Originally Posted by What
this is back from 6-26-12
That is not quite the answer to the question posed. Note that it involves L-UAL
pilots being offered jobs at S-CAL
. This is not an actual recall but rather a job offer.
With separate operations it is conceivable that at some point L-UAL will need to offer actual recalls to L-UAL pilots. Interestingly, every single furloughed L-UAL pilot is eligible for recall including those employed at S-CAL
And that is what's driving all the speculation. UCH may have painted themselves into a corner with pilot staffing if a bunch of pilots leave CAL for UAL. And lots of the L-UAL pilots working at S-CAL have the motivation to return to L-UAL as they were voluntary furloughees and would return to their rightful place on the L-UAL list rather than remain at the bottom of the S-CAL list. Alternatively, it also stokes fears that L-UAL's only recourse could be additional downsizing due to a "shortage" of pilots caused by a training backlog on both sides. Every pilot returning to L-UAL could also trigger another "new hire" on the S-CAL side.
The solution to all of this is obviously a joint contract followed by a integrated seniority list.