TOLtommy From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3246 posts, RR: 4 Posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2472 times:
Mesaba filed 1113c motions today to void labor agreements with their pilots, flight attendants and mechanics. Motion will be heard in court on 2/24, court will have 30 days to make ruling. Here's a link to the filing:
Mesaba did reach agreement with TWU, therefore is not a part of this motion. The filing also states that Mesaba will return the 2 CRJ's currently in the fleet if they are not selected for the current RFP for CRJ flying.
Interesting reading... Good luck to all at Mesaba....
TOLtommy From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3246 posts, RR: 4 Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2444 times:
I believe there are still 24 RJ85's flying, all to be removed from fleet by end of 2006. The 2 CRJ's were the only two delivered before NW filed CH11. Without winning the RFP for Pinnacle's CRJ flying, they'll be down to 49 SF340's. That's a whole lot of jobs on the line.
LUVRSW From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 498 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2378 times:
Mesaba and NW has had a bad relationship the past few years. This is what happens when you bite the hand that feeds you. Oh, but wait, Spanjers and the other management cronies will get to share a 2 million dollar bonus this year....nice.
Meanwhile, half of Mesaba's 850 pilots will be laid off in the near future, he said.
Mesaba's current business plan, Wychor added, envisions it flying just 49 34-seat Saab aircraft.
"If the judge allows the company to reject our contract and impose an agreement that looks like the one we're talking about today, we will strike," Wychor vowed.
Under the company proposal, newly hired pilots wouldn't make much more than $10,000 a year after paying for medical insurance
TOLtommy From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3246 posts, RR: 4 Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2310 times:
I love that Wychor (ALPA head for Mesaba) says that half of current pilots will be furloughed, and complains that new hires will not take home much after paying for insurance. If half the pilots are furloughed, they won't be hiring!
Nlink, you sure you are not confusing Mesaba with Pinnacle? When I read about operational issues and NW Airlink, it's almost always pointing at Pinnacle.
TOLtommy From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3246 posts, RR: 4 Reply 17, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 1947 times:
Quoting LUVRSW (Reply 12): Wow Tommy, thanks for the post. Things are really getting ugly at XJ...end of days are near.
You may be right. The biggest problem I see for Mesaba is that the rank and file pilots and FA's have nothing to lose by shutting the airline down. Roughly half the pilots, and well over half the FA's will lose their jobs if the company winds up as a 49 saab fleet. But the RJ85 doesn't completely leave the fleet until later this year. So those folks will be around to vote no, or to reject any agreement imposed. And NW has yet to affirm that Mesaba will be the chosen flyer of the Saabs. I suspect that after NW chooses an airline to fly the CRJ, that the Saab flying will be put out to bid. You know Colgan is waiting to bid....