Monthly Archives: November 2018

The Company Has Determined

Brothers & Sisters

The company has determined an employee’s value, this determination in notably not an employee’s geographic value.
Apparently having determined their bankruptcy imposed concessionary contract along with the imposed amendment concessions, employees have not yet given enough or been through enough.

Now the company selectively gives some employees a geographic premium but most of their employee’s receive nothing.
In this regard, these insulting actions by the company, have a great number of employees really considering if this is who they want to work for. By these actions a clear message has been sent to each of us. The company has displayed for us all to see. Do the rally respect each of us or is it as it appears, a false sense of value and respect, just smile for the camera.

Based on our research, it is far cheaper to give current employees a raise than to recruit and train a new candidates. The company knows they have a problem with recruiting replacements for you. No one will accept their starting pay or agree with the current pay scales for all classifications.

All employees were asked to help this company bring 50 EMB Aircraft out of the desert and has provided them with an additional 1 million seats over the past year. Our members answered that call ever though those efforts hold no value to them, only the company has profited. Again no shared value.

Again the company’s actions clearly has determined that your value in the effort to do this was worth nothing. Your effort only helped the company secure more airplanes and reap all the benefits.

As stated by the company, starting wages and raises are competitive with local markets rates!
Let’s look at their 12 year history.

  • Aircraft Cleaners $9.85 with a $1.10 raise over the last 12 years.
  • Inventory Control Specialist $10.98 with a $1.17 raise over the last 12 years.
  • Ground Support Technician $13.35 with a $1.40 raise over the last 12 years.
  • Aircraft Maintenance Technician $13.87 with a $1.63 raise over the last 12 years.

Chick-fil-A starting pay $17 an hour / Amazon $15 an hour.

Annually, 7 million dollars has been taken directly from each of us as a result of the companies’ bankruptcy. This has totaled to more than 42 million dollars over the last six years.

The company only made a profit of only $314 MILLION DOLLARS last year and your concessions were necessary for this to happen. The fact is those imposed concession at the time were unnecessary. The management of this company could if they chose to do so give the respect we each have earned.

The company has determined they need to find other ways to retain and employees employed and have chosen to have a report to work late sale. Now, report to work late points value are half price, instead of a .5 point value you will now only be charged .25 point. RL’s are half price with current Local Markets Rates.

Request to be respected and let your voice be heard.