Discussion in 'UPS Airline / Gateway' started by susiedriver, Oct 15, 2005.
Rumor has it that an offer is on the table. $1.3 billion/8 years. Anyone else hear this?
if true, that would be indeed good news! I hope the fly boys geterdone so we can go on with life.
So, does that mean that main sticking point was not scheduling, as the pilots would have us believe, but more pay?
Not necessarily, although money is usually a top priority in any negotiation. I didn't hear any talk on the other issues, and the pilot I talked to said he'd vote no, because 8 years equals 12 years in UPS time. At least there seems to be progress.
Money is the primary issue that always bleeds out in the news even though there are more important issues involved in almost any contract.
susie, you want to explain that 8=12 thing to me I am missing that one?
He felt that an 8 year agreement would equate to a 12 year agreement before it was amended again. Probably an exaggeration, but a good 10 years, if history is a guide. Something to consider if you plan on retiring in 8-10 years.
Ahh, you are referring to working without a contract or extending the current one beyond the contract date while negotiating the next one as has happened a few times in the ground arena and more often in the air arena, got it.
The pilots contract doesn't expire, like the Teamsters; it becomes 'amendable'.
Well, that would explain the "more often".
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