The company admits it ...
Yesterday, Executive Vice President of Operations Jason Weiss told us exactly why management supports decertification of our Union. In his letter, he wrote, “It has the potential to give us all an extraordinary advantage over our competitors …”
Facts are facts. You do not decertify a pilot union to gain a competitive advantage on aircraft interiors, catering or exterior paint schemes. Rather, you bust a pilot union to keep pilot labor costs low and to eliminate restrictions on pilot schedules.
Weiss’s statement can only mean one thing: If we decertify our Union, then we can expect management to cut pay, decrease benefits and alter our working conditions.
Tens of thousands of professional pilots represented by SWAPA, CAPA, APA and NJASAP have expressed support for OneSky pilots and your Union. With the Weiss letter now a matter of public record, imagine how our peers will view us if we vote for “no representation,” knowing full well management intends to obtain a competitive advantage by lowering standards at our expense.
Our campaign is no longer simply about winning the election or keeping OneSky a unionized carrier. We must vote for our Union so that a job at Flexjet does not become a permanent stain on our careers. We cannot be known as the only pilot group in history who betrayed our profession and our own paychecks to a management team that told us in advance what they plan to do if we do not vote for our Union.
Do not vote for “no representation,” Woelke or write-in a candidate. Vote for your Union in the election. The choice has never been clearer. Make an informed decision and visit www.voteibt1108.org to learn more about union decertification.
The IBT Local 1108 Executive Board,
Efrem Vojta, President
Scott Denison, Vice President
AJ McAnelly, Secretary-Treasurer
Gary Glore, Recording-Secretary
Rick Katai, Trustee
Doug Martin, Trustee
Mike Brown, Trustee