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Old 01-31-2019, 11:49 AM   #1  
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Default UPA amendable date!

Oscar has failed in his job to deliver a new UPA!



Today marks the amendable date of the United Pilot Agreement (UPA). Despite efforts to reach a seamless agreement, critical items remain between us and a final deal. We will not be rushed into an agreement that does not meet the needs of the membership simply for the sake of expediency.

For many months, United's senior leadership has publicly expressed their desire to change our UPA Regional Jet Scope limitations. In response to this rhetoric, the United pilots have stated loud and clear we have no interest in allowing management to expand their reliance on an outdated and flawed strategy of outsourcing.

There are several easy and practical solutions that ensure robust feed to our network. These innovative concepts would redefine United Airlines and the industry in a positive, meaningful way. Until management is willing to constructively engage on these ideas which protect pilot job security, we do not anticipate a deal. As each month passes, United's fleet of 50-seaters gets closer to the end of their useful lifespan. The longer negotiations continue, the more pressure there will be on management to finalize an agreement.

Last year, we opened negotiations early and have remained focused. As a result, we are further along in the Section 6 timeline than in previous negotiations. We are encouraged by the large number of negotiated items completed in multiple sections of the UPA. This validates the confidence we have in our negotiating team and overall strategic plan. We are willing to continue on this path because securing career protections and contract improvements is more important than a rushed agreement.

The MEC stands 100% unified in achieving a contract that fully recognizes the value our pilots bring to United Airlines and we will continue fighting to deliver the contract you deserve.

We ask that you stay engaged, defend your contract, and contact us if you have any questions.

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The United Airlines Master Executive Council
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Weird that the stumbling block is scope. Who could have ever saw that coming?

As always, there will be a new contract when management wants a new contract. I guess they don't think they need one yet?
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It’s what they understand.
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.....We are willing to continue on this path because securing career protections and contract improvements is more important than a rushed agreement.


Finally....
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Weird that the stumbling block is scope. Who could have ever saw that coming?
Anyone whose heard the name Scott Kirby...
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What part of “no scope relief” is not being understood
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What part of “no scope relief” is not being understood
Maybe Kirby will just declare a state of emergency and do it anyway. Too soon? 😉
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Maybe Kirby will just declare a state of emergency and do it anyway. Too soon? 😉
Beautiful segue of current events. If memory serves correct, it's called a bankruptcy term sheet. You don't want to be on that end of the gun.
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Is it too early for a strike vote?
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Maybe Kirby will just declare a state of emergency and do it anyway. Too soon? ��
If Kirby unilaterally voided our contract -- the pilots would collectively display their disapproval.
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