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CLEARY-MOWREY = No Contract & No Money For USAirways Pilots

T2Bus

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USAPA's Latest Shopping Trip


The infamous phrase "The Truth Shall Set You Free!" couldn’t be more applicable to the predicament of the US Airways pilots. No matter which side of the Mississippi you reside, the finality of the seniority integration must be accepted. Yet, it seems as though Mr. Cleary and his posse that run USAPA need another court to reaffirm this reality. Their wild goose chase in pursuit of the unattainable continues to lead the 5000+ pilots they supposedly represent further and further away from a joint contract. USAPA’s pursuit is holding back hundreds of millions in cold hard dollars. Mr. Cleary must have missed the Union 101 class that teaches instructions on a union's primary purpose: The negotiation of better pay, benefits, and working conditions for all of its members and not dictatorial dominance at all cost.

As some may have heard, USAPA embarked on another futile pursuit by filing an appeal in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. We liken this petition to just another shopping trip as USAPA is hoping that fresh faces with slightly fresher words and case law will sway a brand new panel of neutrals. As has been outlined in our recent fact based communications, this effort at shopping a story filled with deception and lies will bring just another fat legal bill and little in the shopping bag for the cost and effort. The USAPA leaders need their credit cards taken away AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

USAPA and their crack attorney Lee Seham also filed a Motion to Expedite Briefing and Oral Argument. In this 19 page brief, one that could have been handled in a quarter of the pages (Think Seham and padding his wallet), the same stories of "windfall" and "unfair" treatment thrive throughout. We were impressed that the word "Classic" is now being used to describe Date-of-Hire seniority versus the nauseating "Gold Standard" approach. Was that term Gold Standard being overused, or was this new description used to tone down the rhetoric and convey a less pompous disposition before the Judges of the 9th? After all, it appears Judge Wake and the jury was less than impressed with Mr. Seham’s lack of respect for their jurisdiction. Despite putting new polish on the turd, the 9th will not be swayed from the depths of USAPA’s deviant behavior. In fact, it’s highly unlikely that any court in this great land will be deceived by their nonsense.

A recent USAPA legal update announced plans to rebut TheEye's three part FACT based series titled "Why USAPA Will Lose on Appeal." They’ve named their series "What the Cases Really Say,” as if there is some hidden code that we supposedly naive and uniformed pilots may have missed. While we congratulate this effort at transparency, we must caution that USAPA's opinions on case law have been shoddy and WRONG since Mr. Bradford’s very first law firm "shopping trip" back in May 2007. Virtually none of the case law has held up to the scrutiny of the court system and it is highly doubtful that this pattern will change anytime soon.

In our ongoing efforts to disseminate the truth, TheEye will continue its legally accurate articles with a new series titled "What the Cases Really Say...the True Meaning of USAPA Case Law." Our pilot group has been hungry and long overdue the truth from USAPA. After the evidence uncovered during the Addington Trial, it has become blatantly obvious that truth and clarity have escaped the USAPA leadership and Mr. Seham on an all too frequent basis.

As Judge Wake stated in his recent holding,

"...USAPA has at various stages misstated law, facts, and procedural history with frequent recourse to the 'contradiction or confusion...produced by a medley of judicial phrases severed from their environment.'"

It is time for all US Airways pilots to rise up and denounce the lies and demand an end to this charade. Hundreds of millions have been lost and will never be recovered by our struggling group. It is long overdue for all pilots to realize that Mike Cleary and Randy Mowrey are a dead end game in the group's objective to obtain greater pay and benefits.


Cleary-Mowrey = NO Contract-No Money

Posted by TheEye at 7/31/2009 3:52 PM | Add Comment
 

Raoul Duke

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They should add a section that says "what our finances really say" and they can explain why they gave themselves 40%+ raises when everyone else gets nothing.
 

T2Bus

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They should add a section that says "what our finances really say" and they can explain why they gave themselves 40%+ raises when everyone else gets nothing.


During recent testimony USAPA Communications Committee Chairman Scott Theuer
discussed USAPA’s FAQ’s. Theuer testified that “union officials would be paid no more than
what their seniority can hold,” however, without Member input the new democratic union lead
by the BPR changed the Officers and Key Committee Members’ pay structure.

One of the biggest benefactors of the new USAPA pay program is Note Taker, F/O Dean
Colello, who now has a 47.3% pay raise and whose monthly earnings rocketed from $7,225 to
$10,605! Not bad for a Note Taker who has a total of 9 days of negotiations scheduled for the
remainder of 2009 where note taking is required.

Here are the new pay figures for the USAPA Negotiating “Advisory” Committee members.
Once again, greed isn’t limited to just Corporations or Wall Street:

Paul DiOrio, New dues-funded USAPA Pay: $127,260+ (up 73.2%)
Dean Colello (The NAC Note Taker), New dues-funded USAPA Pay: $127,260+ (up 47.3%)

USAPA Pay, however, has not as significantly improved the fortunes of 2 other NAC
members.

Jeff Davis, New dues-funded USAPA Pay: $180,300+ (up 7.1%)
Mark Burdick, New dues-funded USAPA Pay: $156,840+ (up 8.2%)
 

NuGuy

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Heyas,

Any appeal to the 9th circuit should be cause for concern. Their rullings can be fairly random, and even if your case is strong, they might reward the loser with a "consolation prize" for playing.

Nu
 
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