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Chautauqua Pilots Vote Results  
User currently offlineWillfly4food From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 74 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 6 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2187 times:

Pilots at Chautauqua Airlines voted 94% in favor of an authorization to strike. They have sent a clear message that they will not participate in the "race to the bottom" that has cost Mesa pilots the respect of most of their fellow pilots.

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User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2131 times:

Is this a system-wide strike by Chautauqua, or against one partnering carrier in particular (works with Delta, USAirways, and American.)

How will this affect the mainline carriers? Will it be as bad as the Comair strike was for Delta?


redngold



Up, up and away!
User currently offlineWillfly4food From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 74 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2119 times:

If it goes that far it would be system wide. Or not. It might be fun to keep management guessing which part of our system we will shut down at any given time.

It is not likely to have a big effect on mainline but it should be enough of a problem for them that they will put some pressure on Wexford, Bedford, ect.


User currently offlineHAL From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2572 posts, RR: 53
Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2056 times:

To all of you at Chautauqua (from a former CHQ'er), congratulations, and good luck. I know it will be tough, but stick with it - the results will be worth whatever short term pain there is.

HAL



One smooth landing is skill. Two in a row is luck. Three in a row and someone is lying.
User currently offlineSkymileman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 6 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2032 times:

Are Chatauqua pilots anywhere near reaching a settlement when this happened, or is it going to be like the Comair strike all over again? Anyone know?

User currently offlineAirT85 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1992 times:

Can someone please explain what the situation is at CHQ? I havent heard of anything so-Im a little in the dark!
Thanks


User currently offlineWillfly4food From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 74 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 6 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1965 times:

Let me see if I can provide a quick summary.
1. Management uses 9/11 as an excuse to speed up the departure of our Saabs by sending them to another Wexford company (Shuttle America). Then they fire 125 pilots instead of furloughing them. A court settlement allowed the pilots to return about one year later. Those who followed the Saabs to SA after they were fired have not been permitted to return.
2. Current contract expired November of 2001
3. The pilot group voted down the original version of jets4jobs. Our company said well that is that. Meanwhile they were starting an alter-ego company called Republic. This airline was their way of taking the j4j flying anyway. They would pay lower wages and use that as leverage against us if they are able to get up and running before we force them to give us a contract. We want to both stop Republic and get our contract that way we will have better control over work rules and pay. They won't be able to play the "you take concessions or we will give the flying to your little whore sister" game with any new or even current flying.
4. We lost a member of our negociating team to an accident. We continued. Management sent their chief negociator to work on the start up of Republic then said "We can't negociate now, we lost one of our guys." They then pulled away from the table.
5. Management has been trying to stall long enough to get Republic running. Any stalling is not negociating in good faith.
6. We are a "fee for departure airline". That means that our codeshare partners pay us a fixed fee every thing we takeoff. Every statement our management makes about the state of the industry causing them to have to tighten belts is bull$h!t. They don't get paid by passenger load so who cares about the state of the industry.
7. The most important issue is that almost half of our pilot group makes less than 20,000 per year. That is crap. You could make that much running a frier at McD's and still be home at night with your family. Someone must stand up to try for change and fairness in this industry. I wouldn't expect anything less from the pilots of Chautauqua. They won't sell out like so many at Mesa, skywest, ect.


User currently offlineJ32driver From United States of America, joined May 2000, 399 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (11 years 6 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1924 times:

Stand tall and best of luck. I hope your pilot group is able to squash Republic like the cockroach that it is.


User currently offlineAirT85 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 6 months 22 hours ago) and read 1856 times:

Thanks for the summary of what is going on with CHQ. Best of luck to you all...

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