Thursday, August 30, 2012

We hope that you are enjoying....

the articles about Covenant Aviation that have been published by the SF Examiner this whole week.

If you would like additional information about how a for profit private contractor sticks it to their employees please feel free to explore our blog-site.  

The majority of our entries include links to information related to that particular posting.  As you will see these posting go back several years and, no, this is not a conspiracy.  Our posts truly reflect the attitudes and concerns of the workforce.

Monday, August 27, 2012

The Newspaper Articles That Came Out Today!

Here are the links in case you haven't seen them.

Could any of this possibly be true?

What say you?

Monday, August 20, 2012

Vote No on the LBFO from CAS

Let's address these topics in the order in which they were presented.

The relationship between CAS and the workforce:  The relationship has always been "Us against Them."  Covenant has never shown an ounce of concern about the issues that we have as individuals and as heads of households.  Who does Mike Boles think he is kidding?  If our relationship with CAS is better than those of other companies with CAS, we pity the other companies.

Mike Boles has the gall to state that the combined wage and benefits package far exceeds the TSA minimums.  Our benefits package is way below what our TSA workforce counterparts receive.  We have facts and figures to back up our statement.

If CAS were to lose this contract, the only losers would be CAS!  The workforce would still be here, minus the overpaid excess baggage of upper management.  We don't foresee another private contractor getting this contract.  SFO is the sixth largest airport in the country, and SFO would fit nicely into the TSA empire.  After all, we are TSA trained and certified and have worked closely with the local TSA managers at SFO.  Sounds like a perfect fit to us!

Why would the TSA expose themselves to the same low morale and unmotivated workforce that are inevitable with a private contractor?  As for the issue of our seniority not being recognized, we will  fight that battle also.  It is well worth the risk.

Wages:  It is true that there is a wage freeze for the TSA workforce, and that they have not received a raise in two years.  Even so, it would take us over 8 years at 2.1% to catch up to what they are making now. 

One final thought to leave you with:

The Department of Justice has determined that Covenant is in violation of USERRA.  This issue relates to the current and former members of the military who are part of the workforce.  Covenant has been discriminating against them when it comes to promotions and back pay.  When CAS talks about "Team SFO", they very conveniently have left out our veterans.

Summary:  We are not "one" team, and we never have been!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Because we have been quiet.....

doesn't mean that we have disappeared.  It doesn't mean that we have not been busy.  It doesn't mean that we have not been watching, listening and planning. 

We have been very busy behind the scenes and we will continue along the path we have chosen to follow.

Thanks for all the support that you have provided us.