Union Anticipates, Disapproves of UAL's Next Move | 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

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 11.28.16

Airborne 11.29.16

Airborne 11.30.16

Airborne 12.01.16

Airborne 12.02.16

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 11.28.16

Airborne 11.29.16

Airborne 11.30.16

Airborne 12.01.16

Airborne 12.02.16

Thu, Jan 30, 2003

Union Anticipates, Disapproves of UAL's Next Move

Captain Paul Whiteford, Chairman of the United Master Executive Council of the Air Line Pilots Association, International, issued the following statement in anticipation of United Airlines' proposed strategic plan, to be presented formally, later today (Thursday):

"For more than a year, the pilots of United Airlines have worked tirelessly to develop a long term economic solution to the crisis at the Company. From January through December of 2002, ALPA was fully engaged in a highly collaborative discussion with the Company and other union groups over a program for constructive and significant change at the airline."

"Since the Company filed for bankruptcy protection in December, the United pilots have repeatedly offered to continue that collaborative process, to provide the Company with both a competitive labor cost structure and the tools needed to address low cost carriers in the industry. These are not just words: we have voluntarily cut our pay by 29% to stabilize the Company in the early weeks of the bankruptcy."

"Inexplicably, in the seven weeks since United filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, senior management has locked the pilots out of the process and refused to engage in any meaningful negotiations over our future. Instead, they appear to be proposing a plan to break-up United Airlines by giving United routes, aircraft, and other assets to another company - with a whole set of new managers and employees. If so, United's management is now telling us to give up on United Airlines as we know it."

"We know that United has suffered stunning losses over the past two years and we agree that United must undergo a bold restructuring to become profitable and competitive. The United pilots are prepared to make the sacrifices necessary to make our Company competitive and profitable in every market we serve, including the markets served by low cost carriers."

"But we refuse to give up on United Airlines. We will not let management break up the strongest asset base and route network in the airline industry. And we will not help management destroy the careers of the dedicated working men and women who built this Company, who saw it through September 11th, and who continue to deliver the highest levels of performance and service through the worst crisis in industry history. We will oppose management's break-up plan by every lawful means available to us."

"In 2000, this same group of managers told us that a merger with US Airways and a new corporate jet business would provide a magic cure for United. They were wrong then. They are wrong now. There is no magic cure for United or any other airline. Instead, a vibrant, successful United can only emerge from hard work, collaboration, shared sacrifice and a collective vision for the future. We are ready to roll up our sleeves and get to work. We call on Glenn Tilton and his management team to join us."

FMI: www.alpa.org

Advertisement

More News

Barnstorming: Saving Santa Monica¬Ö and Enhancing The Future of Aviation

As If We Didn’t Have Enough to Do, Another Critical Challenge Demands Our Full Attention It has been a brutal few weeks… starting with the loss of our dear friend, Bob>[...]

VSS Unity, The New SpaceShipTwo, Free-Flies For The First Time

Two Years After Tragedy, The Program Proves It Still Has The Right Stuff The newest SpaceShipTwo has flown free for the first time. According to the Virgin Galactic crew, "Our new >[...]

AMA Opposes Orlando City Council Drone Ordinance

Proposal Runs Afoul Of Federal Authority Over The Nation’s Airspace... The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) sent a letter to the Orlando City Council in opposition to a pro>[...]

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (12.05.16)

"This represents culmination of many years of hard work and perseverance by the team here in the USA and back at base in Germany too, we’re literally over the moon.” So>[...]

AeroSports Update: AutoGyro Now Type Certificated In The U.S.

The FAA Has Granted Type Certification To AutoGyro For Its Factory-Built Calidus Aircraft It seems we hear a lot about new FAA type certification of airliners and corporate jets, b>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2016 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC