Usapa lost!!!!!!!!!

Raoul Duke

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Jury found that USAPA violated their duty of fair representation.
 

Andy Neill

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So does that mean
An arbitrated list is used?
It's back to the table on seniority negotiations?
USAPA pays compensation to the wronged parties?
 

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My understanding is that there has already been a bench trial (to the judge only) on damages and that the Judge will rule shortly on what those damages will be. Odds are that there will be an injunction from trying to modify the Nic award and potentially requiring USAPA to pay for the other side's attorneys fees.

I do think that it will also require that eveyone not in good standing has to get caught up so that they can now be voting members in the union.
 

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But USAPA said this case had no merit! How could all 9 jury members not see this! I heard the USAPA update is spin at it'd greatest "Both hands tied behind our back and limited time".
 

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So are you unionless for the time being, or revert back to ALPA?
 

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This Bush appointed judge hates unions and did not allow for any defense. Everything got objected to. This outcome is of no surprise. He basically told the jury how to vote.
Most info by the union was not allowed and this will go to appeal, where a much more competent judical system is in place to hear the whole story. This is a long way from being over. Its just the beginning. Sit back and enjoy the ride.

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Unless your appeal is to John Prater or Doug Parker, do you really expect to get very far? Every time a neutral party is involved the east pilots lose, and you easties still cannot see that maybe, just maybe, it's you?
 

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Court Decision in Addington Case
May 13, 2009

The Addington case ended today with the jury deciding that USAPA failed in its duty to fairly represent all of its members. Today’s decision, while disappointing, was not unexpected. Since we were required to argue our case with limited time and evidence and were hamstrung by questionable rulings and incorrect instructions, USAPA, quite literally, fought this battle with both hands tied behind its back. Given the circumstances, we have a hard time accepting the idea that we encountered truly unbiased impartiality. Although this is a setback, we are very confident that the errors of law we encountered in this venue will be corrected.

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and, if necessary, the United States Supreme Court, are the appropriate places for the law to be truly vetted. While USAPA would have, of course, preferred to prevail in the current setting (allowing the pilot group to come together and work towards an improved contract), we fully expected and planned for this contingency. Again, given the facts of law, we are very confident of our ability to prevail eventually, in proving the absolute right of a union to bargain over the complete terms of its members’ working agreement. Having so planned, our legal team is already working on an expedited appeal and stay of any proposed injunctive relief.

Please watch your email and the USAPA Web site for further updates, which will come shortly. In the meantime, we urge all pilots to continue to show the utmost professionalism, treating your fellow pilots with courtesy and respect.


USAPA Communications | US Airline Pilots Association
Office: 877-332-3342 | Phone Message: 877-332-3350 | USAirlinePilots.org


Here we go again..........blaming the outcome on someone / something else!!
How about being honest and saying that they had NO legal leg to stand on as well as an incompetent legal team?
 

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No one out East will vote for a contract that includes the Nic. No joint contract=no Nic.
Once again the majority is getting screwed by the minority.

3500 against 1600. I wonder who controls the votes?


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Maybe, just maybe... you're wrong? (again)
 

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No one out East will vote for a contract that includes the Nic. No joint contract=no Nic.

3500 against 1600. I wonder who controls the votes?


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Hey Einstein,

That is the reason you guys just lost the case. The Judge will take care of that!
 
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No one out East will vote for a contract that includes the Nic. No joint contract=no Nic.
Once again the majority is getting screwed by the minority.

3500 against 1600. I wonder who controls the votes?


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Its not an issue of the majority vs minority. That's such an immature perspective. The court just sided with us that USAPA is not representing us. That means that your majority is a sham.

Its an issue of one workgroup vs another workgroup. The two workgroups have disagreed on issues. Those issues were taken to neutral parties on two occasions now and those neutral parties made their decisions. By agreeing to arbitration you agreed to the outcome of the decision. By going to court you agreed to the judge's decision. Now your going to appeal this ruling, take it to another court, and get defeated again. The more you fight this the more foolish and dishonorable you look.

Not going to vote on a contract, eh? Well, with this new socialist style government sticking its nose into corporate affairs maybe they'll just force you into a contract for the benefit of the "whole." I'd rather choose my own contract instead of risking government involvement...but that's just me.

USAPA is a fools union.
 

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Keep your heads in the sand, keep looking for a Nic. do-over, keep negotiating in bad faith, keep up with the loony appeal process & wait 'till later this summer when the judge takes up damages. He'll be in a fine mood by then.
 

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The Addington case ended today with the jury deciding that USAPA failed in its duty to fairly represent all of its members. Today’s decision, while disappointing, was not unexpected.
Seaham probably wrote that (and billed .6 or so) the day he was retained. In a perfect world the eastwipes will end up out of pocket to make the improperly furloughed Cactus folks whole.
 

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No one out East will vote for a contract that includes the Nic. No joint contract=no Nic.
Once again the majority is getting screwed by the minority.

3500 against 1600. I wonder who controls the votes?


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You and the other Easties are IDIOTS. It doesn't matter what the majority think, it is what was AGREED upon initially. TOO BAD SO SAD. USAir was close to liquidation, and AmWest had the CREDIT to get a mortgage and buy and save your arses. Your East pilots may have had more years, but they didn't HAVE TO STAY at USAir. They could have bailed and gone to Jetblue or some other airline. Nobody said you HAD to stay at the sinking ship called USAir. AmWest bought you, and saved you, and you are babies.

Great job WESTIES!


Bye Bye--General Lee
 
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...where a much more competent judical system is in place to hear the whole story.
MCDU, the court of appeals only rules on if there were serious errors in matters of law, not the merit of your argument. Of course since Judge Wake was soooo inexperienced in matters legal, I'm sure the Appellate Court will no doubt see the error of his ways....


...This is a long way from being over. Its just the beginning. Sit back and enjoy the ride.
On this I agree with you... kinda made me throw up a little writing that.
 
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