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    United Considering Outsourcing Catering

    I was surprised about this move, but figured it was going to happen. UA Food Service (the new name for Chelsea) was just brought into the Airport Operations group for almost two years ago. Chelsea was always outside Operations, and was kept separate. They are now wearing new uniforms just like...
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    Extension of CARES act less likely

    At UA, we can't wear masks with a valve or a filter while working, or for passengers boarding an aircraft. It can either be a N95; surgical type; or cloth mask, or a neck gaiter that covers up to your nose. All UA employees have been receiving branded washable cloth masks - I think that Clorox...
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    Extension of CARES act less likely

    Well we are still in a pandemic........ help is still needed! Those airline workers (some my compatriots) and other workers will need help if anything doesn't happen by tonight. The furloughs will happen, since plans are already in motion to operate - minus those employees. Why is a trillion...
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    Extension of CARES act less likely

    Is this a "standalone" separate bill? I'm surprised they (the Senate - and do they have the votes since some of their "libertarian" members do not want any additional spending at all) would do that, since airline help was in the House "Heroes Act" which no movement was done. Can President...
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    Extension of CARES act less likely

    It's funny you mention Amazon, and their large (and expanding) fleet of vehicles. From what I understand, Amazon will be using a lot of electric and flex fuel vehicles. Which will be a main cost saver. You see them all on the road, and the commercials on television touting the use of electric...
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    Extension of CARES act less likely

    The "Postal Accountability Act" of 2008 (in a lame duck session of Congress) caused this problem. It made the PO pay for pension liabilities for people that hasn't even worked there yet (the unborn) for 50 years, within a 10 year span. No other business in the history of business (public or...
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    American looking to "right-size" the company and staffing levels for the Fall and 2021

    I know. We have that problem as well, when we are short of leads, and no one will upgrade. Why would you give that up when you are already topped out. In my hub, we had to junior man leads to fill open slots. (They had to be trained and watched over). The IAM is big on Classification Time. In...
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    American looking to "right-size" the company and staffing levels for the Fall and 2021

    IMHO, I don't think that CARES 2 is going to happen, so I'm sure there will be furloughs because it will be less business for October into next year. In my workgroup at UA, they were supposed to put out options for those on the RIF lists, and they were supposed to (if eligible) to see what...
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    United Alerts 36K (45%) Of Employees of Potential Layoffs

    In total, the numbers are low (due to the lack of money in any package), but they have been trying to get creative in their offers with the health care option. Some are also waiting for the last minute to see if a better offer comes up. I know in my work group, I know a lot of people are...
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    American looking to "right-size" the company and staffing levels for the Fall and 2021

    I heard the same thing today at work. Scuttlebutt says it's JFK that is closing. I didn't know that we had people still there after we left. (Another one of Jeff's screwup ideas leaving JFK) I heard they do 3rd party work for OA, but I don't know anybody from there. The funny thing is that...
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    American looking to "right-size" the company and staffing levels for the Fall and 2021

    That's the funny thing. Before the recent spike, we were slated to double our flight schedule, and increase in August. It was announced internally last week. But with the restrictions / quaratine that the Tri-State area, those will be reduced,
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    American looking to "right-size" the company and staffing levels for the Fall and 2021

    I'm UA. But I frequently post on this forum since most of us like to communicate with each other from other airlines, and compare notes and share info.
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    American looking to "right-size" the company and staffing levels for the Fall and 2021

    Yeah. Things don't look good at all. Just got the news from our managers and they gave is the numbers in our division. 5900 for the ramp. Out about 14441 on the current seniority list. If my math is correct that's a little over 40%. This is supposed to be worst case scenarios, but WARN letters...
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    United conserving cash while angering both customers and employees

    I know a few. Those are the guys that probably never flew on a flight in their career. Just kept a low profile and came to work every day, hoping they won't put in a situation where a mishap may happen and they would have to take a drug test which possibly can/will lead to a physical test which...
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    United conserving cash while angering both customers and employees

    That offer you are reading was just announced yesterday. emails were sent out to us late. All work groups have been offered this in conjunction / addition to the VSP2 offer. No cash will be in any offer though, because the company is trying to hold on to all the cash they can. (they are hoping...
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    AA and Labor Negotiations-2020

    Layoffs are going to happen anyway, no matter what. Don't know the number, but I'm thinking 30% across all workgroups. Last I checked, there were about 15000 of us on the ramp, (and about that that many in Customer Service) so do the math. IMHO. I think that they do not want to cut too deep...
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    AA and Labor Negotiations-2020

    Now they are sending out emails to everybody who is at eligible (years + age) whether you want to take the VSP 2. The letter said I would be in the "Option B" category. I just got mine a few seconds ago. I'm too young to retire right now (about 8 years from SS), and hope to ride this out and...
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    AA and Labor Negotiations-2020

    Just saw Kirby's video on FT. People are puzzled because he is saying that he wants to avert layoffs after Oct. 1 (to save junior people) by having everybody working less hours (ie: the 32 or 30 hour option that some people are taking right now for a FT employee), instead of the straight by the...
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    AA and Labor Negotiations-2020

    Kev. The problem is there isn't any money involved with this offer. I know the company is trying to hold on to all the cash they can, but if you included some money, since no one is getting any furlough pay, some money should be included. The offer is decent, but if you put some sort of cash...
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    AA and Labor Negotiations-2020

    There was only 30% of people for the last offer of taking a COLA. If Kirby was to be "upfront", he should have been honest to tell everybody that the CARES Act wasn't supposed to cover full payroll until Sept. 30. BEFORE you asked everybody to lobby for it. There was a major campaign (the...