- Feb 7, 2004
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Anyone other than me think it's time?
So three years for nothing! Wake up and smell the sh!t, they will continue to reinterpret the old contract until we have basicly taken consessions. Sometimes you have to draw a line in the sand and say enough is enough. Out of curiosity where do you fall on the seniorty list?ASADriver said:I vote NO! Look around fool!
people like you have a great knack at displaying incredible imaturity....I vote with the others, you can leave at anytime. Oh and by the way....I am what is known in the airline industry as "senior" to you.outtahere said:So three years for nothing! Wake up and smell the sh!t, they will continue to reinterpret the old contract until we have basicly taken consessions. Sometimes you have to draw a line in the sand and say enough is enough. Out of curiosity where do you fall on the seniorty list?
propjockey said:Disclaimer: My knowledge about the NMB and the legalities of going on strike is limited.
That being said, I find it hard to believe the NMB would release ASA pilots for a strike with a brand new owner. Logic suggests that the previous three years of negotiations are not relevant to the current situation. After all, it certainly isn't SkyWest, Inc. that's been dragging its feet in negotiations all this time. Patience is required to see how things will evolve. The winds of change seem unusually unpredictable lately.
atrdriver said:Skywest management could have very easily come in and told ASA managemenet to get the contracts (pilots, f/a's, and soon dispatchers) finished up in a hurry as a show of good faith. They didn't do that. They have apparantly instructed ASA management to continue with their stalling tactics. Most of this pilot group is getting pretty tired of having our current contract re-interpreted at managements whim. That coupled with 3 years of no progress is getting old. I'm not saying that I would or would not vote for a strike, but I'm about sick and tired ("and tired" always follows sick) of management gutting what we already have.
skystud25 said:SkyWest management doesn't owe you any display of "good faith." What did you expect, them to come in and say "hey negotiators, even though we have all this other stuff going on regarding the purchase, go ahead and give the ASA pilots that contract they've been asking for real quick as a show of good faith, even though our pilots have been sitting on an expired agreement too." You're lucky you didn't get your "big contract" before you were bought, you might be going the way of Comair and who knows where those airplanes would be going. Oh yeah, welcome to the family.
601Pilot said:Yes, it is time. The MEC is meeting this week to discuss this issue. Hopefully, we will take a strike vote in the very near future. I guess these
other guys/gals like being screwed over by crew scheduling and crew planning and they don't mind that the company has not been negotiating in good faith. If I was in management, I would have done the same thing. What benefit is it to them for us to have a new contract? We are still doing the same job as we were before our amendable date. With the cost of living increasing by 2% every year, we are actually taking a pay cut every year. I agree it could be worse, but it could also be better. You have got to have some faith in the process; a strike vote is just another step. It does not necessarily mean we will strike. I was hoping we would have had this ironed-out by the holidays, but it looks like it will be the spring before the ball gets rolling.