Just days after WARN notices were sent to hundreds of dedicated Republic Airways AMTs, it has come to our attention that Republic management is finalizing plans to initiate OJT for unlicensed workers to perform aircraft maintenance work. Republic has even gone so far as to update its GMM to allow for this.
This is the ultimate slap in the face and it certainly sheds light on what Republic management is planning for come October 1st. It’s clear Republic management plans on taking advantage of the fact that we do not have a legally binding contract or a legally binding agreement regarding the scope of the work that we own and the rules and procedures on how a furlough and recall to employment are conducted.
It’s not too late to stop Republic management from taking advantage of the AMT group and treating us with the respect and dignity that we deserve.
We deserve, at the very least, the following:
We can achieve these things before we negotiate a contract, and before October 1st. Click here to read a previous post that addresses this. But, we need to act now and sign an a-card to obtain the right to vote in a representation election.
Click here to request an a-card online. We will send one out to you asap. All you have to do is sign, date and return in the postage paid business reply envelope.
We will inform you of further development regarding the training of unlicensed workers performing AMT work as it becomes available.
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