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Forum: JetBlue 12-19-2016, 04:51 PM
Replies: 554
Views: 125,956
Posted By Fins Up
I'm skipping to the end from page 2. I get the...

I'm skipping to the end from page 2. I get the gist and I agree with the original poster. I have been at jetblue for 10 1/2 years and I don't recommend coming here unless you just need the get the...
Forum: Republic Airways 11-27-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 21,449
Posted By Fins Up
So a new guy is excited and motivated to be...

So a new guy is excited and motivated to be prepared for training and y'all jump his sh1t. Good grief. I guess that's what you get for being young and excited about your new job. Give the guy a...
Forum: Major 01-20-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,302
Posted By Fins Up
Searching for FFDO interview gouge on an open...

Searching for FFDO interview gouge on an open forum is a bad idea. Don't make it harder than it needs to be.
Forum: Major 04-24-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,402
Posted By Fins Up
Are you referring to the Nicoalu (sp/) Award? If...

Are you referring to the Nicoalu (sp/) Award? If so, I mostly hear that the USAir MEC acted.......not smartly and THAT was their downfall, not ALPA.

I have not first hand knowledge of that...
Forum: Major 04-22-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 13,889
Posted By Fins Up
Not helpful.

Not helpful.
Forum: Major 04-08-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 18,548
Posted By Fins Up
I did not sign up for 3A, but I learn as much...

I did not sign up for 3A, but I learn as much about it as I can for my own education. I recommend pulling that email back out of your trash and reading it. You can call it a "rant", but the factual...
Forum: Major 03-30-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 34,836
Posted By Fins Up
I like the silo system too. No reason we can't...

I like the silo system too. No reason we can't set up our committees that way.
Forum: Major 03-28-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 18,548
Posted By Fins Up
Because there are so many other great options for...

Because there are so many other great options for representation. In case you didn't know - the Directed Relationship doesn't work.
Forum: Major 03-28-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 18,548
Posted By Fins Up
YES and it felt awesome. Almost as good as my...

YES and it felt awesome. Almost as good as my "special time".
Forum: Major 03-27-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 34,836
Posted By Fins Up
In that case, since the vote is highly favored to...

In that case, since the vote is highly favored to pass, it behooves all pilots to vote YES to send a strong message of unity to management.
Forum: Major 03-26-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 34,836
Posted By Fins Up
Correction

Correction regarding lobbying: As others have pointed out, the PACs do the lobbying. Not taken out of your dues.
Forum: Major 03-26-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 34,836
Posted By Fins Up
Yes, there is a conflict of interest. No, it does...

Yes, there is a conflict of interest. No, it does not change the fact that we need a CBA.



This type of thing shouldn't happen. I hope we at jetblue will do our best to prevent this from...
Forum: Major 03-26-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 34,836
Posted By Fins Up
Look at Hawaiian and Alaska Airlines. They are...

Look at Hawaiian and Alaska Airlines. They are both smaller pilot groups than us, are ALPA, and have better contracts. I'd say they both have just as good a relationship with their management,...
Forum: Major 03-25-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 34,836
Posted By Fins Up
This is what it's all about. Dave is not going to...

This is what it's all about. Dave is not going to take care of you. Nobody is going to take care of the pilots except the pilots. You KNOW the right answer. It's okay to vote YES. It's nothing...
Forum: Major 03-24-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 34,836
Posted By Fins Up
None of us here are nave enough to think that...

None of us here are nave enough to think that ALPA is going to be the end all, be all and fix all our problems. I'm managing my own expectations. However, the one thing that is absolutely true...
Forum: Major 03-24-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 34,836
Posted By Fins Up
Concessions for lowering stock?? My stock options...

Concessions for lowering stock?? My stock options are already worthless. Our stock is already underperforms every other stock in our "peer set". That's due to lousy management, not anything any of us...
Forum: Major 03-23-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 34,836
Posted By Fins Up
Bubba, There has been a lot of good...

Bubba,

There has been a lot of good information put into the replies to your post. I'm not sure how much I can add on top of that, but here goes:

1. Pay SHOULD NOT be the number one priority....
Forum: Major 03-23-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 34,836
Posted By Fins Up
The point is that, while ALPA is not perfect by a...

The point is that, while ALPA is not perfect by a long shot, there is not a single pilot group out there that is looking to get rid of their CBA and union representation to go with a Direct...
Forum: Major 03-21-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 34,836
Posted By Fins Up
Wow. Great work! The junior folks like yourself...

Wow. Great work! The junior folks like yourself who quickly see through the BS and explain said BS to others carry a ton of sway. Thanks for doing that.

(I hope you don't mind but I'm going to...
Forum: Major 03-21-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 34,836
Posted By Fins Up
The correct part is that base rates will increase...

The correct part is that base rates will increase by a total of 20% over the next three years. As with everything the company puts out, it's what they don't say that is more telling.

- We used to...
Forum: Major 03-21-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 34,836
Posted By Fins Up
So true. The only reason that the...

So true. The only reason that the pilot-management relationship will immediately turn toxic is if management causes it. The flame-throwing guy on bluepilots who just wants to cause havoc is a small...
Forum: Major 03-20-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 34,836
Posted By Fins Up
Thanks for the response. I'm certainly not...

Thanks for the response. I'm certainly not pointing fingers at anyone for anything. Just making trying to make the point, as I believe you are, that we will be much better off with a CBA and...
Forum: Major 03-20-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 34,836
Posted By Fins Up
It is my understanding, correct me if I'm wrong,...

It is my understanding, correct me if I'm wrong, that, while ALPA represented AT during the merger, AT was still operating under their old contract developed by NPA which lacked critical language...
Forum: Major 03-20-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 34,836
Posted By Fins Up
BlindBentBingo - Thanks for your perspective and...

BlindBentBingo - Thanks for your perspective and your support. As the saying goes, "It's just business". Dave hires his outside experts to negotiate for him and do what they think is best for this...
Forum: Major 03-19-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 34,836
Posted By Fins Up
Excellent post. Your opinion as a junior un-jaded...

Excellent post. Your opinion as a junior un-jaded new guy is probably more valuable than mine. Thanks for posting.
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