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Bad time for a contract? - regional side

JT12345

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FAA rule changes on rest. That means we may not need to negotiate duty day and rest rules in contract language if the FAA regs are just as good.

Reform coming on healthcare that could change the bottom line on benefits.

Should pilots be signing contracts this year?
 

JustaNumber

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Should pilots be signing contracts this year?
If your airline name begins with "P" and ends with "innacle", then the answer is NO!!!!!!! (I imagine it would take well beyond the end of the year to renegotiate every piece of garbage in that TA).

As for everyone else, short contract extensions with some minor tweaks might be worth considering.
 

pdub20s

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with the improved regs from the FAA it should allow more leverage for negotiations. Your NC could spend more time negotiating on other aspects of the contract.
 

flyf15

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It really is unfortunate that valuable negotiating capital has to be used to negotiate for safety.

Someone should write a news article about how union officials are forced to choose in contract negotiations whether to obtain adequate pay or adequate sleep for their pilots.

Sleep so we can safely do our jobs isn't compensation, its ridiculous that we have to pay for it.
 
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