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Old 11-09-2011, 02:04 PM   #1  
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Default FDX LEC 26 Vote closes tomorrow at 10am CST

Pretty clear choices between candidates and their views. No reason not to vote if you are in Block 11, Block 3, or Block 6. You can vote for all 3 block reps as an LEC 26 member. Vote now or forever hold you peace! That is all..

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Funny how everyone is so quick to complain about what our MEC does for us yet probably less than 20% will vote. There are about 1500 guys in these blocks. Would be nice to have at least half cast a ballot for something this important! Won't happen though!
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:20 PM   #3  
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Funny how everyone is so quick to complain about what our MEC does for us yet probably less than 20% will vote. There are about 1500 guys in these blocks. Would be nice to have at least half cast a ballot for something this important! Won't happen though!
Did you see how many ballots were cast during the nomination portion? A whopping 86 ballots...only 25-26 had a candidate for Block 6. After they threw out the ones that were invalid (due to no signature, etc.) only 19 ballots counted to determine the top two candidates for this block.

It really is pathetic how much we complain about things, but how little we are willing to do to affect any kind of change. I would like to think that things like Age 60 & 4a2b would get members more engaged in the union and the election processes, but who am I kidding? For the most part, as long as our pilots have money in their pocket and decent catering, they could care less about anything else.

I'm willing to bet the participation in the Scheduling and Negotiation surveys will be relatively low as well....we are truly our own worst enemies.

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For the record, I'm in Block 6 and voted during the nomination & election phases and did both surveys.
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:54 PM   #4  
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It only takes about 15-20 minutes during a layover or a hub turn with the online access. One doesn't even have to do it on his/her time off! UFB!
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The company has removed ACP's, to be eventually replaced by "professional" flight managers. The current leadership (PC, JB, OR and now BM) has one priority......expand the profit margin. If, as a pilot group, we think that management will be there to help with any issues we might have, good luck!! We are considered nothing but a cost center. I was told by one member of the companies upper managers, "if you have a problem, go to the union....that's what you pay dues for".
If we don't get the RIGHT people into our union leadership positions, by voting for them NOW, we're just rolling over and playing dead in managements eyes. See how far that gets us at the negotiating table. Vote for those that are willing to serve, and not those that WANT to be served. VOTE VOTE VOTE!!!!!

I'll get off my soapbox now.......
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Results are in and the people have spoken...Status quo it is.
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For those not in LEC 26, can you be more specific?

Didn't see any of the campaign e-mails.
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Old 11-11-2011, 12:31 PM   #9  
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Results are in and the people have spoken...Status quo it is.
Not sure I agree with you here. 2 of the 3 have never been a Rep before. They won against candidates that have been reps before. Looks like new blood to me. If you are in LEC 26, be sure they hear what you think as they all pledged to listen. Takes a little more effort than passing judgement and posting before anyone has taken office but it might be worth it!
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Not sure I agree with you here. 2 of the 3 have never been a Rep before. They won against candidates that have been reps before. Looks like new blood to me. If you are in LEC 26, be sure they hear what you think as they all pledged to listen. Takes a little more effort than passing judgement and posting before anyone has taken office but it might be worth it!
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I don't sit on the sidelines by any means, especially when you compare me to the average union member.
Is sitting in on 4 Pilot-to Pilot calls (even though I'm not a P2P rep), emailing my block rep with several different issues, sitting through practically every hub turn meeting I could make (instead of sleeping those nights away), studying the Cologne and Hong Kong issues thoroughly (even though I never planned to go there) and completing every survey put out to our pilot force since 2005 enough for you?

How many P2P call have you logged into in the past year?

I guess my point is that statements like " I strongly support the current direction of the MEC Chairman..." in any candidate's email greatly concern me. I expect my block rep to listen, and they all promised to do that. However, I ALSO expect them to stand up for what the majority of his or her block wants, regardless of the opinions of the other members of the MEC. Statements like the one above make me believe that they are predisposed to falling in line when they are told to do so...
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