Not Pilots...Has Skywest ever furoughed in the past?
I'm very hopeful that the VLA/part-time works (in fact, I might be a taker in the PT lines... all depends on how the benefits thing shakes out) but I tend to agree with the above. It seems, however, that everyone involved is commited to seeing this work out.If VLA and part-time lines do not get enough takers and there is ANY reduction in summer flying, I (unfortunately) figure 200 furloughs by May. If we survive the summer without furloughs and do not have a voluntary reduction in staffing, furloughs will be needed for the fall/winter schedules. I guess time will tell. I REALLY HOPE I AM WRONG.....
I wouldn't say "A LOT." There is one suggesting that on the sapa forums but I don't see anyone else supporting his ideaHaving heard personally,from the mouth of alot of the more "Senior" (legend in their on minds emphasis added) not all btw. Skywest pilots bitching about their "line values being dropped and the need for Skywest to to furlough 400 pilots so they can get mo money." Makes me want to puke.
ASA and ALPA agreed to month leaves, extended leaves for up to a year (accrue longevity, seniority, and keep health and travel benefits), and part time lines (work 2 weeks a month).SAPA is working with management to build language for VLA up to 6 months that would include medical benefits and travel. Travel benefits are being closely controlled by our lift partners, United and Delta travel benefits are somewhat "out of our hands".
None of us are immune from this economy. ASA hadn't furloughed in 31 years -- decent track record, we all thought. Doesn't help the 80 guys and gals that ultimately got cut.SkyWest has never fuloughed in 36 years, rez. Please list any ALPO carrier that can claim the same.
I wouldn't get too cocky. You guys are not out of the woods just yet. If you don't get some more flying SGU will Furlough.SkyWest has never fuloughed in 36 years, rez. Please list any ALPO carrier that can claim the same.