We are making great progress and are moving closer to filing for an election to gain IAM representation during this very unstable time in our industry and our profession. Without a seat at the table, Republic Airways management has and will continue to have total power to dictate to us what will happen after October 1st. After October 1st is the date when the CARES Act protections expire. Republic management on that date will have complete authority to slash our jobs according to the rules that Republic management dictates. However, if we can gain IAM representation before that date, we will have the ability to have a legal say in future of our careers here at Republic and, in the short term, what happens after October 1st.
It is vital that we act now to submit our election authorization cards, so we can gain the right to a vote. If we can file for our vote in July, we can definitely be in a position to win IAM representation and have the full force of the Machinists Union behind us as we enter a very a very uncertain time this fall.
The following is a simple timeline of events from when we file for our election and what we can accomplish before October 1st:
As you can see, we can and will have a real opportunity to protect our careers at Republic Airways. But the only way to do that is by having a legal seat at the table.
Please sign and submit your a-card today. If you don’t have a card, please request one here, fill out the online form and we will mail one out to you asap. When you get it in the mail, please fill out the card, sign and date it and drop it in the mail using the postage paid business reply envelope.
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