Spirit Picketing at FLL - Labor Day

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Spirit Picketing at FLL - Labor Day

ALPA and Union brothers and sisters,

SPA MEC will hold an informational picketing on Monday, September 1st, from 1000 a.m. to 1200 noon at FLL - Terminal 4.
Come join us if you are in the area and have the time.

Help us stand up to management and their attempt to destroy our contracts and demoralize our profession.

Thanks and see you there,
BrazPilot
 

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URGHHHHHHHHH!!!!

stand together and show does B-ches!!!
 

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F/As welcome to join you? I get in about 10am that day LOL would be happy to join that!!!!
 

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Release #08.SPA5
August 29, 2008
Spirit Pilots Spend Labor Day Demanding Management Honor Contracts
Pilots to Picket at Fort Lauderdale Airport to Highlight Management Failures
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.—Spirit pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), will conduct informational picketing Monday at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Airport, one of the main hubs of Spirit Airlines. Just recently, Spirit Airlines management announced that it will require many of the 70 pilots it plans to furlough on September 1 to fly after their furlough date—a blatant breach of the labor contract.

Picketing will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Monday, September 1, at the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Airport main terminal, 100 Aviation Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale.
Pilot leaders representing the union will be available for interviews.
“Every week brings a new contract violation,” said Captain Sean Creed, chair of the Spirit unit of ALPA. “The latest ploy—demanding that furloughed pilots continue to fly and be available to fly after their furlough date, and then refusing to pay them the compensation called for in our contract—is an absurd insult that many managers can’t justify with a straight face. These pilots need to find new jobs to support their families and our woefully understaffed carrier is exploiting them. It’s yet another example of how our management from its highest level holds our contract in contempt—and why we need to take back our company.”
Spirit Airlines furloughed 45 pilots on August 1, and announced further plans to furlough 70 on September 1. Almost immediately following the August furloughs, the company made outrageous public claims that pilots had staged a “sick-in.” However, the staff shortage that caused flights to be cancelled was a direct result of furloughing staff without a commensurate reduction in flying. Management continues to address staffing issues by violating the contract, without addressing the underlying problems—poor planning and unrealistic scheduling.
Founded in 1931, ALPA is the world’s largest pilot union and represents 55,000 pilots at 40 airlines in the U.S. and Canada, including more than 500 pilots at Spirit Airlines. Visit the ALPA website at http://www.alpa.org.
 

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so let me get this straight:

spirit furloughs people but wants them to come fly when their short, like a ready reserve,


tell me this taqctic doesnt work.

UFB!!!

i would tell them to ************************* OFF and send me a recall letter and maybe reset your 30 day notice or seomthing
 

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The contract states that any furloughs (reduction bids) are effective on the 1st of a any given month.
Spirit furloughed a group on August 1st and suffered flight cancellations due to lack of staffing/planning. Even an F/O on a FLL-Kingston turn refused to fly back because the return leg was delayed to early hours of August 1st and he was technically furloughed. The flight cancelled in Kingston and the whole crew went to a hotel. He had balls!
Anyway. Another group was to be furloughed on September 1st, but the company, breaking the contract, changed the date to Sept 4th to cover the transition period. Spirit made every furloughed pilot bid for September (everyone got reserve) and is refusing to pay the line value of 72 hours. As of September 4th, they will be on the streets and be paid only the 3 days of reserve.
Very convenient to the company, right?

so let me get this straight:

spirit furloughs people but wants them to come fly when their short, like a ready reserve,


tell me this taqctic doesnt work.

UFB!!!

i would tell them to ************************* OFF and send me a recall letter and maybe reset your 30 day notice or seomthing
 
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i dont advocate calling in sick, but i think they should send a message, *************************'em and feed'em grits
 

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UFB....................horrible plan Spirit MGT. This will only unify the pilots. You are accustomed to having a split pilot group - that won't happen now.

Reap what you sow Spirit..........
 

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asked a reltive going through the airport today to look at them to see what was going on and he said they were just standing in 3 seperate groups just milling around talking....said he did not see any real picket signs or information. what gives?
 
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I just saw the line it was pretty impressive...the three groups seemed to be covering the three doors at terminal 4, where the most traffic in and out of the building is...you know by the doors.
 

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asked a reltive going through the airport today to look at them to see what was going on and he said they were just standing in 3 seperate groups just milling around talking....said he did not see any real picket signs or information. what gives?
The FLL airport authorities didn't allow actual marching up and down the terminal. We were allowed several groups of 4 pilots in different "zones" to hold up our signs and make our messages get across. We had a very good pilot turnout, with the press showing up, filming and taking pictures. Interviews were also given. It really started to get organized after 10:30.
Thanks for the Delta and Pinnacle guys that showed up to show us support.
 

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Good to hear guys. What was the app. showing of employees??
 

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The FLL airport authorities didn't allow actual marching up and down the terminal. We were allowed several groups of 4 pilots in different "zones" to hold up our signs and make our messages get across. We had a very good pilot turnout, with the press showing up, filming and taking pictures. Interviews were also given. It really started to get organized after 10:30.
Thanks for the Delta and Pinnacle guys that showed up to show us support.
it was earlier than 1030 so I guess that was the issue. Hope it worked. good luck.
 

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Could the Spirit MEC please call the NPA and let them know how things should be done???

Good luck to all of you at Spirit.
 
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Could the Spirit MEC please call the NPA and let them know how things should be done???
You know whats amazing are the dildoes within our company (usually the senior captains that think of themselves and don't want their gravy train to end)that continue to trash our MEC any chance they get on our company board. They claim our MEC is being way to aggresive. I think these pukes would rather bend over!
 

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You know whats amazing are the dildoes within our company (usually the senior captains that think of themselves and don't want their gravy train to end)that continue to trash our MEC any chance they get on our company board. They claim our MEC is being way to aggresive. I think these pukes would rather bend over!

What do you expect? As a retention tool, many of these guys were hired during a time when the emphasis at NK was in selecting individuals who were largely unsuitable for career progression beyond NK. Re-visit the first MD-80 high altitude stall event for further confirmation.
 
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Attaboy for the lawsuit SPA pilots !!!!
 

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The FLL airport authorities didn't allow actual marching up and down the terminal. We were allowed several groups of 4 pilots in different "zones" to hold up our signs and make our messages get across. We had a very good pilot turnout, with the press showing up, filming and taking pictures. Interviews were also given. It really started to get organized after 10:30.
Thanks for the Delta and Pinnacle guys that showed up to show us support.

The Delta guy was there making sure that the 2mil ALPA gave us last year is being used for the right reasons. He's called an SOB. Call your SPC chair and get the straight scoop.
 
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