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Old 01-13-2015, 02:16 PM   #1  
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Default " I just don't get it? "

I rarely post anything here. I am generally a quiet observer, but I just can't keep quiet after what JP posted today.
He stated that he just doesn't get it. Well this is what I don't get. You are an ALPA member and are part of a team that:

-wants to radically change our retirement,
-thinks PBS is a wonderful idea,
-fundamentally change our health care and,
-agree to an overall concessionary contract after FDX posted a $600 million profit last quarter?

You are right JP, you just don't get it and you never will. All you did today is strengthen my resolve and encouraged me to listen more intently to my MEC. Thank you!
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Old 01-13-2015, 05:53 PM   #2  
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Well said!!
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Old 01-13-2015, 05:56 PM   #3  
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I rarely post anything here. I am generally a quiet observer, but I just can't keep quiet after what JP posted today.
He stated that he just doesn't get it. Well this is what I don't get. You are an ALPA member and are part of a team that:

-wants to radically change our retirement,
-thinks PBS is a wonderful idea,
-fundamentally change our health care and,
-agree to an overall concessionary contract after FDX posted a $600 million profit last quarter?

You are right JP, you just don't get it and you never will. All you did today is strengthen my resolve and encouraged me to listen more intently to my MEC. Thank you!
You can't triple stamp a double stamp Lloyd!!!
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Old 01-13-2015, 06:14 PM   #4  
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Shack!!!!!!
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Old 01-13-2015, 06:44 PM   #5  
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You should post more often. Best comments I've read in a loooong time.
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I rarely post anything here. I am generally a quiet observer, but I just can't keep quiet after what JP posted today.
He stated that he just doesn't get it. Well this is what I don't get. You are an ALPA member and are part of a team that:

-wants to radically change our retirement,
-thinks PBS is a wonderful idea,
-fundamentally change our health care and,
-agree to an overall concessionary contract after FDX posted a $600 million profit last quarter?

You are right JP, you just don't get it and you never will. All you did today is strengthen my resolve and encouraged me to listen more intently to my MEC. Thank you!
That was a quick turn from "Thanks for delivering one of the best Peak Seasons ever" to "here's a little kick to the jimmies just because we can"

Nice!
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Old 01-13-2015, 09:21 PM   #7  
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Jaw-dropping Wow. Well stated commentary.

JP just put a steaming growler as icing on his credibility cake.

Good luck “fixing” Hong Kong!
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Old 01-13-2015, 10:18 PM   #8  
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Nothing management does is done in a vacuum. That missive had to be approved by higher ups and company lawyers. I just can't think for the life of me what any of them thought it would accomplish. I can't imagine there are any fence sitters left to try to influence to come on over the their side. The whole thing is just weird and drives a deeper wedge between the pilots and those who negotiate against the pilots. One things for certain, the HK guys need to be very careful, the new chief pilot isn't shy about letting everyone know where his loyalties lie.
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Nothing management does is done in a vacuum. That missive had to be approved by higher ups and company lawyers. I just can't think for the life of me what any of them thought it would accomplish. I can't imagine there are any fence sitters left to try to influence to come on over the their side. The whole thing is just weird and drives a deeper wedge between the pilots and those who negotiate against the pilots. One things for certain, the HK guys need to be very careful, the new chief pilot isn't shy about letting everyone know where his loyalties lie.
Probably right. Next step will leaking the 10% raise and a big bonus that the unreasonable union is keeping from us if only we would look at their swell PBS offer that will save them 20% in manpower costs.
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JP, Why don't you share with your fellow pilots the deal you have with the company. It is no secret what our MEC officers are getting paid. JP, you have demonstrated over and over that you would throw all of the rest of your Union brothers under the bus to put another nickel into your own pocket. JP, your open letter to us was frankly insulting.

My Negotiating Committee speaks for me.
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