08/03/2018 Letter to Membership
Brothers and Sisters
The company has received the results of their survey they asked all employees to participate in earlier this year. Well the results for Aircraft Maintenance and Related did not favor the results they were expecting; instead they were unfavorable for many departments within our work groups. It’s hard for the upper management of envoy to understand why your performance for them is still superior of all other regional airlines flying the American Eagle brand or even American Airlines performance. Envoy get more planes, employees get more PIZZA/CUPCAKES.
Now Senior Leaders question themselves as to why your performance is so good but why do they feel they way they do? It’s simple; you have secured Envoy future with little to no respect from them. We feel that the Envoy motto is “IF THEIR NOT HAPPY, JUST BUY THEM PIZZA”. Pizza don’t pay the bills and we’re all tired of PIZZA!
Here is the outline of your pay increases over the past 20 years:
1998-05/2000 No Raise for 2.5 years
05/2000-05/2002 $1.03 2 years
05/2002-10/2004 No Raise 2.5 years
10/2004-10/2006 $1.12 2 years
10/2006-01/2013 No Raise 6.5 years
01/2013-01/2016 $.70 3 years
01/2016 to present $.93 2 years
Last 11 years – $1.63
The numbers speak for themselves, you have continued to perform with unwavering commitment to safety and help the company secure the future for all of us. We have been through the hard times after the attack on New York City and the bankruptcy that was forced upon us by American Airlines. Your 97% No Vote spoke loud and clear that we deserved more than the company was offering us. Arbitration is not what any of us really wanted but the companies offer was disrespectful after all the work, performance and reliability we did for them to secure our future also. The company proposed 0% for 4 years at the arbitration hearing and the only reason you got a raise was because it was awarded by the arbitrator. It was amazing to see the company work so hard to offer you nothing.
Now the company has a real problem that they fail to see or admit to, that many employees that have been devoted to their profession are now starting to realize working for this company is a one-way street and walking out the door for more money. We need 7 million in concessions so we can show a profit of 314 million in 2017. The company wants to know why you feel the way you do, well maybe they need to show some respect to the employees that have helped secure their and our future. #tiredofpizza