There are three (3) interesting aspects of Captain Kehm's discussion with Wayne Klocke, the ALPA Eagle MEC Attorney.
...According to Mr. Klocke;
...Mr. Klocke is also just a lawyer working for a representative of the American Eagle pilots so I am not sure where Mr. Klocke gets the authority to remove the American Eagle pilots as one of the four (4) parties to Letter 3.
2. Mr. Klocke states that management will not comply with the provisions of Letter 3
unless forced to do so by an arbitrator.Management knows it is violating Letter 3
and American Eagle pilots are being harmed, but does not care.ALPA
does not care either and will stand aside while the rights of American Eagle pilots are violated.3. The ALPA Eagle MEC, according to Mr. Klocke, is aware that management is willfully violating Letter 3 but the MEC will not take any action to protect the American Eagle pilots.
...ALPA attorney Wayne Klocke advised me in a telephone call on 11Feb08, that I, as a member in good standing, cannot file a grievance under Letter 3.Mr. Klocke
advised me that "only the parties" can file a grievance and that I am limited to "requesting" that aLetter
3 grievance be filed.
...ALPA attorney Wayne Klocke has advised me, in a telephone call dated 11Feb08, that approximately 100 AA seniority numbers have been generated pursuant to the LaRocco ruling.
This would mean that at least 100 TWA pilots (to-date) that have been, or could be, classified under LaRocco as "new hires", have attended a ""new hire" class at AA
further advised me, in the same telephone call, that management has stated to ALPA
that it will not comply with Letter 3
, Paragraph III.D (among others) unless expressly ordered to do so by an arbitrator, even though Letter 3
is currently in full force and effect.
It is indisputable that eligible American Eagle pilots are being harmed by managementÊ¼srefusal to comply with Letter 3
It is also indisputable that pilots eligible under Letter
3, Paragraph III.D have not been advised by ALPA
of managementÊ¼s position vis-a-vis Letter
3 compliance, nor have those pilots been advised that ALPA
disputes this management position.Mr. Klocke advised me that the MEC, as the policy making and contract enforcement body empowered by ALPA, has been made aware of this management position of noncompliance with Letter 3 unless and until ordered to do so by an arbitrator.Mr. Klocke
advised me that, to his
knowledge, the MEC has not directed that immediate steps be taken to secure, preserve, and protect the rights of such Letter 3
, Paragraph III.D pilots.
Additionally, Mr. Klocke
has advised me that no steps are currently being taken by ALPA
to compensate, make whole, or otherwise reverse the harm being done to such Letter 3
, Paragraph III.D pilots.