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Old 05-16-2005, 06:00 PM   #4  
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Have you looked at what kind of hourly rates FedEx management is proposing with this nonstarter deal? It's a straight 3% raise per year, so it would take over 3 years for a widebody MD-11/DC-10 capt. just to equal an ABX Air captain's 767 current rate. Go check it out yourself at

The bonus is a ploy to get the open time *****s (which we at UPS also have) drooling and perhaps split the pilot group.

FedEx is trying to maneuver to take advantage of the stalled contract talks of UPS with its pilots, but I don't think they'll get anywhere.

Lastly, from the union's perspective, What union would say Yes to changing only the compensation component of a long expired contract? No wonder the MEC stated the offer was DOA.
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