The coronavirus pandemic has turned the airline industry upside down and our careers at Republic Airways are in jeopardy. Without having union representation, we have no voice at the table and Republic Airways management makes all the decisions.
AMTs are accepting voluntary layoffs, separations and we have also had our hours, pay and benefits cut. The IAM is currently fighting the slashing of hours, pay and benefits in Washington DC and have demanded, along with hundreds of senators and US representatives from both sides of the aisle, that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin issue guidance that states that any reduction in hours, and consequently in pay and benefits, is illegal under the CARES Act.
Republic Airways has taken $177 million in direct grant aid to maintain our pay and benefits. Management is not in compliance and CEO Bedford has failed to respond to the IAM's request that all Republic workers have their hours, pay and benefits restored.
Read the letter here.
It's time to form our union with the IAM. As soon as we file for and win our election, we will immediately begin bargaining with Republic Airways for our first contract, which will include seniority rights, recall rights and many other vital contractual provisions. Once we have a certified union representative, CEO Bedford will be forced by law to bargain with us.
We are getting very, very close to having the amount of cards that we need to file for a representation election. Please take the time today and request a card be mailed to you, if you haven't signed one in the last 12 months.
CLICK HERE TO REQUEST AN A-CARD.
To gain the right to vote in a union representation election, we need at least 50 percent of to sign a card and request an election. We are getting very close. Act today!
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