CA Tim Boyens Endorsement of Baron/Cook/Riggs

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Fellow pilots:

My name is Tim Boyens. I am currently a Newark 756 Captain. I have been based in Newark for all but 18 months of my 11 years at Continental. I first joined ALPA in the late 1980's and I just received my 20 year ALPA pin.

I hope you will join me in supporting and voting for Captain Jayson Baron, First Officer Tara Cook, and Captain Kaye Riggs for our LEC 170 Captain representative, First Officer Representative and Secretary-Treasurer respectively. I have known, trusted and supported Jayson and Kaye since 2000 and Tara since she was a new hire in 2005.

Jayson, Tara and Kaye are pilots first and they will always strive to keep us, the pilot ALPA members of LEC 170, at the top of the inverted ALPA pyramid structure where we belong. They are trade unionists who believe in old-fashioned collective bargaining, rather than a partnership accord with a management team that has taken advantage of us again and again.

One definition of insanity is repeating the same behavior and expecting different results. Some pilots and union officers continue to believe that a different cast of characters utilizing the same behavior can achieve different results. Different results require different behavior. Management is never going to "give" us a fair contract.

Our pilot group has changed dramatically over the past four years, but our union leadership has so far failed to catch up to those changes. Additionally, Continental is in many ways today the industry-leading U.S. global major "legacy" airline, but in most ways our pilot contract is the industry's worst.

Our hourly pay rates are plus or minus a few dollars of American Airlines pilot rates across the board, but their total cockpit cost per block hour is approximately 50% higher than ours is. Our contract language is atrocious, our retirement and benefits are inadequate and our work rules and staffing rules are virtually non-existent. We are the only large unionized pilot group with no minimum pay per duty period and no duty rigs. No pilots of an ALPA major airline should ever have to see FAA flight time and duty time regulations published in a bid package. Our work rules should protect us far beyond the 50 year old bare minimums of the FAR's.

As if the rest of our contract were not bad enough, concessions and inflation have led to the unfortunate fact that we need a 28.5 % increase in hourly pay rates to break even with our rates of 7 years ago adjusted for inflation. Those rates were nearer to the bottom of the industry than to the top at that time. We continue to fall further and further behind every single year due to inflation.

Please join me in supporting and voting for real change: Captain Jayson Baron, First Officer Tara Cook and Captain Kaye Riggs for our LEC 170 representatives. The election is now open and you can vote at the following link: https://www.ballotpoint.com/alpa/ If you have never established or have misplaced your voter credentials, you can get a replacement activation code by logging onto https://crewroom.alpa.org Next, click “My ALPA” followed by “Elections.” From this page, follow the directions to obtain a replacement activation code. Once you establish your voter credentials, your VIN and PIN become your permanent voter credentials for all MEC and local council elections.

Thank you.

Fraternally,
Captain Tim Boyens EWR 756 ALPA # 0828251
 

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Fellow pilots:

My name is Tim Boyens. I am currently a Newark 756 Captain. I have been based in Newark for all but 18 months of my 11 years at Continental. I first joined ALPA in the late 1980's and I just received my 20 year ALPA pin.

I hope you will join me in supporting and voting for Captain Jayson Baron, First Officer Tara Cook, and Captain Kaye Riggs for our LEC 170 Captain representative, First Officer Representative and Secretary-Treasurer respectively. I have known, trusted and supported Jayson and Kaye since 2000 and Tara since she was a new hire in 2005.

Jayson, Tara and Kaye are pilots first and they will always strive to keep us, the pilot ALPA members of LEC 170, at the top of the inverted ALPA pyramid structure where we belong. They are trade unionists who believe in old-fashioned collective bargaining, rather than a partnership accord with a management team that has taken advantage of us again and again.

One definition of insanity is repeating the same behavior and expecting different results. Some pilots and union officers continue to believe that a different cast of characters utilizing the same behavior can achieve different results. Different results require different behavior. Management is never going to "give" us a fair contract.

Our pilot group has changed dramatically over the past four years, but our union leadership has so far failed to catch up to those changes. Additionally, Continental is in many ways today the industry-leading U.S. global major "legacy" airline, but in most ways our pilot contract is the industry's worst.

Our hourly pay rates are plus or minus a few dollars of American Airlines pilot rates across the board, but their total cockpit cost per block hour is approximately 50% higher than ours is. Our contract language is atrocious, our retirement and benefits are inadequate and our work rules and staffing rules are virtually non-existent. We are the only large unionized pilot group with no minimum pay per duty period and no duty rigs. No pilots of an ALPA major airline should ever have to see FAA flight time and duty time regulations published in a bid package. Our work rules should protect us far beyond the 50 year old bare minimums of the FAR's.

As if the rest of our contract were not bad enough, concessions and inflation have led to the unfortunate fact that we need a 28.5 % increase in hourly pay rates to break even with our rates of 7 years ago adjusted for inflation. Those rates were nearer to the bottom of the industry than to the top at that time. We continue to fall further and further behind every single year due to inflation.

Please join me in supporting and voting for real change: Captain Jayson Baron, First Officer Tara Cook and Captain Kaye Riggs for our LEC 170 representatives. The election is now open and you can vote at the following link: https://www.ballotpoint.com/alpa/ If you have never established or have misplaced your voter credentials, you can get a replacement activation code by logging onto https://crewroom.alpa.org Next, click “My ALPA” followed by “Elections.” From this page, follow the directions to obtain a replacement activation code. Once you establish your voter credentials, your VIN and PIN become your permanent voter credentials for all MEC and local council elections.

Thank you.

Fraternally,
Captain Tim Boyens EWR 756 ALPA # 0828251
Why would anyone care what "Timmy" saw ... he was a wacko at Pan Am Express and still is ne.

Bob
 
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