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Old 02-26-2014, 02:23 PM   #1  
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A message from the PSA MEC;

Staffing Shortage Update
PSA management has recently taken a number of actions in an attempt to mitigate the pilot staffing shortage. First, management denied or canceled all Association leave for January, February, and March. Second, this weekend, management decided to hold four pilots at PSA indefinitely rather than allow them to begin a class at US Airways in March.

Third, management advised the MEC yesterday that it was canceling vacations for pilots bidding in Round 2 due to extremely short staffing in March. Section 7.H of the Collective Bargaining Agreement describes the responsibilities of pilots and the company when taking this action. As the shortage continues, further vacation cancellations may occur, so every pilot is encouraged to review the language.

Fourth, management has canceled selected recurrent training events—both ground schools and LOFT sessions—over the past week to mitigate the shortage temporarily. This move creates a number of contractual complications in the rescheduling of these events. Delaying training is also unsustainable as it creates further training backlog.

The MEC is concerned that management’s focus on fixing immediate problems will compound the difficulties of implementing new aircraft. Therefore, we strongly encourage PSA management to take a longer view, using realistic targets with a sufficient margin to allow for success. Attempting to operate on a razor thin margin reduces the chances of success during the coming year and is likely to deteriorate the working environment for PSA pilots. We mustn’t be the continued victims of improper planning.
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Old 02-26-2014, 02:25 PM   #2  
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... management decided to hold four pilots at PSA indefinitely rather than allow them to begin a class at US Airways in March.
How's that preferential interview agreement working out?

Haha....

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Old 02-26-2014, 02:26 PM   #3  
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That's too bad. :/
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You guys were quick to give and they are even quicker to take!
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Old 02-26-2014, 02:27 PM   #5  
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Skeptical...anyone care to back this letter up?
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But where's Meyers to say PSA isn't crappy?
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And the new airplanes aren't even on property...

Bite off more than we can chew?
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Skeptical...anyone care to back this letter up?
I'm with you.....anyone corroborate this??
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Haha! Didn't see that coming...
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Old 02-26-2014, 02:59 PM   #10  
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That's a bummer.
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