What does picketing do? The general public views you as a bunch of morons. Why don't you give SkyWest INC. a chance. They should start transfering ASA's assets before it gets any worse. Haven't you learned anything from the NWA mechanics?Sinca3 said:Thanks to all those that showed up for picketing today. Three years is too long to wait on a fair contract for fair treatment! Hopefully we will see some light at the end of the tunnel in the near future.
You are not very bright, are you Melit? Poor little management knob gobbler.MELIT said:What does picketing do? The general public views you as a bunch of morons. Why don't you give SkyWest INC. a chance. They should start transfering ASA's assets before it gets any worse. Haven't you learned anything from the NWA mechanics?
shamrock said:What kind of turnout was there?
SkyWest management has not even met with our MEC, let alone done a meet and greet with our pilot group or for that matter the company as a whole.Rick James said:Does any ASA guys now how SkyWest management is approaching this issue at present?
Listen. This does nothing if they think that you can simply quit and apply at another carrier. That is the stumbling block that ALPA has yet to put into the American psyche.Photoflight said:How about billboards at every airport entrance with the regional pay scales on them. Something like those priceless ads
4 years of college- 40K
4 years of flight training - another 40K
2 years of flight instructing at 10k a year
1 year of cargo at 24k a year
finally making it to an airline and taking a paycut-
One question why does everyone harp on this so much? First of all America West pays the same regargless if the A/C is a 737 Airbus or 757. Why arent you all complaining about that? CAL pays the same rate for 767 or 777 and for a 737-800 or 757 series. Jet blues EMB-190 top rate is less than skywests 50 seat rate. Granted Jet blue tops out at 12 years and it looks like skywest tops out at 18 years. The max pay on a CRJ 50 at ASA is $82/hr. Max pay on a CRJ 70 at ASA is $103. If you take the average that is $92.50/hr. Looks to me like skywest tops out at $93/hr on the 50 seat plane. Airtran pays the same rate for a 717 or a 737. A 777 has quite a few more seats than a 767 however why is there no outcry that CAL has no differential pay. I am really just curious since I am new to this type of stuff. I have been lurking for a while and have seen this harped on time and time again. I did some research on airlinepilotpay.com so the numbers may be off some. Please feel free to correct me if I am wrong. My question is why is everyone screaming about skywest flying an RJ that only has 16 more seats for the same pay as the 50 seat? It also appears their 50 seat rate is more than some of the other airlines 70 seat rates. Someone please enlighten me.ASA is a unionized pilot work force for a reason!!! OUR MANAGEMENT SCREWS US EVERY CHANCE THEY HAVE!!! Hopefully SKW will help make things better. As for losing our jobs! At least we don't fly a 70 seat airplane at 50 seat pay rates!