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AirTran pilots to picket at Hartsfield-Jackson

There are 33 comments on the www.bizjournals.com story from Apr 10, 2009, titled AirTran pilots to picket at Hartsfield-Jackson. In it, www.bizjournals.com reports that:

AirTran pilots plan to protest management Monday at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

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Chuck

Englewood, CO

#1 Apr 11, 2009
Picket as much as you like. More jobs for the rest of us!!!
I will put my reseume in to steal your job. Thanks.......
Billy Bobber

Reading, PA

#2 Apr 11, 2009
Picketing is the only leverage a worker under the Railway Labor Act allows. Airtran pilots are some of the hardest working airline pilot groups out there. With recent actions by Management it is a shame that this work group has been trapped in a corner defenseless. They are the least paid airline pilots in the industry and their contract expired over 4 1/2 years ago! That is a record also and this is the first time they are picketing. Management at AAI needs to change their aggressive actions towards the pilots.
Sam

Sanford, FL

#3 Apr 11, 2009
Chuck wrote:
Picket as much as you like. More jobs for the rest of us!!!
I will put my reseume in to steal your job. Thanks.......
You are disgusting! Hope you never worked for TWA or we would have your head.
John

United States

#4 Apr 13, 2009
Chuck wrote:
Picket as much as you like. More jobs for the rest of us!!!
I will put my reseume in to steal your job. Thanks.......
My guess your attitude and spelling will keep you right where you are.
Mike Davis

Grand Ledge, MI

#5 Apr 13, 2009
Chuck wrote:
Picket as much as you like. More jobs for the rest of us!!!
I will put my reseume in to steal your job. Thanks.......
Great.... a scab want to be..... Why dont you go pay Mesa or Gulfstream for a job.
JPatco

Kingsport, TN

#6 Apr 13, 2009
Chuck wrote:
Picket as much as you like. More jobs for the rest of us!!!
I will put my reseume in to steal your job. Thanks.......
Welcome to it with a starting pay of $16,000 per year, should be right up your alley; post burger flipper. I hear that is all they are hiring now. You should fit right in.
Mike

United States

#7 Apr 13, 2009
You would probably wash out of training, considering it's the most difficult in the industry!
Don

Newnan, GA

#8 Apr 13, 2009
Now come on everybody....without guys like Chucky here, airlines like Mesa and Gulfstream wouldn't have any pilots dumb enough to show up for the job.
Chuck

Englewood, CO

#9 Apr 14, 2009
John wrote:
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My guess your attitude and spelling will keep you right where you are.
Check your grammar, FRAGMENT!!!
Chuck

Englewood, CO

#10 Apr 14, 2009
At a time like this, there are plenty of fish in the sea. With pilots over 10,000 plus on furlough, airlines have plent of replacement pilots.
Hey, if pilots are stupid enough to picket, then they are stupid enough to lose their jobs.
Chuck

Englewood, CO

#11 Apr 14, 2009
Don wrote:
Now come on everybody....without guys like Chucky here, airlines like Mesa and Gulfstream wouldn't have any pilots dumb enough to show up for the job.
Mr. Redneck, the economy is in the $huts and everyone that cry for more pay deserves to be CANNED!!!
Chuck

Englewood, CO

#12 Apr 14, 2009
Mike Davis wrote:
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Great.... a scab want to be..... Why dont you go pay Mesa or Gulfstream for a job.
Speaking of SCABS,why don't you talk about the 4,000 plus SCABS at NWA MX, you chicken $hit!!!
Where the f***en hell did you get your GED?
Cry Me A River

United States

#13 Apr 14, 2009
I mean cry me an underpayed pilot...

Wow the pomp, arrogance, and ego never seem to fade when it comes to airline pilots.

Go stand on the corner and picket - hold your sign high so everyone who passes knows who you are for the greed and arrogance you are. Shut up and fly the planes. I'll shut up and do my job.

Or better yet, go do something you enjoy somewhere you enjoy. The rest of us will continue to be happy that we are employed, can put food on the tables and homes over our heads. We will not cry if we aren't being treated "fairly" we will leave and go work somewhere else. Someone else will appreciate the oppurtunity that you feel is so bad, much better than you when you leave. If I drive by I'll take pictures of you strikers and post them so others can see the greed-mongers for who they are. It's a good thing we live in a free country for now...
anthony

Powder Springs, GA

#14 Apr 14, 2009
I will fly american or TWA/WHo cares if you want to picket? whats that doing for the PASSENGERS who have places to go.
Bobby

Reading, PA

#15 Apr 14, 2009
Well many pilots are unable to feed their families. I have been an airline pilot 6 years and broke $30,000 2 years ago!!! When you board your 76 seat Delta jet I hope you know that your $79 ticket is being subsidized by the First Officer making $20,160/year. This is fact no exagerration.$24/hr for 70hrs/month time 12 months =$20,160. So maybe the pilots need to picket since obviously there are many folks that have no idea of the low wages. Low wages = less safe.
poster

Orlando, FL

#16 Apr 15, 2009
Billy Bobber wrote:
Picketing is the only leverage a worker under the Railway Labor Act allows. Airtran pilots are some of the hardest working airline pilot groups out there. With recent actions by Management it is a shame that this work group has been trapped in a corner defenseless. They are the least paid airline pilots in the industry and their contract expired over 4 1/2 years ago! That is a record also and this is the first time they are picketing. Management at AAI needs to change their aggressive actions towards the pilots.
let me make an educated guess here......YOU VOTED FOR OBAMA?we told you before the election if you voted for him you would have hardships and lose your job, now I guess your listening after its to late.
Ned

Leighton, AL

#17 Apr 15, 2009
Chucky missed his meds again.
Cry Me A River

United States

#18 Apr 15, 2009
Facts:
AirTran first officers start at 36K year one.
They max out at 66K a year.
AirTran pilots start at 60K year one.
They max out at 128K a year.
These numbers do not include per diem.

Ask around if someone sees the issue here. Picket away - the Delta pilot (delta connection I may add)- is less experienced and is payed less. They eventually become pilots for AirTran and then if they like it and are comfortable stay, if they are greedy and need more than 128K a year to survive they leave or picket. One word: GREED

I am not a pilot and I started my job for far less than 20K a year and I worked my arse off and now I make 70+K a year. I think I'll picket for more hard workers around me who actually want to work for the money they get paid as opposed to crying about it. Picketing is for babies!
Ned

Leighton, AL

#19 Apr 15, 2009
The only picket I like is named Wilson.
Allissa

Reading, PA

#20 Apr 15, 2009
It takes a pilot several years as a pilot to get a job at Airtran. Then they only make 36K/year??? Then it takes like 5-7 years to become a Captain. Well im 25 and a hoping to become a regional airline pilot. That means at the earliest I can work at an airline like Airtran is 30 years old??? Then I can break $100K/year by 35. I have $90,000 of school loans. Dont some of you realize that is a bit extreme. A First Officer for an airlines made 60-80K/year in 1988....I dont expect to be rich but it is depressing that an airline pilot is paid so poor compared to the work needed to become one.

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