be made of the 418 that voted yes. this new contract is worse than the old one. no cost of living or date of sigining pay increase. line holders get 2 more days off a year. No pay increase till the contract expires. what a joke. I am imbarassed for my friends who still work there. and your gonna get screwed with PBS
 
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I voted yes, but I reserve the right to regret my decision a few months down the road.
 

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Really?

There

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Sorry cooper - i dont claim to be a great speller. but the european keyboards are different than the us ones. asa sucks as well - enjoy your barbie jet.
 

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There's "400" stickers over at mesahub for those who voted no. (400) No word yet on the 418 stickers.
 

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There's "400" stickers over at mesahub for those who voted no. (400) No word yet on the 418 stickers.
These stickers will really make a difference to help unify a pliot group... NOT!!! ...W
 

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There's "400" stickers over at mesahub for those who voted no. (400) No word yet on the 418 stickers.
These stickers will really make a difference to help unify a pliot group... NOT!!! ...

Double Post...Sorry
 

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There's "400" stickers over at mesahub for those who voted no. (400) No word yet on the 418 stickers.
I heard that there has already been 1000 of those sold!

Or were there only 400 total stickers made?
 

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Do You Still Wear The Purple Windbreakers..
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The Real Question Is..
Do You Still Wear The Purple Windbreakers..
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Nope…couldn’t find one to fit around my beer gut. But I did keep the “Let’s Roll” ball cap. It helps me avoid sun burn on my bald spot.
 

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Done!
I saw the term "Industry Leading" in there. Was that in regards to Mesa picking a new supplier of higher quality Plywood Sheets?

Are the Mesa pilots going to get serious about "Takin' in Back" in 21 months?
 

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"PBS" This is gonna be good, SKYW abuses PBS, bet Mesa will take notes and rise to a new low.
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P.S. If they go till Jan 1 09
How do you rise to a new low? ;)
 

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“This new agreement represents a step forward for all Mesa pilots,” said Capt. Kevin Wilson, Mesa MEC chairman. “No concessions were made for this contract, which is no small feat, given the state of our company and the industry. Thanks to our negotiators and the support of ALPA, we were able to achieve significant quality-of-life and other improvements at or above industry average.”
Idiots. I'd find where this guy lives and beat him, for even putting this POS contract on the table for you goats to vote on.
Thats ALPO for you! Hang a carrot infront of your face long enough, you donkeys will bite on anything.
 
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