New union galvanizes AirTran pilots

New union galvanizes AirTran pilots

There are 4 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from May 18, 2009, titled New union galvanizes AirTran pilots. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Having joined forces with a major pilots' union in the past month, the men and women in the cockpits of AirTran Airways' jets are starting to flex their muscle.

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C Hall

Fort Mill, SC

#1 May 18, 2009
What's missing is why the company doesn't offer a full proposal of their own if that is how they want to negotiate. What's also missing is that a huge number of the pilots at AirTran make 50% less than industry average. How would you like to make 50% less than people doing the same job? The pilots at Airtran are asking for a FAIR contract and they are good people and good employees. Management at airtran abuses these good people and intimidates them so that their bonuses are bigger and bigger. The pilots are looking for a FAIR contract. Management is being the typical Greedy scumbags that they are.
Told you so

Oviedo, FL

#2 May 18, 2009
With the pilots joining Alpo, AirTran will go to the dogs.
Captain Ron

Coatesville, PA

#3 May 19, 2009
Good for them! Rock on! Wear the ALPA lanyards too
joe momma

Weatherford, TX

#4 May 19, 2009
What do you expect. Valuejet in disquise. Low class airline with low class pilots

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