If the AEPA is elected we hope that the current MEC leadership and committee members will be willing to be re-elected. Should any vacancies occur, interim elections will be held.
So no material leadership change, and of course no changes in the contract either. The only real, legitimate justfication is the following:The current contract would remain in effect. The Agreement is between the Company and the air line pilots in the service of the Company as represented by…. It is not an Agreement between the Company and ALPA.
But frankly I'm not sure why an ALPA affiliated MEC cannot accomplish this goal. Assuming you were able to come up with an agreement in which all AMR pilots were to come under common representation, I presume the problem is who will represent the pilot group, the APA or ALPA. The APA was able to swallow the TWA pilots with a strong APA majority. Is the fear that in a single carrier the ex-Eagle guys and the ex-TWA guys together could finally outvote the APA loyalists? And of course it's those who you would need to win over to merge in the first place. Seems like the AEPA would be for the most part a show of humility to the APA. Correct me where I'm wrong.By changing to AEPA, it will allow the American Eagle pilots to negotiate directly with the APA in an effort to achieve a mutually acceptable single representational arrangement.
Your statements are accurate but miss the point completely.DLSouthernjets said:Eaglefly-
Delta pilots got a crappy contract back in 1996.
Why? Because idiot pilots voted FOR it.
Who's fault? Our fault. We could blame ALPA national, but it wouldn't change things one iota.