If the highlights of your TA are true! Man vote that turd down!
ALPA national, is that the best you can do for them?
It wasn't ALPA national that sold us out, it was MEM union leadership, MEM influence on negotiators and MEM negotiators. Just my impression, with some information to back it up. Lots of protect my senior job at ALL cost mentality from some leadership down there. Also, a TOTAL lack of any give a sh!t of the junior guys from them as well. It is sad, we were sold out from within.
Don't say anything like that on airlinkpilots, otherwise you'll get 3 pages of gushing about how our union volunteers walk on water and should be treated like gods...
I had a union negotiator in my recurrent class (end of March 09), he had been bought out of every single trip since Jan 2009. What were they doing during all that time?
It's certainly not earth shattering... and really not much of an improvement off of what was already there.
If I were still there, there would be nothing really enticing me to vote yes on it (other than finally having a contract and that big shiny W2 based signing bonus distrubution...blargh!)
Keep in mind the senior leadership- specifically one of the ones that was recalled- stated that "rigs are a bad thing." ...among many other gems.
The contract no matter what isn't going to be "bar raising"... you're fooling yourself if you expect that. However, I would have expected at least industry standard rigs, deadhead pay, and especially rsv workrules. The junior guys on reserve got tossed under the bus, run over, and then backed up again with this piece of work.
Good luck guys....here's an endsorsement for a big solid no.