Piper Lands A Union | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

AMA Drone Report

Airborne-Monday

Airborne-Tuesday

Airborne-Wednesday

Airborne-Thursday

Airborne-Friday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI

Airborne On ANN

AMA 05.25.17

Airborne
05.22.17

Airborne
05.23.17

Airborne
05.24.17

Airborne
05.25.17

Airborne
05.26.17

Airborne-Unmanned 05.23.17

Airborne-YouTube

AMA 05.25.17

Airborne
05.22.17

Airborne
05.23.17

Airborne
05.24.17

Airborne
05.25.17

Airborne
05.26.17

Airborne-Unmanned 05.23.17

XPONENTIAL Innovation Preview -- www.allthingsunmanned.com

Sat, Nov 29, 2003

Piper Lands A Union

Cuts In Pay, Benefits, Strengthens Machinists’ Bid

The cutbacks that most likely saved New Piper Aircraft apparently had one side effect the company wasn’t hoping for: unionization. By a vote of 310-193, workers at the venerable GA manufacturer have voted to join the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.

Piper appeared nonplussed by the vote. "Yes, there was a vote," Piper spokesman Mark Miller said Wednesday, a day after the vote. He was quoted in the Vero Beach (FL) Press-Journal. "For us, this is business as usual. We made the best aircraft in general aviation before the vote and we will continue to make the best aircraft in general aviation."

The Machininsts union had been knocking on Piper’s door for two years before the vote. But after the company was bought by American Capital Strategies, Ltd. in July, union leaders got a harried phone call from Vero Beach.

"The folks contacted me (this past) August," said Al Granado, a union representative based in Atlanta. "It was one of the quickest moves to unionize that I've ever seen. Usually it takes nine, 10 or 11 months.

"The final straw, the thing that motivated the employees to contact us, was the company took away the employees' 6 percent raise and their health insurance went from $200 a month to $300 a month," said Granado.

Piper’s response? Spokesman Mark Miller said, "It's no secret employees were unhappy with cuts across the board in wages and benefits. We had to put cuts into effect, or we would not have a company in Vero Beach -- or anywhere."

FMI: www.newpiper.com

Advertisement

More News

Memorial Day Celebration Turns Bad With Leap Frogs Accident

Navy SEAL Dies After Parachute Malfunction In New Jersey Normally; Memorial Day is a celebration of those who have fought for the freedoms so many of us take for granted. It's a gr>[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 05.23.17: Courts Nix Model Regs, Autonymous Flt, WATT 300

Also: King Schools Update, Kittyhawk APP, Robird And Integrated Drone Solutions, ICAO Drone Tracking The unmanned community got a bit of a jolt late last week when the US Court of >[...]

AMA Drone Report 05.25.17: Court Kills FAA Model Drone Registration, DJI Spark!

Also: AMA Reacts To Court, FAA Reaction, AUVSI Reaction, Kittyhawk Flight Deck APP Score one for us little guys... As you may have heard, the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D>[...]

Airborne 05.26.17: Elvis' Jetstar, ACJ330neo, Redbull's Muroya Aims For Chiba

Also: Revitalizing The Aero-Verse, NAAA's Concerns, 737 Air Tankers, SD Air & Space Museum, LAX Mishap, Avidyne After sitting on a runway in Roswell, NM for more than 30 years,>[...]

Aero-Help Wanted: ANN Needs Good Honest Marketing Staff

ANN/Airborne/Aero-TV Marketing Department Needs Part or Full Time Personnel E-I-C Note: After months of hints, we've unveiled the next steps in the Airborne programming initiative >[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2017 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC