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Old 09-18-2014, 06:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Vertigo1960 View Post
Can someone explain the representation structure from the Giant pilot group. I am educated with the ALPA representation at our airline. I would like to know how your group works. What are the major issues that pilots seem to have?

I don't want to see dirty laundry aired, just the major concerns that the tenured pilots as well as the challenges new hires may still see and would like worked out.

Does your Negotiating Committee have marching orders from your Executive council that represents the interests of the pilots?
Sub out ExCo/Stewards for MEC/reps and you're up to speed. Union can't represent you during your probationary year, so the company takes advantage of that sometimes.

The biggest thing you need to let go of is seniority: here it's only relevant when bidding a work footprint or training or vacation. the difference between line holder/reserve is how quickly they can call you out, but effectively we're all on reserve. That said, 767 DHL tends to stay intact.

Gateway/imputed income, low pay, crappy benefits, pathetic retirement contribution, no trip/bid pay protection, lower pay rate for training/vac/sick - you get the idea.

The other problem here is a lack of solidarity. A ridiculous number of us seem to have never read the CBA or be familiar with its basic elements. or, even worse, guys call scheduling/travel and cut their own deals to pick up extra flying or otherwise circumvent the CBA when it benefits them.

Company support is on a shoestring. Company relies on crews to go the extra mile to keep the metal moving, and too many of us do even when the basics aren't covered.

There's a laundry list of things we all want changed. ExCo elections are coming up later this fall, but it's the pilot group that will have to unite to get what we want.
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Old 09-18-2014, 06:21 AM
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Interviews scheduled for October 7 - 9
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Old 09-18-2014, 06:21 AM
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Originally Posted by eskewm View Post
I understand Atlas requires pilots to write an essay as part of the interview process. Does anyone know what subjects applicants are being asked to write on? Thanks.

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Old 09-18-2014, 06:55 AM
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Does Atlas like jet time? Currently only having 500hrs jet.
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Old 09-19-2014, 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by GIANT PILOT View Post
Interviews scheduled for October 7 - 9
Has anyone gotten a call for the interview? If so, what are your quals if you don't mind sharing, thanks
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Old 09-19-2014, 03:07 PM
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FYI: Testing emails went out today. I got one after 3 years of applying with 2 internal recs. Too little, too late though. I already have a CJO from Delta...
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Old 09-19-2014, 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by BUPilot37 View Post
FYI: Testing emails went out today. I got one after 3 years of applying with 2 internal recs. Too little, too late though. I already have a CJO from Delta...
Congrats on Big "D".
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Old 09-19-2014, 10:32 PM
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Thanks Whale. I have mixed feelings about it. If only Atlas had called 3 years ago. Hell, 6 months ago! I REALLY wanted Atlas! You all are a great group of guys (from this thread and some good times @ the CVG Hilton). Thinking long-term though, I just can't say no to DL...

To the guys looking for stats:
Regional CA
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Good luck to everyone! This thread has been invaluable to me over the last few years...
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Old 09-20-2014, 03:21 AM
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Respectfully...another correction to the training pay comments.

Alaska has training pay ($2k/mo til end of OE)...and they pay ZERO hotel and per diem during training! Dudes in SEA are hot-bunking and eating ramen noodles.

I'd love to give newbies full pay from day one, but IMO there are many many many more important issues to address.
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Old 09-20-2014, 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted by herklex View Post

I'd love to give newbies full pay from day one, but IMO there are many many many more important issues to address.
Agree 100%...many more fires to put out...don't get fixated on the (sorry for this!) small stuff.
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