- Jul 21, 2004
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This sets a dangerous precedent that an airline that once (and currently) has a strong all cargo division, employing well over 100 senority list pilots, is now creating an international joint venture to have its cargo flown by non-senority list, non-american pilots.
Even if it is not currently meant for ANC/NRT flying, in the future if Delta so chooses to run dedicated cargo flights through this portion of the world, do you think they will order and fly aircraft with senority list Delta pilots or add someone like Korean Air Cargo to the their cargo joint venture? I think I know the answer...
Open your eyes man... We don't have a cargo division beyond the end of this year, and then they sign this. If that isn't a replacement, I don't know what it is. Just because they are flying in a different theater doesnt mean they arent hauling dedicated cargo around that could be widebody captain positions at our airline.
Perhaps now is the time for your ENTIRE pilot group to storm the doors of the next MEC meeting!
Nothing changes unless EVERYONE does their part to change it. The MEC should be downright bombarded FACE to FACE and overthrown ASAP. Perhaps now would be a good time to let the NWA guys who actually seemed to not be working for MGT step in from here?
Why wait for the next MEC meeting. According to my very reliable source, the largest LEC at DAL and probably in ALPA, Council 44, will have a meeting on June 23rd. On the advanced agenda will be a resolution asking the LEC to brief the council on scope issues and provide a periodic "scope report card" to the council. How many will actually show up and demand periodic accounting of DAL scope practices?
Why don't the rest of the Councils demand the same from their reps? The resolution will be directing the council to provide the brief and reports, not the MEC. Hard to table your own councils' resolution.
Will this resolution get shot down, due to lack of interest in scope matters, or are the line pilots actually interested in scope and will they make the effort to show up and vote?
What time is the meeting? I've got an A-period that morning.
They typically start around 10am. Standby to hear more from your council when the advanced agenda is published. If you show up bring three proxies, if you can't make it, make sure some one votes your proxy. More info to follow, including proxy info.
JMHO, but a large turnout is a clear signal on this issue and could signal others to follow, LEC after LEC. If no one shows up, then obviously the young Turks at 44/MEC are on their own and have fallen on their proverbial sword.
Very important LEC elections this fall, nearly 1/3 of the roll call votes. Watch to see who speaks against and who speaks for, who's voting against and who is voting for.