Teamsters and Republic sued by former YX FAs

Old May 3, 10, 7:08 pm
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Teamsters and Republic sued by former YX FAs

This time, the Teamsters Union is the defendant, along with Republic.

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Old May 3, 10, 11:13 pm
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The Teamsters union, which now represents about 400 former Midwest Airlines flight attendants, has unlawfully refused to integrate them into a seniority list for flight attendants employed by the airline's new owner, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court.
What Law says that Teamsters has to? Bond-McCaskill doesn't apply. They were being furloughed already and they never agreed to any type of integration. The assets of the company were sold to RAH. Just ask ATA pilots and F/A's when WN bought their assets.

As a result, the former Midwest flight attendants, who were laid off last year by Republic Airways Holdings Inc., have no seniority - which translates into lower pay - if they're hired by Republic.
All of the Midwest F/A's were already given notice before the purchase that they were eing laid off. TH made that decision not BB. If they want a job they will have to start at the bottom. Everyone F/A whose company went out of business has had to do the same thing.


The flight attendants are suing Republic and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Milwaukee, says federal law requires integrating the seniority lists of the 1,575 Republic flight attendants, represented by the Teamsters, and the former Midwest employees, who were represented by the Association of Flight Attendants.

The Teamsters union has reneged on its commitment to "a fair and equitable seniority integration," the lawsuit says. Also, Indianapolis-based Republic has refused to affirm that the federal seniority integration law should apply to the dispute, the lawsuit says..
When did teamsters agree to anything. AFA said DOH or nothing and since we said no they walked away. No agreement was made. No verbal agreement nothing is in writing.

The Teamsters union declined to comment. The lawsuit says the Teamsters have contended that seniority integration is not required by the federal law, known as McCaskill-Bond. Meanwhile, the Teamsters union has agreed to arbitration over integrating the seniority lists of former Midwest pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, and Republic pilots, represented by the Teamsters.
The pilots agree to arbitration. Its in writing.

Republic "remains willing to participate in a seniority integration process for Republic Airways Holdings and former Midwest flight attendants," according to a statement issued by company spokesman Carlo Bertolini. "This matter is essentially a dispute among the Teamsters, AFA and the former Midwest flight attendants."

Republic recently announced that it would drop the Midwest name as part of its combination with Denver-based Frontier Airlines.

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The company has nothing to do with it except the fact that they chose to hire a few of the Midwest F/A's. They didn't hire all that applied.

I wonder how much money AFA is willing to spend on their former members since their main focus is to get Delta...
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Old May 4, 10, 7:59 pm
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What Law says that Teamsters has to? Bond-McCaskill doesn't apply. They were being furloughed already and they never agreed to any type of integration. The assets of the company were sold to RAH. Just ask ATA pilots and F/A's when WN bought their assets.



All of the Midwest F/A's were already given notice before the purchase that they were eing laid off. TH made that decision not BB. If they want a job they will have to start at the bottom. Everyone F/A whose company went out of business has had to do the same thing.




When did teamsters agree to anything. AFA said DOH or nothing and since we said no they walked away. No agreement was made. No verbal agreement nothing is in writing.



The pilots agree to arbitration. Its in writing.



The company has nothing to do with it except the fact that they chose to hire a few of the Midwest F/A's. They didn't hire all that applied.

I wonder how much money AFA is willing to spend on their former members since their main focus is to get Delta...
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Old May 4, 10, 8:12 pm
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Wow, you have a lot of venom to spew at the legacy crews. Not everything you say is fact. FAs were given furlough notices in stages - after the final sale of the company and TH's departure. We can't blame TH for everything. Some were lead to believe that they could have been working for Midwest into 2010. It was not a given that the jobs were ending when the company was bought. And this was an acquisition of Midwest, eventhough, RJET, LATER, according to the paperwork dissolved the company and created a new company doing business as Midwest...all in the fun and games of disception. The suit is valid, so let the federal court decide and stop trying to decieve more.

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