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SOS Update for November 4, 2016

Earlier this month, three unions representing organized labor at Air Wisconsin Airlines Corp. sent an urgent letter to our CEO, Ms. Christine Deister. You can read the full text of the letter here, but to summarize, ALPA, the Association of Flight Attendants, and the Transport Workers Union (which represents our dispatchers) reiterated in writing the questions we have been asking management in person since we began our 2018: Sunrise or Sunset? Campaign last April: what is your plan to save the airline, and if there is a plan, how can we help? Unfortunately, CEO Deister has not acknowledged or responded to the joint labor letter.

At the time the joint labor letter was sent, we were unclear what Envoy Air’s plans to establish a pilot base at LGA meant for us long term, and unaware our own management’s plans to abandon LGA as a domicile. This new information makes our reasonable request that management share its intentions with its own employees even more urgent.

We want to make it very clear that the unions on this property are unified in our goal of representing our members’ interests in understanding the future of our airline. We stand ready to engage management in a meaningful conversation about our future and our livelihoods.  ALPA President Canoll urged CEO Deister to utilize the Association’s resources and volunteers during these tough times, but sadly more than two weeks have passed since the letter was sent and there is no indication of such engagement. Until we hear from AWAC’s leadership, we will continue to make decisions based of the information of today and we urge you to do the same.

We are heartened by the strong support our MEC received from our fellow pilot leaders at the recent ALPA Board of Directors meeting. We were able to make a brief presentation on our SOS campaign to the more than 190 representatives from 31 ALPA airlines in the US and Canada who had attended the BOD. That encouragement, combined with the support we have already received and continue to receive from Captain Canoll and ALPA national, makes it clear that our union has the backs of the Air Wisconsin pilots.

Until next time, Fly Safe and Fly the Contract!

ARW MEC

Ken Reinert, November 5, 2016




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SOS Update for November 4, 2016

Earlier this month, three unions representing organized labor at Air Wisconsin Airlines Corp. sent an urgent letter to our CEO, Ms. Christine Deister. You can read the full text of the letter here, but to summarize, ALPA, the Association of Flight Attendants, and the Transport Workers Union (which represents our dispatchers) reiterated in writing the questions we have been asking management in person since we began our 2018: Sunrise or Sunset? Campaign last April: what is your plan to save the airline, and if there is a plan, how can we help? Unfortunately, CEO Deister has not acknowledged or responded to the joint labor letter.

At the time the joint labor letter was sent, we were unclear what Envoy Air’s plans to establish a pilot base at LGA meant for us long term, and unaware our own management’s plans to abandon LGA as a domicile. This new information makes our reasonable request that management share its intentions with its own employees even more urgent.

We want to make it very clear that the unions on this property are unified in our goal of representing our members’ interests in understanding the future of our airline. We stand ready to engage management in a meaningful conversation about our future and our livelihoods.  ALPA President Canoll urged CEO Deister to utilize the Association’s resources and volunteers during these tough times, but sadly more than two weeks have passed since the letter was sent and there is no indication of such engagement. Until we hear from AWAC’s leadership, we will continue to make decisions based of the information of today and we urge you to do the same.

We are heartened by the strong support our MEC received from our fellow pilot leaders at the recent ALPA Board of Directors meeting. We were able to make a brief presentation on our SOS campaign to the more than 190 representatives from 31 ALPA airlines in the US and Canada who had attended the BOD. That encouragement, combined with the support we have already received and continue to receive from Captain Canoll and ALPA national, makes it clear that our union has the backs of the Air Wisconsin pilots.

Until next time, Fly Safe and Fly the Contract!

ARW MEC

Ken Reinert,




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