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October 02, 2012

APA will wait to announce strike vote results

The Allied Pilots Association said it will not announce the results of a strike vote when the polls close on Wednesday at noon.

In a hotline message to members on Tuesday, the pilots union said its board of directors decided to "refrain from releasing the results of the membership strike authorization ballot."

"Your APA leadership will decide when to announce the results of the strike balloting based on whether the resumption of talks results in meaningful progress," the hotline said.

The board also announced that negotiations are likely to resume between the pilots and American Airlines management some time this week.

Keep reading for the full message from APA.

UPDATE: American Airlines spokesman Bruce Hicks issued this statement. "We are committed to working with the APA and we’re pleased that we have jointly agreed to resume negotiations this week. We will work collaboratively and creatively with the APA to find a solution that works for the pilots and allows for a successful restructuring of the airline, creating security and opportunity for pilots and all of the people of American."

-Andrea Ahles

APA BOARD OF DIRECTORS PROVIDES GUIDANCE ON RESUMPTION OF NEGOTIATIONS, STRIKE BALLOT RESULTS: The APA Board of Directors reconvened at 1 p.m. Central Daylight Time today at union headquarters in Fort Worth. After careful consideration, the APA Board has directed the Negotiating Committee to re-engage in negotiations with AMR management in an effort to achieve our goal of an industry-standard contract. We anticipate that negotiations will resume sometime this week.
Also today, the Board stipulated that Ballot Point is to refrain from releasing the results of the membership strike authorization ballot and to await further instructions from APA. Your APA leadership will decide when to announce the results of the strike balloting based on whether the resumption of talks results in meaningful progress.
As a further reminder, the deadline for casting your vote in the membership strike authorization ballot is tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 3, at noon Central Daylight Time. You may vote as many times as you like via telephone or web. Only your last vote will be included in the tally. If you have any questions, please click here to review the voting instructions or contact APA Election Coordinator Debbie Thorn at 817-302-2115 or by e-mail at DThorn@alliedpilots.org.
Once again, we strongly encourage all pilots to exercise your right to vote in this important strike authorization balloting.


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Management 101

“If the employees come first, then they're happy, ... A motivated employee treats the customer well. The customer is happy so they keep coming back, which pleases the shareholders. It's not one of the enduring Green mysteries of all time, it is just the way it works.”
Herb Kelleher quotes (Founder of Southwest Airlines)


AA has not quite figured out this concept ................ yet.



They probably never will.......

That is the MISMANAGEMENT that is the foundation of AMR's management philosophy.


APA is taking a strike vote about a strike that can't legally happen.

No wonder they're keeping the results "secret". This was nothing but a PR stunt to begin with.


Why bother taking a strike vote when they are just going to do what they want anyway!

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