The upcoming stacked leave apocalypse

DankVectorz

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This is probably right, the staffing number would literally be half of what the FAA is so that saves 50% right there, contract towers typically have a ATM and no sups, the pay is less, benefits are lower and the pay ranges are small, almost flat, there are no guys with 30 years in there making almost double what a new controller there makes.

Lack of pension is the biggest money saver.
 

32andBelow

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Fine, than the death total for Covid is 450% of my home town. We def need to shut training down forever and fire all trainees, because that’s really bad and more accurately describes how serious the virus is.

currently I make less than you do.
Half of us are working. So were already infecting everyone
 

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32andBelow

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Why would someone stuck at a level 4 be against getting contracted? You get a huge list of places to transfer to when your facility closes.
Idk. But seems like no one here what’s them to contract the 4s and 5s even though that could fix like a lot of things.
 

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Idk. But seems like no one here what’s them to contract the 4s and 5s even though that could fix like a lot of things.
I would say generally speaking we shouldn’t want facilities to close cause that means less controllers and as a union you should be looking to keep as many jobs as you can. But speaking from a “id like to get the fuck out of here” standpoint getting contracted is great for that.
 

32andBelow

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I would say generally speaking we shouldn’t want facilities to close cause that means less controllers and as a union you should be looking to keep as many jobs as you can. But speaking from a “id like to get the fuck out of here” standpoint getting contracted is great for that.
Well we already know they don’t care how many certified union members they have. So who cares?
 

Mike Kilo

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Well we already know they don’t care how many certified union members they have. So who cares?
Haha, jokes on those guys, when they contract it out natca will sell more of its FAA BUE’s seniority to cover the newest contract tower!

I don know why people think that closing low level towers would fix any staffing. The FAA would stop hiring because, POOF we just made 1,000 CPCs into trainees! And then you would be forcing people to move to facilities they may not certify at, which is a dick move. I know some people think they should be fired anyway, but some of them are probably excellent controllers where they are, and happy to stay in their comfort zone/home town.
 

Ad1234

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Haha, jokes on those guys, when they contract it out natca will sell more of its FAA BUE’s seniority to cover the newest contract tower!

I don know why people think that closing low level towers would fix any staffing. The FAA would stop hiring because, POOF we just made 1,000 CPCs into trainees! And then you would be forcing people to move to facilities they may not certify at, which is a dick move. I know some people think they should be fired anyway, but some of them are probably excellent controllers where they are, and happy to stay in their comfort zone/home town.
If they don’t want to leave could it be possible to offer them to stay at current pay? Then the new employees would make less with the contract. Unions sell out their young all the time. Raise retirement contributions, higher priced medical insurance etc.
 
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