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    Default Re: FedEx history how pilots got union in...

    1991
    Desert Storm operation begins and crewmembers are activated to Reserve and NationalGuard units. FedEx is the only major carrier to terminate all benefits (medical, dental, insurance, etc.) for its activated personnel and their families. Benefits are reinstated only if participant pays monthly fees.
    That says alot about Fred.

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    Default Re: FedEx history how pilots got union in...

    Quote Originally Posted by 2631 View Post
    That says alot about Fred.
    Kinda what I was thinking.

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    FedEx is the only carrier to oppose legislation designed to clarify that the Railway Labor Act (RLA) covers U.S. pilots employed by a U.S. certified carrier while conducting flying activities solely beyond U.S. borders
    Unless I'm reading this wrong, this is the legislation they are arguing for now to keep them in the RLA, making unionization for freight harder.

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    1998
    May: The Vice President of FedEx Flight Operations makes a unilateral decision to initiate the “optimizer,” a computerized scheduling program. The June bid lines are published and the pilots are appalled by the pairings and lines in the bid packs. Furthermore,
    the vast majority of pilots realize what kind of blow it would have been to have this optimizer forced upon them in conjunction with the substandard tentative agreement that had just been narrowly voted down.
    June: The pilots revolt because of the unreasonable schedules created by the optimizer. The implementation of the optimizer by FedEx management proves to be the catalyst for strong unity among all the pilots despite their varying views on unionism. Membership has been stagnant at 72 percent since the defeat of the TA, but dramatically begins to increase.
    As I've seen with my own eyes, in this present day, the workers would just cower and take it when management would implement a heap of doody on them.

    This action and unity revolt proves it's not about the money, It's about the working conditions.

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    1998: More than 800 pilots show up at a domicile meeting at the Botanic Garden in Memphis, as well as many pilots showing up in Subic and Anchorage to watch live video streaming of the event. Guest speaker Marty Levitt tells the story of coming to FedEx in the early 1970s and being told that FedEx will never be unionized. Levitt’s book Confessions of a Union Buster, and over 25 years of experience, are his résumé when he warns that FedEx will do whatever it takes to attempt to break the Union. He says that management’s main tool will be to divide and conquer and our main weapon to fight it should be UNITY.
    This needs to be told to any worker in any industry, union or not

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    1999:It has now been seven long years from the certification of the first pilot union at FedEx to the implementation of the first pilot contract
    February: On February 4 the membership votes to accept the TA. Many pilots remained unhappy with the compromises they have been forced to accept; however, this contract brought stability to the pilots’ lives and brought significant improvements in retirement, reserve duty, and nighttime flying limits. The membership ratifies the first pilot contract at FedEx with 87 percent of the voting pilots casting ballots in favor of it.
    What a long time.
    I bet there some high and low emotions.
    FX Freight should be made aware of this timetable, as a reminder of the lengths that Fred is willing to go to.

 

 

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