- Dec 4, 2001
- Total Time
Why would APA want to get USAPA all over themselves when they don't have to. A pure integration proposal from APA without USAPA's controversial DOH nonsense insulates them from being dragged into the east-west food fight. If an arbitrator subsequently decides that DOH is the only fair integration methodology (fat chance), then Leonidas can take it up with them, but APA keeps it's hands clean.
The sooner USAPA is cut out of the picture, the sooner the merger can be consummated.
It's not going to happen that way. The APA's single carrier status filing will take at least 10 month's from the POR. 90 days after the POR, USAPA and APA will have already have started SL negotiations. 15 days after that, the arbitrator panel will be selected. 60 days after that, the arbitration process will begin. The arbitration process, minus the final award, will be completed months before the APA becomes the bargaining agents for both (all three) pilot groups.
The payrates in the years beyond the Transition still are part of the Joint negotiations with the company, so we'll have to see if the Pie that was sold in the MOU is what actually ends up on our plate.
That is just not true. The pay rates are done. The pay rates, starting in 2016, are +2% or parity with DAL/UAL which is equal to a 24% increase. The only reason that the parity pay rates are not nailed down, is because the average of DAL/UAL in 2016 is an unknown. Delta's pilot contract is amendable in 2015, so barring another economic downturn, our parity rates in 2016 will go up if the Delta pilots get a raise.