"refusing to fly extra hours"? Since when were pilots EXPECTED to fly extra? Management keeps the staffing artificially low, counting on the greed flyers. When they don' t show up, guess what is going to happen...canceled flights due to lack of crews.
Yeah, one would think that. Unfortunately, the judgment says otherwise. Basically, the company came up with several years' worth of data concerning flying voluntary overtime (we call it JRM/SRM) and said, "look at these bad, bad pilots! Before we had XXX amount of pilots accepting JRM/SRM assignments, and now we only have X amount of pilots accepting it. That's a job action!"
Fu(K the RLA.
Airplanes don't move without pilots.
Its time we had some respect.
The problem with an analysis like that is past practice might have been before we took all the cuts in BK and pilots were only flying 75 hours a month. Easy to pick up overtime when you are only working 12-13 days a month. Kinda hard to expect the same amount of overtime flying when lines are built flying 16-17 days a month. Momma don't like it.