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AtlasAir Struck Work Definitions

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STRUCK WORK POLICIES OF THE ATLAS MEC


A. POLAR –
No flying of additional aircraft compared to pre-strike levels, or picking up of Atlas customers, freight, or routes.

1. Limiting Polar Fleet to Pre-Strike levels -- no additional Atlas or unplanned additional aircraft to Polar after the strike deadline. This will consist of comparing operations to the existing Polar Fleet pre- strike (including taking into account the preexisting previously announced fleet enlargement plan and schedule). Operation of any new additional aircraft or transfers of aircraft from Atlas (previously owned, leased or operated by Atlas) would be considered struck work. Previously planned and “already in the pipeline” additional aircraft or transfers of aircraft from Atlas would not be considered struck work. This means that Polar crews may continue to operate their previously scheduled operations and aircraft, as well as any additional aircraft whose deliveries to Polar were legitimately planned prior to May 28, 2002 but may not have been delivered prior to 1201AM June 28, 2002. Operation of any additional Polar capacity in the form of any additional aircraft beyond that would be considered stuck work. The Atlas MEC will closely coordinate on this issue with the Polar MEC.

2. Prohibiting Polar from picking up Atlas customers, freight or routes. Limiting Polar to pre-strike traditional “Polar” flying. If Polar attempts to pick up customers, freight or routes flown by Atlas, it would be considered struck work. Again, the Atlas MEC will closely coordinate on this issue with the Polar MEC.

B. AACS – No flying of Atlas Aircraft (i.e., owned, leased or operated) or routes.


1. AACS crewmembers not to fly any Atlas aircraft.

2. AACS crewmembers not to fly routes flown by Atlas pre-strike.

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C. Requests of Other Pilot Groups
– No operation of Dry-leased Atlas Aircraft

1. Foreign Pilot Groups

· IFALPA Recruitment and Training Ban for Atlas and AACS.

2. Foreign and Domestic Pilot Groups

· No operation of Atlas aircraft dry-leased from Atlas after strike begins.

· No operation under contract which financially benefits Atlas (except for preexisting dry-leases of Atlas aircraft predating the strike).

D. GSS Issues

If GSS obtains certificate during Atlas strike, GSS pilots to fly no more than the two 747s that Atlas has flown to service the BA contract. No flights of these 2 aircraft other than per historical service pattern for BA.
 

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I am curious as to why Atlas Air pilots don't want Polar flying their routes. Polar is a seperate company and therefore they serve no benefit to Atlas Air management. In fact Polar Air trying to take over Atlas Air flying will hurt Atlas and thus give the Atlas pilots more leverage. Or is it that they are afraid that Polar will pick up too much work leaving little for Atlas when the strike is over, which could result in furloughs?
 

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Polar Air Cargo is owned by Atlas Air Holdings, Inc. The rest seems obvious to me.
 

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The way things have gone there since Chowdry die, it is not going to make any difference what happens with the pilot contract.
 

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Well now it is obvious. I did not know Atlas owned Polar.
 

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This was emailed to me. Thought I would post it here for all. Maybe it will help someone.

Folks,

Unless the company radically alters it's stance, the Atlas pilots
will strike at 0001Z on the 28th of this month. I am asking you all
for your help. Please let your pilots know, in any forum possible,
that many Atlas pilots will be needing rides home in the coming week, a lot of them from foreign destinations.

This has be a long and complicated ordeal for us and the Atlas pilots are fairly well disgusted with the whole mess. The company has followed the union busting playbook, written by Frank Lorenzo and others, almost to a fault. Because of their antics, we are sure that they will not hesitate to leave crews stranded in exotic places such as Bombay, Delhi, Taipei, and Nairobi. Any of your pilots that can help an Atlas guy needing a ride home, will for ever be remembered in our thoughts and on our Christmas card list.

Thanks for all of your support.

Atlas JS Chairman
 

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MEMO

TO: All GEM 117 Members

FROM: GEM 117 MEC

SUBJECT: Council Policy Concerning Atlas Struck Cargo

DATE: June 26, 2002

These are trying times for our segment of the industry. As you can well imagine the Atlas crewmember group has been put in a difficult situation by their company's management. Fortunately, we at Gemini have not been confronted with the difficulties that face our fellow ALPA members at Atlas. However, as members of the same industry and Association, we cannot ignore their circumstance or situation for fear of becoming victims of the same system.

We have included Atlas' "Struck Work Policies Of The Atlas MEC" below for your reference. Please note that only provisions paragraph C. 2., second bullet point applies to our operation. Your best defense is to be diligent and ensure that you do not inadvertently violate the provisions of that sub-paragraph. In addition to ensuring that we do not violate the terms of the referenced paragraph you should additionally adhere to the following guidelines:

* Respect lawfully established picket lines;
* Do not taxi your aircraft onto any dedicated Atlas ramp area(s) or their cargo facilities; or
* Do not fly any cargo that was directly transferred to your aircraft from any Atlas aircraft;

These guidelines have been coordinated with Atlas' MEC and ALPA headquarters. If you have any question concerning these policies or are confronted with a questionable situation please contact a member of your MEC immediately.

We have briefed our management on these policies and have been assured that we will not enter into any contracts with the Atlas group to fly struck cargo as a result of any job actions taken by Atlas management or their MEC. We believe this to be a good faith position by our management and applaud their reasoning and support.

Thank you for you support during these difficult times.


Sincerely,

Your MEC

Capt Rep & Chairman
Capt Dan Jenkins

F/O Rep & Vice Chairman
Mr. Dale Roberts

F/E Rep & Secretary-Treasurer
Mr. Doug Williams
 

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Strike Averted

Atlas Air, pilots reach pact, averting strike


Friday June 28, 10:39 AM EDT

PURCHASE, N.Y., June 28 (Reuters) - Cargo carrier Atlas Air early on Friday reached a tentative contract agreement with the union representing 700 pilots and flight engineers, averting a strike.

On May 29, the National Mediation Board released Atlas Air, a unit of Purchase, New York-based Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc. (CGO), and its crew members from mediated negotiations, starting a mandated 30-day cooling-off period.

That period would have ended just after midnight Friday.

"We believe this contract is both good for the company, and good for crew members, and meets the criteria we established for the resolution of this process," said Richard Shuyler, chief executive of Atlas Air.

The contract is subject to ratification by the union's members, who are represented by the Air Line Pilots Association.

Shares of Atlas Air rose 17 percent, or 62 cents, on the New York Stock Exchange to $4.12.


©2002 Reuters Limited.
 

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Not so fast Turbo. There was a TA a before and was so bad that it was overwhelmingly voted down. This one will have to have SCOPE included if it's going to get read past the first section.
 

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You guys have that problem too.....the "committe" seems to get carried away and they give everything away just to say "we agree." Hang in there.
 
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