Go Back  Airline Pilot Central Forums > Pilot Lounge > Hangar Talk
FAA Imposes New Work Rules >

FAA Imposes New Work Rules

Notices
Hangar Talk For non-aviation-related discussion and aviation threads that don't belong elsewhere

FAA Imposes New Work Rules

Old 09-06-2006, 06:52 AM
  #1  
Line Holder
Thread Starter
 
Joined APC: Apr 2006
Posts: 94
Default FAA Imposes New Work Rules

September 4, 2006
FAA Imposes New Work Rules Email this article |Print this article
By Russ Niles, Newswriter, Editor

If your clearances are a little clipped, your handoffs a little brisk, it could be the controller working your flight is a little hot under the collar -- the collar he or she likely now has to wear while at work. Now, it's hard to tell if the agency was sending a message to the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) or whether senior brass were oblivious to organized labor's affinity for this particular statutory holiday but the FAA's choice to impose hated new work rules on the Labor Day weekend was not lost on the union. "It's like getting fired on Christmas. It's the worst, punch-in-the-gut blow to the morale of this workforce imaginable," said NATCA President Pat Forrey. "But our position is very simple: We do not consider the imposed work rules [which include a dress code] to be valid because they were not negotiated and have not been ratified by the NATCA membership." Forrey took over the president's post from John Carr on Sept. 1, about three months after the FAA imposed a contract on the union, ending almost a year of, at times, acrimonious negotiations. The union has vowed to fight the imposed contract but for now, at least, will have to live with it.
miker1369 is offline  
Old 09-06-2006, 07:27 AM
  #2  
Gets Weekends Off
 
Ottopilot's Avatar
 
Joined APC: May 2006
Position: 737 CA
Posts: 2,553
Default

It's stupid for controllers to wear ties. Who cares? Who sees? What do the females wear? I don't think pilots should have to wear ties. What does hanging a piece of cloth around your neck do for fashion? Professionalism? Uniform designs are centuries old, this is the 21st century.

On the other hand, the employer sets the dress code, not the union. The union has little or nothing to say about it.
Ottopilot is offline  
Old 09-06-2006, 08:40 AM
  #3  
New boss = Old boss
 
mike734's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Mar 2005
Position: Ca B737
Posts: 2,752
Default

I hate ties. It may be because of my big fat neck but anyway I've been trying to get rid of them and the hat. Cruise ship crews don't wear ties and yet everyone seems to be able to identify the crew. Do you see military officers wearing ties? Maybe we should attack this as a security issue. At least everyone should wear a clip-on.
mike734 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Zoro
Cargo
32
07-26-2012 06:32 AM
learav8r
Major
2
08-11-2006 08:10 AM
cj23
Regional
39
04-23-2006 04:17 AM
starvinteacher
Regional
10
04-13-2006 08:16 PM
cl65
Major
1
03-02-2006 09:14 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread