REPUBLIC REQUESTS DELAY TO RESPOND TO IAM OBJECTIONS TO VOTER ELIGIBILITY LIST
The National Mediation Board (NMB) has set a deadline of November 17, 2020 for Republic management to respond to the IAM’s objections to the inflated voter eligibility submitted by Republic management, which included every mechanic and related supervisor and many clerical employees who do not maintain Republic aircraft.
Yesterday, Republic management requested an extension to November 24, 2020 to respond. This is yet another example of purposefully delaying our vote. Why does Republic’s high priced layers need additional time to explain why they put supervisors and clerical employees on the list? After all, Republic put them on the list and shouldn’t need an extra week to explain why they did so.
It’s clear that Republic management will do everything that it can’t to prevent us from forming a union. Republic wants to retain control over our group. They want to be able to change the rules any time they want. They want to be able to discipline and terminate AMTs without a fair process. They want to be able to charge us extraordinarily high rates for medical insurance and offer us no real retirement package. These are all things that they would have to negotiate with us when we form a union and bargain our first contract, and it’s clear they want no part of that.
We will update all Republic AMTs when we hear if the NMB grants Republic the week extension they seek.
We must remain unified to gain the right to vote and negotiate a fair first contract. Unity will bring power and power will bring fairness.
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