One second after decertification, our job security will become the exclusive purview of management. Without the just cause provisions of a contract, we become subject to termination for any offense or circumstance – real or contrived. Too many pilots in a fleet? The surplus is terminated with no regard for seniority. Furlough and recall rights? These protections do not exist outside a contract.
You do not need to take our word for it. Just consider the plight of the OneSky flight attendants and cabin servers. Select members of this employee group received an early-April notice indicating their services would be terminated effective April 15, 2018. They were not furloughed. They were not displaced. They were not afforded recall rights. Rather, our fellow flight deck crewmembers – many with 20-plus years of service – were summarily dismissed with zero recourse. Yes, they may have received severance packages, but they are nevertheless on the street while junior flight attendants remain employed.
Without your Union, you are subject to the very same. If you are terminated without reason or notice, what implications does this have for you and your family?
As you contemplate your vote in the upcoming decertification vote, please remember the following …
1) Your vote is completely confidential.
2) Voting in favor of representation is a vote for your professional interests.
3) 96,659 pilots can’t be wrong: We are unionized for a reason.
4) Take the time to educate yourself: You owe it to yourself and your family.