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Old 10-22-2008, 03:22 PM   #1  
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Default NMB Sets Representation Election for Atlas, Polar Flight Crewmembers

NMB Sets Representation Election for Atlas, Polar Flight Crewmembers

I am not familiar with the rules around this. Is the teamsters allowed to push for a vote on the issue? Or does representation from the pilot group need to get the ball rolling?
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This kind of a vote only happens if the 'new' union submits cards signed by at least 60% of the pilots who want a 'new' union.
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This kind of a vote only happens if the 'new' union submits cards signed by at least 60% of the pilots who want a 'new' union.
93% of Atlas pilots submitted cards.
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US Airways and AmericaWest v. 2.0. Nothing like voting in a new union to get the ball rolling on a smooth integration of two pilot groups.

I know the issues, but is this really the best solution? Let's hope so, for all the Atlas/Polar guys, as well as pilots in general.
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US Airways and AmericaWest v. 2.0. Nothing like voting in a new union to get the ball rolling on a smooth integration of two pilot groups.

I know the issues, but is this really the best solution? Let's hope so, for all the Atlas/Polar guys, as well as pilots in general.
The “integration of two pilot groups” is exactly the issue. ALPA National has done nothing but delay the merger and enable (or worse) the squabbling between the two MECs.

It is significant that the Teamsters first act has been a single carrier petition, and that the NMB wasted little time in deciding in favor. ALPA should have done this in 2001. Think about that – for 7 years ALPA National has let this thing fester.
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