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************************* goes Teamsters

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Press Release Source: Teamsters Local 618


GJet Pilots Seek Teamsters Representation
Tuesday November 8, 630pm ET
Union Expects Election Soon at Regional Carrier


ST. LOUIS, Nov. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Teamsters Local Union 618 announced today that it expects the National Mediation Board (NMB) to order a representation election for the pilots of GJet Airlines soon, in response to the pilots' request.

"The overwhelming majority of GJet pilots have expressed their desire to join the Teamsters," said Dan Heumann, Local 618 President. "We're confident that the NMB will give them the opportunity to form their union with us soon."

The Teamsters filed for representation with the NMB on September 15, the date GJet flew its first revenue-generating flight. A single-carrier petition was filed by another union soon after; the Teamsters believe this petition will be dismissed. Once the NMB concludes its investigation into the merit of the representation election, an election date will be set.

"The clear majority of pilots are in favor of becoming Teamsters," said Don Treichler, director of the Teamsters Airline Division. "We're working to help them join the union."

"We expect to achieve a fair and equitable agreement for the pilots, in order to enhance their careers and to help provide a foundation for the growth of the company," Heumann said.

GJet Airlines is a subsidiary of Trans States Holdings. Based in St. Louis, Missouri, the all-new fleet of 70-seat aircraft operates under the United Express banner.

Founded in 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents more than 1.4 million hardworking men and women throughout the United States and Canada.




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Source: Teamsters Local 618

http://www.teamsterslocal618.org/news-and-events.html

Just scroll down a little to find the info.

Is every one going to hate them if they are Union?
 
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be-400xpdriver said:
Is every one going to hate them if they are Union?

Yes, yes they will. Being union doesn't change the fact that GJ was created to screw over the TSA pilots.
 

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scary to think that it's not really the pilots but the managment pilots who were the ones that got the ball rolling on that. It seems like the company wants the ibt to represent thier pilots. Now correct me if i'm wrong but isn't a union to protect pilots from the company? I wonder how it will work with a flight manager as the MEC Chairman?

And who will be in charge of the grievance process once you do get an "industry leading" contract which the company will ignore as well as the MEC?

Yeah....Good luck with that!!!
 

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Ya know, I used to have some real respect for the IBT. Jimmy Hoffa (the Senior) was a great Union leader doing good work that improved the lives of their members and all other working folks also. Once upon a time being a Teamster meant something to be proud of. Today they are nothing but a bunch of pussies. Dan Huemann is so deep in bed with management that he is incapable of farting any more.

Management endorses, and selects the IBT to be the GayJet union because they know from the FAs that they will be ineffective and roll over for whatever the company wants. IBT is an embarrasment and offense to honest working people everywhere.

tj
 

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Also TSA's lawyer.....DH, is PERSONAL friends with the guy that will be the Teamsters rep......no wonder they went Teamsters
 

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If teamsters pick up GJETS my local 747 stickers is comeing off my flight case.
 

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Serious question, comment here:

Because of the info. I have been able to learn from this board, I will not, when the time comes, send in a resume, much less accept an interview or job with GJet.

My questions, however, is the following:

Have any of you ever stopped to consider that some of these young pilots getting on with GJet are not aware of the negative attitude and situation surrounding GJet? I know a couple of people aspiring to be pilots, like myself, who do not read these boards, or any like them. They think GJet is just another airline, like the rest. They have no idea of anything about them. They would probably apply and acccept a job blindly with GJet. If you see guys walking through the terminal with their GJet I.D. clearly showing, maybe that is one of these people.

So why do I say/ask this; Maybe we need to not be so harsh to some of the pilots, they seriously may have no idea, and also, we need to get the word out, so the other young pilots, like myself, know about GJets, and do not blindly accept a job with them.
 

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There are, perhaps one or two aspiring pilots who blindly apply for and interview for a job for which they know nothing about. Some may even accept employment without one shred of knowledge about the company they will be working for.

However, 99.99% do some amount of research about a company somewhere in the process. Do you not ask others who have gone through the process before you questions about companies?

Please, you'd have to be a deaf mute not to be aware of this issue. Then again, I've met some of the tards they're hiring. Calling them deaf mutes would be a compliment.
 

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tjsatter said:
Ya know, I used to have some real respect for the IBT. Jimmy Hoffa (the Senior) was a great Union leader doing good work that improved the lives of their members and all other working folks also. Once upon a time being a Teamster meant something to be proud of.
tj

All airline unions suck. I haven't seen any airline do squat execpt takes dues money for the past 10 years. Oh, that and stand by while their contracts are raped.

ALPA, In-house, Teamsters, what's the difference? If there wasn't an RLA making union membership basically mandatory, no-one would ever join these loser organizations.
 

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I saw a ************************* pilot yesterday at ORD enter security in terminal 2 through the exit side. There were alot of airline employees going through security on the normal right hand side at the employee line. I was exiting the airport and coming out of terminal two. He had his flight case and didn't even make eye contact with me. I thought this weird to see someone entering over on the left side. Never seen it before. He had a white badge that said *************************s in blue on it. I got a good look at badge. Some old tall skinny grey hair dork with glasses.
 

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synchoff said:
All airline unions suck. I haven't seen any airline do squat execpt takes dues money for the past 10 years. Oh, that and stand by while their contracts are raped.

ALPA, In-house, Teamsters, what's the difference? If there wasn't an RLA making union membership basically mandatory, no-one would ever join these loser organizations.

The problem with this post is that all management sux also. Management by it's very nature is an evil malignant condition and ya gots to have something between them and you, sucky though it may be, some kind of union protection is essential. Teamsters on the other hand facilitate the rape of the workers. If the GayJetters get IBT then they will truly get what they truly diserve. Fuk em.

tj
 

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tjsatter said:
The problem with this post is that all management sux also. Management by it's very nature is an evil malignant condition and ya gots to have something between them and you, sucky though it may be, some kind of union protection is essential.
tj

MOST managements suck, but not all. Witness: JetBlue, Southwest, Skywest, and (current contract talks aside) FedEx. A good management team nullifies the need for a union.

But truth is, they are the exception, not the rule. So unions pop up. But I have yet to see a airline union at the regional level do anything constructive . . . yet they DO a GREAT job taking money out of my pocket. "Union protection" is a MYTH.
 

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tjsatter said:
Ya know, I used to have some real respect for the IBT. Jimmy Hoffa (the Senior) was a great Union leader doing good work that improved the lives of their members and all other working folks also. Once upon a time being a Teamster meant something to be proud of. Today they are nothing but a bunch of pussies. Dan Huemann is so deep in bed with management that he is incapable of farting any more.

Management endorses, and selects the IBT to be the GayJet union because they know from the FAs that they will be ineffective and roll over for whatever the company wants. IBT is an embarrasment and offense to honest working people everywhere.

tj

tj __________________
Wer kampft kann verlierien, Wer nicht kampft hat schon verloren

Du hast schon verloren!
 

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synchoff said:
All airline unions suck. I haven't seen any airline do squat execpt takes dues money for the past 10 years.

Hmmm... within the last ten years didn't UAL, DAL, and NWA all sign huge pay rate increases? Even now, FedEx is still doing well. I think sometimes people have unrealistic expectations of airline unions. They aren't ever going to keep you making max dollar if your company is tanking. No organization can do that. I think people forget that all these concessionary agreements were voted in by the pilots of the airlines.
 

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jetfo said:
tj __________________
Wer kampft kann verlierien, Wer nicht kampft hat schon verloren

Du hast schon verloren!

Dir hat man wohl ins Gehirn geschissen und vergessen umzuruehren? Halt die klappe! Du kannst mich mal am Arsch lecken.

tj
 

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I thought some may be interested in seeing the full article.
http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/business/stories.nsf/smallbusiness/story/F57D9C926B52B945862570B4001E76FD?OpenDocument

Also thought this was interesting:
http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/sciencemedicine/story/D97E8D43BC0B0DB3862570B40023413E?OpenDocument&tetl=1


G0JET PILOTS LOOK TO TEAMSTERS
WHAT'S NEXT: Teamsters Local 618 expects the National Mediation Board to order a representation election soon for about 70 ************************* pilots.

An overwhelming majority of pilots at ************************* Airlines, a startup regional carrier in Bridgeton, want to join the Teamsters union, a move the world's largest pilots union has said is tantamount to career suicide.

The creation of *************************, a regional contract carrier for United Airlines, has drawn the wrath of the Air Line Pilots Association leadership, which says ************************* pilots could become pariahs in the industry if they skirt the seniority list at their sister company, Trans States Airlines. The pilots union, ALPA, represents Trans States, which has seen some of its junior pilots jump to *************************.

The names of pilots joining ************************* have been listed on a Web Site, www.*************************Pilots.com, which disparages and threatens them. ALPA does not have anything to do with the Web site, spokesman Pete Janhunen said. While it's unclear who is responsible, the site has become well known among regional airline pilots.

ALPA's dispute with ************************* is part of larger battle to preserve pilot wages and benefits. One fear is that ************************* pilots ultimately will ratify a union contract that has them flying bigger planes, but at salary levels normally reserved for pilots of smaller aircraft.

Nevertheless, Teamsters Local 618 said Tuesday it expects the National Mediation Board to order a representation election soon for about 70 ************************* pilots.

"The overwhelming majority of ************************* pilots have expressed their desire to join the Teamsters," said Dan Heumann, Local 618's president.

ALPA contends ************************* and Trans States really are one carrier, so all the jobs are tied to a current contract negotiated by ALPA, which represents 64,000 pilots at 41 airlines in the United States and Canada.

Heumann said ALPA's hard-line stance and the Web site continue to create problems for the Teamsters.

"************************* pilots find their names on Web sites. We don't know how the leaks are coming," Heumann said. "We're having our internal problems on how to put these fires out, (convincing them) that their careers are not in jeopardy."

The acrimony between the ************************* and Trans States pilots and the two unions began when Trans States Holdings, controlled by St. Louis businessman Hulas Kanodia and his family, created ************************* as a second, but separate, company to spur growth and to fly bigger planes.

ALPA has said some junior pilots at Trans States defected to ************************* so they could skirt seniority rules and attain the coveted pay and rank of a captain much faster. ALPA, whose cause has included picketing at Lambert and other airports, contends that Trans States pilots should have first crack at flying *************************'s bigger 70-seat regional jets.

Trans States operates a fleet of about 73 aircraft, none of which has more than 50 seats because of restrictions negotiated between American Airlines and its union pilots.

The restrictions are seen as a measure of job protection for major-airline pilots worried about seeing their workload outsourced to the regional pilots, who overall have lower pay and leaner benefits packages. The restriction applies to Trans States, because it operates as an AmericanConnection carrier and extends to the company's other airline agreements.

ALPA argues that ************************* is not a separate airline, but rather an "alter ego," designed to circumvent Trans States' restrictions. ************************* denies that claim and began flying as a United Express carrier last month.

tmclaughlin@post-dispatch.com 314-340-8206
 

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tjsatter said:
Dir hat man wohl ins Gehirn geschissen und vergessen umzuruehren? Halt die klappe! Du kannst mich mal am Arsch lecken.

tj

Benehmen haben sie offensichtlich nich gelernt! Vielleich sollte ich mal ihre Kommentare uebersetzen, dann koennen sie von diesen Bord verschwinden.
 

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pianoman said:
Hmmm... within the last ten years didn't UAL, DAL, and NWA all sign huge pay rate increases? Even now, FedEx is still doing well. I think sometimes people have unrealistic expectations of airline unions. They aren't ever going to keep you making max dollar if your company is tanking. No organization can do that. I think people forget that all these concessionary agreements were voted in by the pilots of the airlines.

HEY DORK, WAY TO EDIT MY POST AND TWIST MY WORDS.

I said at the REGIONAL LEVEL. Unless you're gonna cite COMAIR? You know, the airline that took contract concessions 1 year after they "won" them, and are currently furloughing big-time AND talking about greater concessions?
 
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