• This site moved from forums.flightinfo.com to flightinfo.com. Please update your bookmarks.

Cal Alpa Wall Street March - All Cal Pilots Must Read

CAL EWR B737

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 10, 2005
Posts
652
Total Time
15,000
CAL PILOTS TO MARCH ON WALL STREET

SPSC

YOUR ATTENDENCE IS REQUIRED

THIS MEANS YOU!



What: CAL Pilots picket and march on Wall Street. Rally to follow.

When: Wednesday, March 12th 0800-1600


Where: An 0800 event briefing will be conducted at the Newark Airport Hotel (formerly the DoubleTree). Complimentary shuttle service is available from P-4 to the hotel.

Buses leave from Newark Airport Hotel and will return at approximately 1600. Parking is available at the hotel free of charge.


You may use your own transportation to the city. NYC staging area will be determined at a later date.


Attire: Full uniform including hat, overcoat optional. News media will be contacted.


This is your chance to stand “shoulder to shoulder” with your fellow pilots to show our resolve.


Let Continental management know WE control our future. Regardless of the path; consolidation or Section 6 negotiations, the pilots of Continental will NOT let management take advantage of us. Our loan from Contract ‘02 is coming due. Now is the time for complete repayment, plus interest.

No excuses. Be a part of this historic event as CAL pilots march in unity.

The Wall Street march will be followed by a rally in Battery Park.

Advance reservations ARE required.


Sign up on the CALALPA.ORG


website or call 281.925.4641.
 
Last edited:

PCL_128

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 21, 2002
Posts
15,296
Total Time
5000+
Good luck to you guys. Sounds like it should be a great event.
 

STL717

CL-215 Lake James, NC
Joined
Jun 3, 2003
Posts
251
Total Time
lots
This is a common battle for all airline pilots.

Every union in section 6 negotiations should coordinate for a specific day when each union pickets in their appropriate location. If we had 5 different airlines’ pilots picketing in 5 different locations in the US on the same day the media and the public would notice.

I suspect it would turn some heads in management and elsewhere.
 

Jonny Sacko

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 22, 2005
Posts
748
Total Time
changs
This is a common battle for all airline pilots.

Every union in section 6 negotiations should coordinate for a specific day when each union pickets in their appropriate location. If we had 5 different airlines’ pilots picketing in 5 different locations in the US on the same day the media and the public would notice.

I suspect it would turn some heads in management and elsewhere.
Brilliant idea, which should have happened every year regardless of contract or not, but this would now require the traitor called Prater to do something.
 

pipe

fuggedaboutit
Joined
Oct 27, 2005
Posts
660
Total Time
8K
I'm making my sign right now:

"CAL Pilots on Wall Street - Lowering the per capita income on Wall Street. Takin' it back to 1928."

Just kidding guys. Seriously though, who on Wall Street will care about a pilot picket? The guys that need to see the picket are locked in a $10,000/day penthouse somewhere with Glenn Tilton.

PIPE
 

Uniform Shop

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 3, 2006
Posts
176
Total Time
9,000
I'm making my sign right now:

"CAL Pilots on Wall Street - Lowering the per capita income on Wall Street. Takin' it back to 1928."

Just kidding guys. Seriously though, who on Wall Street will care about a pilot picket? The guys that need to see the picket are locked in a $10,000/day penthouse somewhere with Glenn Tilton.

PIPE
You are joking right? You don't think marching down the streets with 250+ pilots in one of the most populated city's in the world will get any attention. Where should we march instead? In front of CAL headquarters in IAH where if you're lucky it might make a brief spot on the local 6 news.
 

AA717driver

A simpler time...
Joined
Mar 27, 2003
Posts
4,911
Total Time
+/-13k
I'm as big a cynic as anyone but I do believe it would have an impact.

Having pilots from ALL airlines on one day march on WS would have a bigger impact. (Having EVERY pilot from EVERY airline would REALLY make an impression but I don't think we could pull that off...YET! ) TC
 

pipe

fuggedaboutit
Joined
Oct 27, 2005
Posts
660
Total Time
8K
You are joking right? You don't think marching down the streets with 250+ pilots in one of the most populated city's in the world will get any attention. Where should we march instead? In front of CAL headquarters in IAH where if you're lucky it might make a brief spot on the local 6 news.
Call me a cynic, but I don't think anyone that matters will give a flying F*CK.

Today's CEOs understand hardball. This ain't hardball. They have played hardball with us. We got our a$$e$ handed to us.

Using the same old tactics against these guys will get you nowhere. Gotta get a new bag of tricks guys.

PIPE
 
Last edited:

PCL_128

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 21, 2002
Posts
15,296
Total Time
5000+
No, this stuff works. This gets us media attention, and it gets us attention from the institutional investors. Institutional investors don't like labor unrest. If they worry that it will affect their investments too much, they'll put pressure on management to make a deal, and the only people that management listens to nowadays are the big Wall Street investment firms and hedge funds. If you get their attention, then you get management's attention.
 

pipe

fuggedaboutit
Joined
Oct 27, 2005
Posts
660
Total Time
8K
I'm probably way too cynical. Big business has gotten so freaking cutthroat that labor unrest probably attracts capital. It tells the Donald Trumps that "hey, these guys must really be pushing their labor costs down".

Happy employees means that pay and benefits are too high. Like I said, I'm probably too cynical.

PIPE
 

jonjuan

Honey Ryder
Joined
Feb 26, 2004
Posts
4,155
Total Time
3,000+
No, this stuff works. This gets us media attention, and it gets us attention from the institutional investors. Institutional investors don't like labor unrest. If they worry that it will affect their investments too much, they'll put pressure on management to make a deal, and the only people that management listens to nowadays are the big Wall Street investment firms and hedge funds. If you get their attention, then you get management's attention.
Except for the fact that most investment banks are no longer downtown, they have moved to Midtown. Most hedge funds are now in Greenwich, CT and Bermuda, not on Wall Street.
 

PCL_128

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 21, 2002
Posts
15,296
Total Time
5000+
Except for the fact that most investment banks are no longer downtown, they have moved to Midtown. Most hedge funds are now in Greenwich, CT and Bermuda, not on Wall Street.
A picket in Greenwich, CT won't yield as much publicity as a picket on Wall Street. Having a few hundred pilots walk down Wall Street with picket signs will produce media coverage on CNBC, Fox Business News, Bloomberg, etc... A picket in Connecticut would hardly be noticed.
 
Top