Thursday, May 23, 2013

And, as for you, Covenant Aviation:

We sincerely hope that your day of reckoning is fast approaching. We sincerely hope that your days of threats and intimidation will soon come to an end, at least at this airport.

Through the power of the internet, your reputation and style of management will precede you wherever you go.

Your complete and utter disregard for the well being of your employees and their families is well documented.  Your inability to effectively manage and supply a quality product will be your downfall.  Your pursuit of "Profit, at any cost, before Product" is deplorable.

At the very least, you should have been able to supply the stakeholders with what they so richly deserved -- an efficient and professional workforce that is second to none. You should have been able to inspire and motivate the workforce with your leadership and professionalism; sadly, you have not.

Let the chips fall where they may!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Where were they...

When we were bidding for our vacation days off, and the company only offered 10 hours per day?  Where were they when CAS had the bidding start at 0200 hours, with no advanced bidding and without being based on seniority?  Where were they when they should have been there, objecting to those conditions on our behalf?  How could they just stand idly by and allow CAS to only permit one person per day to have a day off?

Now, our do-nothing-but-take-our-dues union has the gall to schedule meetings with the workforce to update us on shop steward training, labor/management meeting outcomes, and their new CBA negotiations plan.

Did the filing of a motion to start the proceedings to have them removed as our union have anything to do with this?  You betcha!
Well, SEIU, it is too late! Nothing that you could say at these meetings will stop what has to be done.  SEIU, your time has come.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

It has been filed!

On Monday May 13th, on behalf of those employees who are fed up with our do-nothing-but-take-our dues union, SEIU, a motion was filed with the NLRB to have SEIU de-certified as the union that represents the CAS workforce.

The plan that we have heard being discussed is to have a committee made up of three members of the workforce, both from the checkpoint and baggage communities.  This new committee will form the basis of a new bargaining group that will be responsible for negotiating a new CBA with CAS, or whichever entity assumes control of the TSA SPP contract.

We will keep you posted with any new developments that we are made aware of.

May this be the start of our new beginning.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

More of the same

One full week into our new schedules, we find that it is still "business as usual."
Once again, the scheduling deficiencies of our stellar management team tell a sad tale.
For over ten years, every attempt at crafting a schedule that closely matches flight loads and airline departure timetables has resulted in the same pathetic outcome.

Once again, we are stuck with staffing levels and work assignments that don't match the needs of our stakeholders.

Just how many years does it take to figure this out?

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Would you like a day off?

Forget it! The minimum time off is for a week at a time.  There will be no day-at-a-time bidding.

Here we are in the month of May, and they have never had enough hours available for a day off at a time this year.

How much more do they really want to tick off the workforce?