Any of you guys in the pool, I know you had been recieving updates from HR at PSA. Are you guys still getting any updates or has it been a lost cause for you?
Very true my man.... Although some of us arent collecting that damn unemployment due to it not being able to pay my bills. Although DC is a much harder job market I know.In the mean time, lets all try to stay as positive as possible... think about the good things we have in life... the holidays are coming, spend time with family and friends and loved ones... oh and by the way, congress extended unemployment benefits hahaha
The December seniority list shows 462 pilots plus 76 on furlough for a total of 538. Of those 462 there are a bunch of are on long term medical or military leave. I'd bet there are only about 425 flying pilots right now.I think that PSA is such a small pilot group, less than 800, i dont know the exact number, that i dunno how quickly all 74or79 furloughees will all be back flying...
The heck happened to all the planes? Are we really that small still at PSA?That's almost 4.5 crews per plane. That's not exactly lean. It certainly isn't fat, but I've seen it as low as 3.7 before.
Thats because PSA doesn't have the money to hand over $25 million to keep our flying! (Had to go there ) Seriously though, what gives. While all the other legacies are ramping up to POSSIBLY hire, why is Airways still planning on shrinking? I know no one really knows this answer, it's more of a shot in the dark.PSA has had a massive reduction in block hours.
That was an informative post, thanks JeremyI haven't heard any news. I'd say the reserve FO's I run into are flying about 20-30 hours a month. They seemed to be flying more up until November. We're running somewhat thin, but there were times when all of us on reserve were blocking (not crediting) over 95 hours a month.
Upper management wants us to remain competitive, it's cheaper to have a lean workforce instead of keeping more pilots that are all just crediting right at guarantee. I don't think they're being selfish at all, I just think they're trying to save money. Also, many of the decisions that are made are driven directly by the folks in Tempe. Did you know our furlough announcements were made the same day mainline made theirs? Historically they have not come to the union to discuss things like furloughs, etc... Unfortunately this leaves the union with very little leverage when dealing with management, but hopefully things will begin to change with a new contract. Lots of the language in our current contract was sort of tossed when our former MEC made the last minute deal for the jets. Theoretically the new contract could be years down the road, I think both sides aren't willing to give up much.
As far as recalls are concerned, there just aren't many people leaving right now and it seems like we're able to cover our flying. There aren't too many companies hiring, and I'd be willing to bet when/if Airways starts to hire again lots of the people hired under the preferential hiring agreement will stay here or head somewhere else. I hope the recalls happen soon. I'm going to be an optimist and guess April 1st, historically things pick up around Spring Break.
I hope the recalls happen soon. I'm going to be an optimist and guess April 1st, historically things pick up around Spring Break.