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Old 03-06-2014, 07:34 PM
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Originally Posted by LNL76 View Post
If this yutz isn't yanking our chain, I want to know what airline he works for so I can avoid it at all costs! Oy vey.
I believe he is a US Airways east pilot. We got stuck with the East flight ops guys. Their training manager is a guy with about 200 hours as Captain. All systems training was dumbed down from what we had at AWA.

I was a MX check captain my first tour on the bus. There was a level of systems knowledge that you have to have to do that job. When I came back to the bus there have been several times where my systems knowledge has enabled me to do the proper writeup in the logbook and give maintenance a better understanding of the issue.

The idea is that you train to 100% proficiency, you check to 90%, then you wind up with about 75% on the line. When you start at 75% you go way downhill from there. We have seen a lot of this since the merger. There is a marked difference.
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Old 03-07-2014, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by uvuflier View Post
I have waited a long time for this individual's name to be brought up on this thread.

During one of my classes, while discussing airline labor relations, he discussed his role in the Continental strike of 1983 and how he crossed the picket line. When asked if he regretted his actions, he bragged to the class "I'm proud to be a scab!" Even in those early days of my career I understood the implications of crossing a picket line and my jaw just about hit the floor.

He went on to describe how all his Navy friends at Continental had turned their backs on him because of his actions. During the strike, he would antagonize and provoke the picketers and then call the police on them when they reacted in anger. His justification for crossing the picket line: he believed the strike was illegal and that he was helping save the company.

Very much a tool of the day!

PS He wears his Continental uniform to class including his ALPA lanyard...oh the irony.

After seeing this guy, I was wondering why on earth a scab would be wearing an ALPA lanyard. Certainly there had been a mistake. I know ALPA let those guys back in but to see a scab proudly wearing a lanyard just doesn't make sense to me. So I emailed him this morning and he's what he had to say;

On Mar 7, 2014, at 4:24 PM, James Green <[email protected]> wrote:

That is purely my business and none of yours, whatsoever!
Who the heck do you think you are, anyway!?

I was a member of ALPA for more than 20 years and paid many tens of thousands of Dollars in dues.
Even though they tried to hurt me and my career.

ALPA tried to put my company out of business for 2 1/2 years and lost, and they sued me and lost again.

Plus I threatened to sue them twice... and both times they backed down, because they were wrong.
I would say they should give me an award for even being willing to wear their lanyard.

Our strike at Continental was a giant IQ test and those brain-dead idiots who chose to drink the ALPA Kool-Aid all lost big time.
I mean striking an airline "after" it declared bankruptcy was about as stupid as could possibly be!

Since I chose to keep it going (one of 125 who did) I feel very responsible for helping to create the largest airline in the world today.
When ALPA admitted defeat and eventually capitulated, they agreed to bring all flying pilots back into good standing, including me.

Even though they had tried to damage my career very badly, I put bygones aside and agreed to be a member again.
I think of all pilots anywhere, if anyone has earned the right to wear whatever lanyard they want, it is I, for certain...!

No thanks to the many who tried and failed to shut us down.
I was very proud to be a Scab then and I still am!

Very sincerely,
Captain Jim Green

PS: You probably voted for Obama, too...!

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On Fri, Mar 7, 2014 at 1:49 PM, Razor wrote:

I'm an ALPA member who isn't a SCAB so I (and lots of others) find it odd that you would wear an ALPA lanyard after what you did.

> On Mar 7, 2014, at 11:46 AM, James <[email protected]> wrote:
>
> Who the heck are you?!
> And what business is it of yours!?
>
> Sent from Jim's Smartphone
>
>> On Mar 7, 2014, at 7:34 AM, Razor wrote:
>>
>> Hey,
>>
>> I came across your info and was wondering if it's true you are a SCAB? If so then why in the world would you think it's okay to wear an ALPA lanyard?
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Old 03-07-2014, 01:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Razor View Post
After seeing this guy, I was wondering why on earth a scab would be wearing an ALPA lanyard. Certainly there had been a mistake. I know ALPA let those guys back in but to see a scab proudly wearing a lanyard just doesn't make sense to me. So I emailed him this morning and he's what he had to say;

On Mar 7, 2014, at 4:24 PM, James Green <[email protected]> wrote:

That is purely my business and none of yours, whatsoever!
Who the heck do you think you are, anyway!?

I was a member of ALPA for more than 20 years and paid many tens of thousands of Dollars in dues.
Even though they tried to hurt me and my career.

ALPA tried to put my company out of business for 2 1/2 years and lost, and they sued me and lost again.

Plus I threatened to sue them twice... and both times they backed down, because they were wrong.
I would say they should give me an award for even being willing to wear their lanyard.

Our strike at Continental was a giant IQ test and those brain-dead idiots who chose to drink the ALPA Kool-Aid all lost big time.
I mean striking an airline "after" it declared bankruptcy was about as stupid as could possibly be!

Since I chose to keep it going (one of 125 who did) I feel very responsible for helping to create the largest airline in the world today.
When ALPA admitted defeat and eventually capitulated, they agreed to bring all flying pilots back into good standing, including me.

Even though they had tried to damage my career very badly, I put bygones aside and agreed to be a member again.
I think of all pilots anywhere, if anyone has earned the right to wear whatever lanyard they want, it is I, for certain...!

No thanks to the many who tried and failed to shut us down.
I was very proud to be a Scab then and I still am!

Very sincerely,
Captain Jim Green

PS: You probably voted for Obama, too...!

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On Fri, Mar 7, 2014 at 1:49 PM, Razor wrote:

I'm an ALPA member who isn't a SCAB so I (and lots of others) find it odd that you would wear an ALPA lanyard after what you did.

> On Mar 7, 2014, at 11:46 AM, James <[email protected]> wrote:
>
> Who the heck are you?!
> And what business is it of yours!?
>
> Sent from Jim's Smartphone
>
>> On Mar 7, 2014, at 7:34 AM, Razor wrote:
>>
>> Hey,
>>
>> I came across your info and was wondering if it's true you are a SCAB? If so then why in the world would you think it's okay to wear an ALPA lanyard?
Holy Guacamole! There you have it. I just couldn't get past the me, mine, I, I, and I's. Nothing like a self centered, selfish tool. Like 125 scabs crossing a picket line would save the company in a strike.
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Old 03-07-2014, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Razor View Post
After seeing this guy, I was wondering why on earth a scab would be wearing an ALPA lanyard. Certainly there had been a mistake. I know ALPA let those guys back in but to see a scab proudly wearing a lanyard just doesn't make sense to me. So I emailed him this morning and he's what he had to say;

On Mar 7, 2014, at 4:24 PM, James Green <[email protected]> wrote:

That is purely my business and none of yours, whatsoever!
Who the heck do you think you are, anyway!?

I was a member of ALPA for more than 20 years and paid many tens of thousands of Dollars in dues.
Even though they tried to hurt me and my career.

ALPA tried to put my company out of business for 2 1/2 years and lost, and they sued me and lost again.

Plus I threatened to sue them twice... and both times they backed down, because they were wrong.
I would say they should give me an award for even being willing to wear their lanyard.

Our strike at Continental was a giant IQ test and those brain-dead idiots who chose to drink the ALPA Kool-Aid all lost big time.
I mean striking an airline "after" it declared bankruptcy was about as stupid as could possibly be!

Since I chose to keep it going (one of 125 who did) I feel very responsible for helping to create the largest airline in the world today.
When ALPA admitted defeat and eventually capitulated, they agreed to bring all flying pilots back into good standing, including me.

Even though they had tried to damage my career very badly, I put bygones aside and agreed to be a member again.
I think of all pilots anywhere, if anyone has earned the right to wear whatever lanyard they want, it is I, for certain...!

No thanks to the many who tried and failed to shut us down.
I was very proud to be a Scab then and I still am!

Very sincerely,
Captain Jim Green

PS: You probably voted for Obama, too...!

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On Fri, Mar 7, 2014 at 1:49 PM, Razor wrote:

I'm an ALPA member who isn't a SCAB so I (and lots of others) find it odd that you would wear an ALPA lanyard after what you did.

> On Mar 7, 2014, at 11:46 AM, James <[email protected]> wrote:
>
> Who the heck are you?!
> And what business is it of yours!?
>
> Sent from Jim's Smartphone
>
>> On Mar 7, 2014, at 7:34 AM, Razor wrote:
>>
>> Hey,
>>
>> I came across your info and was wondering if it's true you are a SCAB? If so then why in the world would you think it's okay to wear an ALPA lanyard?
Razor gets "Cool Of The Day" if you ask me....

I'd just like to know why he still parades around in his uniform.
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Old 03-07-2014, 02:08 PM
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I loved reading his response. Keep um coming people. This is good stuff.
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Old 03-07-2014, 02:27 PM
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Sounds like he'd have a bright future as a future NAI hiring rep/recruiter.
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Old 03-07-2014, 02:57 PM
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Someone post or PM me his email
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Old 03-07-2014, 08:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Razor View Post
On Mar 7, 2014, at 4:24 PM, James Green <[email protected]> wrote:
It's right there in Razor's post
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Old 03-07-2014, 09:10 PM
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So under the new FAA rules, IF I am reading this right and you go to a aviation college you'll be allowed to get a restricted ATP with fewer hours than a regular ATP and get hired by a Part 121 carrier at a younger age (21 vs 23) and with fewer hours (1000 vs 1500).

So someone who learned under Captain Green is allowed to get hired younger and with fewer hours?

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Old 03-07-2014, 09:23 PM
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He certainly likes using ? and ! in his responses.
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