Skywest Questions

JordanD

Honorary Member
Mentality IS ridiculously dumb but “damn millenials won’t change my damn mind! Good for nothing free loaders!!!!!1!!!”

They fail to see the irony in calling millenials free loaders while riding the coat tails of ALPA. Things won’t change there. Ever. I hope I’m wrong. The economy will tank soon enough. People will be stuck there. Airlines will be taking cuts. Skywest won’t because “1% COLA.” Hiring will pick up in a decade. The mid-late 20 year olds are approaching 40 with a family. QOL is good. Pay is livable. And they weren’t furloughed. They didn’t even take a concession in the downturn*. “Skywest is a family airline that treated us well in bad times. You damn generation XXXXXXX. Bunch of free loaders.” Rinse. Repeat.



*Nevermind the fact they took numerous concessions during good times.
Kool Aid is a hell of a drug
 
*Nevermind the fact they took numerous concessions during good times.
They also dumped almost every station they did ground handling at, almost at once, with minimal notice in most cases. That was around the time I left, but afterwards, Skywest lowered the pay of the SFO employees below airport minimum wage(despite employees complaining it was illegal), and then got in trouble with the city of San Francisco for it, because that is illegal. Which they knew but did anyway. "But we have to give part time employees health care and we can't afford it!".

But of course, they'd never screw the pilots. Ever. They promise.
 

Cloud Surfer

All Roads lead to Trantor
Mentality IS ridiculously dumb but “damn millenials won’t change my damn mind! Good for nothing free loaders!!!!!1!!!”

They fail to see the irony in calling millenials free loaders while riding the coat tails of ALPA. Things won’t change there. Ever. I hope I’m wrong. The economy will tank soon enough. People will be stuck there. Airlines will be taking cuts. Skywest won’t because “1% COLA.” Hiring will pick up in a decade. The mid-late 20 year olds are approaching 40 with a family. QOL is good. Pay is livable. And they weren’t furloughed. They didn’t even take a concession in the downturn*. “Skywest is a family airline that treated us well in bad times. You damn generation XXXXXXX. Bunch of free loaders.” Rinse. Repeat.



*Nevermind the fact they took numerous concessions during good times.
You nailed it, dude.
 

Autothrust Blue

Ultra-low-cost member
They also dumped almost every station they did ground handling at, almost at once, with minimal notice in most cases. That was around the time I left, but afterwards, Skywest lowered the pay of the SFO employees below airport minimum wage(despite employees complaining it was illegal), and then got in trouble with the city of San Francisco for it, because that is illegal. Which they knew but did anyway. "But we have to give part time employees health care and we can't afford it!".

But of course, they'd never screw the pilots. Ever. They promise.
They haven’t screwed me yet today, but I’m not at work.
 

Autothrust Blue

Ultra-low-cost member
The last 24 hours have really made me appreciate this thought.
If you don't have good flying stories, then you probably haven't flown a CRJ out of MSP/DTW.

They also dumped almost every station they did ground handling at, almost at once, with minimal notice in most cases. That was around the time I left, but afterwards, Skywest lowered the pay of the SFO employees below airport minimum wage(despite employees complaining it was illegal), and then got in trouble with the city of San Francisco for it, because that is illegal. Which they knew but did anyway. "But we have to give part time employees health care and we can't afford it!".
I hate how they gave away the west coast ground handling contracts. Closing those stations was a sad day in our history; CLD especially.
 

Cory Trevor

Well-Known Member
The company probably used this crappy offer to make us appreciate the last crappy contract seem better.

"You guys made it sound like you hated it but now you voted to keep it, can't be that bad!"
 

tcco94

Professional GTA V Pilot
Excellent job guys and gals!! Hopefully this will mean real gains in the next TA they propose.I wonder what kind of heat Sapa will get from management for the staggering no vote? :D
I think I remember 6 reps voted no to pass it onto the group in the first place. I had heard from some recruiters that the company knew it wouldn't pass within a week of it being published to the pilots. Based on the internet forum feedback, emails, and calls they received from pilots. There was a few last ditch efforts to email us daily during the first week with propaganda, but that quickly ended. No wonder why, it must have started out overwhelmingly no and they knew there was no way to shift the tides.

To be completely honest, the night this was sent out it really felt like a slap in the face to me. With the growth and success we've had as a company over the last year, and what changed in the industry from last summer to this summer, that proposal was not even close. We need real representation.
 
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