AirTran pilots to picket at Hartsfield-Jackson

Apr 10, 2009 | Posted by: airliner | Full story: www.bizjournals.com

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

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mcb

Atlanta, GA

#21 Apr 16, 2009
Chuck wrote:
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Mr. Redneck, the economy is in the $huts and everyone that cry for more pay deserves to be CANNED!!!
.... the doctor that will perform surgery on you (after having your head smashed) will, due to the economy being bad, just get 25 $ and hour for it. There are thousands lined up for surgeon jobs...
mcb

Atlanta, GA

#22 Apr 16, 2009
Cry Me A River wrote:
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.!
That's what it's about. Pilots do work their butts off. Now imagine if someone get's your job for 20k and you are out the door.... or because of that, you could stay but your wages will be reduced to 20K after all those years of hard work ....
ScabPicker

Orange, CA

#23 Apr 21, 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.......
Hey, Chucky. I will remember your name, son. It is a small world, aviation. We will cross paths, perhaps in an interview or training.
Picket Line Crosser

Atlanta, GA

#24 Apr 21, 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.......
Aman my brother.I need a job
Scab beater

Rochester, NY

#25 Dec 11, 2009
What you all dont understand is Airtran has had record profits for 2009! They have increased there asm while reducing the casm. What this means for you non aviation folks is $$$$$$. So much so the execs are taking HUGE bonuses, and leaving there work force without raises for over 5 1/2 years.
All you ass clowns that are talking about taking other peoples jobs need to look yourself in the mirror! I am sure you see a classless, hopeless human being that needs to be shot! Your time will come, and I hope it comes sooner than later.
Airtran is in no financial stress from the economy. In fact they are booming! So employees need to stand up for themselves.
lannie

United States

#26 Dec 12, 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.
If you dont like the pay, why did you take the job? QUIT and join the rest of america.REMEMBER< there are several other MAJOR airlines who will take me to my relatives home for christmas.Park your planes over there and GO HOME.
lannie

United States

#27 Dec 12, 2009
Chuck wrote:
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Mr. Redneck, the economy is in the $huts and everyone that cry for more pay deserves to be CANNED!!!
yep, they want more pay.I assume they haven't thought about what happens if the airline CLOSES.Then they could picket for a living.
When you voted and chose OBAMA, that pretty much ended your career.He is doing everything he can to destroy america.If you don't believe it, ask the person who ownes your compnay.
lannie

United States

#28 Dec 12, 2009
anthony wrote:
I will fly american or TWA/WHo cares if you want to picket? whats that doing for the PASSENGERS who have places to go.
I think they are beginning to see when there is a ticket sold for $99 round trip to china and back, who actually takes the cut.THE PILOT....
lannie

United States

#29 Dec 12, 2009
Scab beater wrote:
What you all dont understand is Airtran has had record profits for 2009! They have increased there asm while reducing the casm. What this means for you non aviation folks is $$$$$$. So much so the execs are taking HUGE bonuses, and leaving there work force without raises for over 5 1/2 years.
All you ass clowns that are talking about taking other peoples jobs need to look yourself in the mirror! I am sure you see a classless, hopeless human being that needs to be shot! Your time will come, and I hope it comes sooner than later.
Airtran is in no financial stress from the economy. In fact they are booming! So employees need to stand up for themselves.
why do YOU deserve the bonus? Obama says NO, you don't.You voted for him, now--live it brother and enjioy your CHANGE!
Cry Me A River

Dallas, TX

#30 Dec 14, 2009
lannie wrote:
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why do YOU deserve the bonus? Obama says NO, you don't.You voted for him, now--live it brother and enjioy your CHANGE!
LOVE IT!!! I think I'll sign a contract that states my salary for the term of the contract and when it expires complain that it is not enough and instead of accepting the contract that I agreed to in the first place, I will picket, because I want more money. I have no room for that logic in my life. I work contract free and earn my money by not looking for reasons to complain but by actually working. I'll start printing you pilots up some signs - We want more money and we don't care who we hurt to get it. Everybody wants to take pie shots at the execs for their bonuses - so when they took pay deductions last year and you didn't they're the bad guys? Again logic that does't add up, even for a "smart" pilot.
lighteredknot

Douglas, GA

#31 Dec 14, 2009
Bobby wrote:
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.
If you don't like the pay then go work for another company or start your own company. That is what I have always done. I didn't like the way Air Tran treated this pilot for wearing his uniform when he dropped of his wife and kids at a circus, but a letter to the editor will get more sympathy than picketing as a union.
Lew Holt

United States

#32 Dec 14, 2009
Bobby wrote:
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.
if you dont like your job, CHANGE to another profession.You can always work for quik trip
Mark

Ronkonkoma, NY

#33 Jan 3, 2010
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.......
GO F*CK YOURSELF. You are truly a scab in the making

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