New USAPA Legal Action

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Following the most recent ruling in the long-running USAPA legal case, the union has decided to sue the presiding judge in the case, Judge Neil V. Lake.

While Judge Lake was delivering the ruling denying USAPA’s request for dismissal of the case, he reportedly raised his eyebrows numerous times and raised his voice toward USAPA’s counsel. USAPA’s complaint repeatedly discusses this “hostile attitude toward the defendant” and requests a change of venue for the AWA pilots vs. USAPA case, as well as punitive damages of $200 million.

“We are extremely disappointed with the lack of cooperation expressed by the Judge during this case. The harsh words in his complaint caused Union leaders to be unable to answer the toll-free safety hotline, and his blatant disregard for the Union’s case has caused immense harm to the Union as well as the hard-working BOS, CLT, DCA, LGA, and PHL-based pilots of US Airways. We are troubled by the events that have happened in his courtroom and feel the only way to obtain a fair hearing is to show him who’s boss,” noted Steve Bradford, President of USAPA.

When asked for comment, Judge Lake started muttering “How did I end up with this case?” and walked away.

This case marks the 15th legal action implemented by USAPA since the Union’s certification in April 2008.

When asked how the Union would be financing the legal bills, USAPA Spokesman, Captain James Ray, noted “The Union received a credit line increase on the Union’s US Airways Business Mastercard last week. As a result, the Union has enough funding to keep all programs fully functional, except for the ASAP program which we ended this week.”
 

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I laughed so hard I spit beer out my nose and now have it all over my uniform shirt.
 

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Following the most recent ruling in the long-running USAPA legal case, the union has decided to sue the presiding judge in the case, Judge Neil V. Lake.

While Judge Lake was delivering the ruling denying USAPA’s request for dismissal of the case, he reportedly raised his eyebrows numerous times and raised his voice toward USAPA’s counsel. USAPA’s complaint repeatedly discusses this “hostile attitude toward the defendant” and requests a change of venue for the AWA pilots vs. USAPA case, as well as punitive damages of $200 million.

“We are extremely disappointed with the lack of cooperation expressed by the Judge during this case. The harsh words in his complaint caused Union leaders to be unable to answer the toll-free safety hotline, and his blatant disregard for the Union’s case has caused immense harm to the Union as well as the hard-working BOS, CLT, DCA, LGA, and PHL-based pilots of US Airways. We are troubled by the events that have happened in his courtroom and feel the only way to obtain a fair hearing is to show him who’s boss,” noted Steve Bradford, President of USAPA.

When asked for comment, Judge Lake started muttering “How did I end up with this case?” and walked away.

This case marks the 15th legal action implemented by USAPA since the Union’s certification in April 2008.

When asked how the Union would be financing the legal bills, USAPA Spokesman, Captain James Ray, noted “The Union received a credit line increase on the Union’s US Airways Business Mastercard last week. As a result, the Union has enough funding to keep all programs fully functional, except for the ASAP program which we ended this week.”
That is awesome USAPA pissing one person off at a time
 

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This spoof is a hoot but the real thing is even better. At the hearings back in November on the union request for dismissal the Judge called the attorney for US-c-a-b-a "Mr Semen".
 

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"We are troubled by the events that have happened in his courtroom and feel the only way to obtain a fair hearing is to show him who’s boss,” noted Steve Bradford, President of USAPA.

While I think USAPA is an embarrassment to the entire profession, how can you guys keep a clown like Bradford in charge of things? How on earth do you think you will ever prevail with comments like this. Ok, so you get rid of this judge....do you think the next judge is going to appreciate being showed "who is boss?" Bradford has stepped on his wang repeatedly and is making you all a laughing stock.
 

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Carefull guys, this looks alot like racketeering, in usapa's view. History shows they don't look kindly on such criminal activities.
 

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Following the most When asked how the Union would be financing the legal bills, USAPA Spokesman, Captain James Ray, noted “The Union received a credit line increase on the Union’s US Airways Business Mastercard last week. As a result, the Union has enough funding to keep all programs fully functional, except for the ASAP program which we ended this week.”
This so-called union has not got a dime from me. I'm not going to finance lawsuits against fellow pilots.
 

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"We are troubled by the events that have happened in his courtroom and feel the only way to obtain a fair hearing is to show him who’s boss,” noted Steve Bradford, President of USAPA.

While I think USAPA is an embarrassment to the entire profession, how can you guys keep a clown like Bradford in charge of things? How on earth do you think you will ever prevail with comments like this. Ok, so you get rid of this judge....do you think the next judge is going to appreciate being showed "who is boss?" Bradford has stepped on his wang repeatedly and is making you all a laughing stock.
They are no more of an embarrassment to the profession than ALPA. ALPA never met a give-back it didn't like. The leaders of ALPA will give anything and everything away for the line pilot as long as they keep theirs.
 

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USAPA fought very hard to fight the AWA pilots suit being granted Class Action status. They lost both with Judge Lake and with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. They are screwed
 

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They are no more of an embarrassment to the profession than ALPA. ALPA never met a give-back it didn't like. The leaders of ALPA will give anything and everything away for the line pilot as long as they keep theirs.
I beg to disagree. Bradford is a huge embarrassment. Last I checked in regards to ALPA, our negotiating committee and MEC are handling our contract at Alaska...not ALPA national. They are helping with money, lawyers and contract specialists in a support role. They are not dictating the terms of the contract. Did ALPA National force something on you or was it the binding arbitration YOU ALL AGREED TO??? In regards to TWA, sure ALPA screwed them over and I wish someone would have been held accountable. But, nobody is perfect. This joke of a union president at USAPA though is unbelievable. If you want to go anywhere me thinks you have to fire his a$$ and get someone else in there that knows how to work with others.
 

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I don't work for US Air. I do not know all the details of what's going on over there. As an ALPA pilot at another legacy, I am glad there is finally a group who had the backbone to oust them for their wrongs. I wish my airline would de-certify ALPA.
 

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I don't work for US Air. I do not know all the details of what's going on over there. As an ALPA pilot at another legacy, I am glad there is finally a group who had the backbone to oust them for their wrongs. I wish my airline would de-certify ALPA.
Correct me if I am wrong, but didn't binding arbitration that both sides agree to put US Air pilots in this situation? What did ALPA do to the US Air Pilots? Last I checked, they tossed ALPA because it was the only chance they had to nullify the binding arbitration. I am not a huge ALPA fan, but tell me, what did ALPA National do in this situation?
 

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Correct me if I am wrong, but didn't binding arbitration that both sides agree to put US Air pilots in this situation? What did ALPA do to the US Air Pilots? Last I checked, they tossed ALPA because it was the only chance they had to nullify the binding arbitration. I am not a huge ALPA fan, but tell me, what did ALPA National do in this situation?

NOTHING!
 

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Last I checked, they tossed ALPA because it was the only chance they had to nullify the binding arbitration.

Who did you check with? Did you check that here on FlightNoRealInfo.com?
 

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They are no more of an embarrassment to the profession than ALPA. ALPA never met a give-back it didn't like. The leaders of ALPA will give anything and everything away for the line pilot as long as they keep theirs.
Isn't it in the best interest of ALPA to keep the number from which they take 1.95% as high as possible? I mean if you think that they are that corrupt, why would they want to choke off their personal ATM?

Additionally, name an accomplishment that USAPA can take credit for. What has been provided in exchange for millions in dues money? Where's the promised value?
 

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ALL ABOARD!! THE ALPA BLAME TRAIN IS ABOUT TO LEAVE THE STATION!! PASSENGERS BE SURE TO HAVE YOUR TRAIN TICKETS PUNCHED BY OUR CONDUCTORS: BeCareful, MCDU, et al.

CHUGA CHUGA CHUGA CHUGA....WHOO...WHOO:p
 

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Last I checked, they tossed ALPA because it was the only chance they had to nullify the binding arbitration.
Who did you check with? Did you check that here on FlightNoRealInfo.com?
I think that the the original USAPA constitution had something along those lines as their number one reason for their formation. I remember reading something like that on their website when they originally formed or were campaigning for votes. I even think that those lines from the original constitution are being used as evidence against USAPA in the Addington DFR case.

Regardless, to deny that the seniority list was the main reason for ousting ALPA is delusional.
 
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