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A Special Supplement From Unbiased Facts on the Effects of The USAPA Special Pay
Program for The Negotiating Advisory Committee and Their Note Taker.



During recent testimony USAPA Communications Committee Chairman Scott Theuer
discussed USAPA’s FAQ’s. Theuer testified that “union officials would be paid no more than
what their seniority can hold,” however, without Member input the new democratic union lead
by the BPR changed the Officers and Key Committee Members’ pay structure.

One of the biggest benefactors of the new USAPA pay program is Note Taker, F/O Dean
Colello, who now has a 47.3% pay raise and whose monthly earnings rocketed from $7,225 to
$10,605! Not bad for a Note Taker who has a total of 9 days of negotiations scheduled for the
remainder of 2009 where note taking is required.

Here are the new pay figures for the USAPA Negotiating “Advisory” Committee members.
Once again, greed isn’t limited to just Corporations or Wall Street:

Paul DiOrio, New dues-funded USAPA Pay: $127,260+ (up 73.2%)
Dean Colello (The NAC Note Taker), New dues-funded USAPA Pay: $127,260+ (up 47.3%)

USAPA Pay, however, has not as significantly improved the fortunes of 2 other NAC
members.

Jeff Davis, New dues-funded USAPA Pay: $180,300+ (up 7.1%)
Mark Burdick, New dues-funded USAPA Pay: $156,840+ (up 8.2%)

Again, to fully appreciate these figures you must realize that USAPA has only 9 (Nine)
negotiating days scheduled with the Company for the remainder of 2009. The scheduled days
are:

August 17, 18 & 19 – Washington
September 22 & 23 – Washington
November 17 & 18 – Washington
December 15 & 16 – New York

And besides, what are the odds of the pilots even getting a new contract out of all of this any
time soon? After the Addington trial appeal of the DFR guilty verdict is filed with the Ninth
Circuit Court of Appeals, which USAPA Legal has not yet done, the average appellate process
is 17.4 months.

With a long appeal process ahead and little chance of a new contract anytime soon…the BPR
has given the NAC a tremendous pay increase while all other pilots live under their current
contract with no hope of pay and benefit increases for a very long time.




The following pages illustrate how these figures are reached. Graphics are included to provide
scale. Sample follows:




F/O Paul DiOrio Monthly Pay Graphic



Next we’ll publish the figures for other “Full Time” USAPA ‘volunteers’.




Remember:

“It’s Not What They Say, It’s What They Do!”
USAPA.
















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A320
RSV
First
Officer
Paul
DiOrio’s
USAPA
Monthly
Pay
and

Perks


With
USAPA’s
new
pay
program,
Paul
DiOrio’s
pay
improves
by

73.2%



DiOrio’s
pay
is
now
the
same
as
an
85
hour
Group
II
Captain

These
figures
do
not
include
USAPA
premium
per
diem,

paid
on
top
of
Flight
Pay
and
Stipend
payments




Notes:

RSV
F/O
Paul
DiOrio

East
Seniority
#2,891
(85%),
Date
of
Hire
7/31/1989,
12
Year
Pay
Rate

Most
recent
bid
position:
A320
RSV
F/O

Chart
Assumes
72
hours
Monthly
RSV
Pay
as
A320
RSV
F/O

USAPA
Entitlement:
A330
Int’l
F/O
at
85
Hours

Add
USAPA
Stipend
$1,000/Month

A320
F/O
Pays
$85/hour,
A330
Int’l
F/O
Pays
$113/hour




(Up
73.2%)
to
$127,260+





USAPA
Officials
“Will
Be
Paid
No
More
Than
What
Their
Seniority
Can
Hold”

USAPA

6,120
 9,605
 10,605

A320
RSV
F/O
 A330
Premium
Pay
 
Plus
Stipend

58%
33%
9%
A320 RSV F/O Paul DiOrio
A320 RSV Pay
A330 Bonus
Pay
Stipend
A320
First
Officer
Dean
Colello’s
USAPA
Monthly
Pay
and
Perks


With
USAPA’s
new
pay
program,
Dean
Colello’s
pay
improves
by

47.3%



Colello’s
pay
is
now
the
same
as
an
85
hour
Group
II
Captain

These
figures
do
not
include
USAPA
premium
per
diem,

paid
on
top
of
Flight
Pay
and
Stipend
payments




Notes:

F/O
Dean
Colello

East
Seniority
#2666
(78%),
Date
of
Hire
7/18/1988,
12
Year
Pay
Rate

Most
recent
bid
position:
A320
F/O

Chart
Assumes
85
hours
Pay
as
A320
F/O

USAPA
Entitlement:
A330
Int’l
F/O
at
85
Hours

Add
USAPA
Stipend
$1,000/Month

A320
F/O
Pays
$85/hour,
A330
Int’l
F/O
Pays
$113/hour




(Up
47.3%)
to
$127,260+





USAPA
Officials
“Will
Be
Paid
No
More
Than
What
Their
Seniority
Can
Hold”

USAPA

7,225
 9,605
 10,605

A320
F/O
 A330
Premium
Pay
 
Plus
Stipend

68%
23%
9%
A320 F/O Dean Colello
A320 C/O Pay
A330 Pay Bonus
Stipend
A320
C/O
Mark
Burdick’s
USAPA
Monthly
Pay
and
Perks


With
USAPA’s
new
pay
program,
Mark
Burdick’s
pay
improves
by

8.2%



These
figures
do
not
include
USAPA
premium
per
diem,

paid
on
top
of
Flight
Pay
and
Stipend
payments




Notes:

West
C/O
Mark
Burdick

West
Seniority
#290
(16%),
Date
of
Hire
10/17/1988,
16
Year
Pay
Rate

Most
recent
bid
position:
A320
C/O

Chart
Assumes
85
hours
as
West
A320
C/O

USAPA
Entitlement:
A320
C/O
at
85
Hours

Add
USAPA
Stipend
$1,000/Month

A320
West
C/O
Pays
$142/hour




(Up
8.2%)
to
$156,840+







In
this
example,
this
pilot
is
paid
what
he
can
hold,
plus
stipend
and
per
diem.

12,070
 12,070
 13,070

A320

C/O
 No
Pay
Premium
 
Plus
Stipend

92%
0% 8%
A320 West C/O Mark Burdick
A320 West C/O
Pay
Pay Bonus
Stipend
A330
C/O
Jeff
Davis’
USAPA
Monthly
Pay
and
Perks


With
USAPA’s
new
pay
program,
Jeff
Davis’
pay
improves
by

7.1%



These
figures
do
not
include
USAPA
premium
per
diem,

paid
on
top
of
Flight
Pay
and
Stipend
payments




Notes:

C/O
Jeff
Davis

Seniority
#144
(4%),
Date
of
Hire
11/06/1978,
16
Year
Pay
Rate

Most
recent
bid
position:
A330
C/O

Chart
Assumes
85
hours
as
A330
C/O

USAPA
Entitlement:
A330
C/O
at
85
Hours

Add
USAPA
Stipend
$1,000/Month

A330
C/O
Pays
$165/hour




(Up
7.1%)
to
$180,300+







In
this
example,
this
pilot
is
paid
what
he
can
hold,
plus
stipend
and
per
diem.

14,025
 14,025
 15,025

A330
C/O
 No
Premium
Pay
 
Plus
Stipend

93%
0% 7%
A330 C/O Jeff Davis
A330 C/O Pay
No Pay Bonus
Stipend
 

JoeMerchant

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So 20 years at USAir gets you reserve fo making 85 bucks an hour...is that correct?
 

HA25

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Total Time
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besides the fact that calling someone an "S" word is one of the few rules we have at FI.com, too many pilots today throw that word around like they know what it means.... and most of them don't.

use it again, and suffer the ban.
 

Raoul Duke

Well-known member
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Posts
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Total Time
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there should be no special pay associated with volunteering at a union. That is a waste of dues $$$ and leads those involved with the union to focus more on maintaining their position than working for the benefit of the pilots as a whole. These guys should get the book and be forced to give back their ill gotten gain
 

Dan Roman

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Posts
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Total Time
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You said "dues Funded" payscales??? Any ALPA carrier reps and negotiators I'm familiar with pays their salary while they do union business. The amount of hours allowed is spelled out in the contract. If USAPA doesn't have that, you REALLY got taken for a ride.
 
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