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    Re: RPO Strike 2018

    Be sure you are prepared to lose the job. That is a distinct possibility. If it is worth that risk, then go for it. I understand the principle here and you have a difficult decision. You have decided to be in a union. If your brothers decide to go out, are you going go and stay out with them?
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    Lmao you couldn't train an RPO in 2 hours. For terminal at least it would take 1 month minimum to become proficient enough to run by yourself with ATC students. If all RPOs are fired the academy will be closed for the rest of the year easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sizziano View Post
    Lmao you couldn't train an RPO in 2 hours. For terminal at least it would take 1 month minimum to become proficient enough to run by yourself with ATC students. If all RPOs are fired the academy will be closed for the rest of the year easily.
    4 weeks from PAs....I would lose it!

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    Re: RPO Strike 2018

    I met the entire room of RPOs Sep 2016. Cool bunch of folks and hope they get what they're seeking. 18 an hour in OKC is like 30 in CA. Some controllers make bout that. Better benefits makes sense tho.

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    I wish you guys the best of luck

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    Re: RPO Strike 2018

    Did this happen yet? Your post said it was supposed to be this week I think

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    Teri Bristol is at the Academy today. Coincidence?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scofatc View Post
    You guys do an excellent job and are underpaid and under appreciated. But try to be professional about this instead of ending your post with "Enjoy your day off! LOL." Lots of careers you are holding in your hands and you have the guts to make light of it. If you strike and get fired that will suck to put onto a resume.

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    I don't see why anyone would put on a resume that they went on strike and got fired lol, but either way...I got canned from an rpo job, at the academy, about a year and a half ago and it didn't affect me at all. KeelowJay90 isn't at work right now...he/she is on stuckmic. for having 15+ years at the FAA, you sure have some thin skin.

    for any/all rpo's watching...unless OKC is your home, you should really consider going to a facility. there's a small learning curve. You'll have to learn more airspace, but after about 6 months its just all muscle memory. No more diva supervisors holding a sign-out sheet hostage because 1 person pissed him off, no more write-ups for being, literally, SECONDS late. if you mess something up, instructors at facilities are way easier going. You want to take a nap in your car, on break? go right ahead. you want full time and affordable health care? we got that too.

    getting shit-canned from the academy was the best thing that's happened to me.

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    Re: RPO Strike 2018

    They already have the students remote non radar. Maybe they’ll just have the remote radar too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scofatc View Post
    I would never put on a resume nor should anyone else that you went on strike and got fired. But if one were to put the work experience and info on a resume then it opens it up for an employer to do some research and learn about the strike and employee getting fired. Going on strike is something not to make light of. Its a serious decision to make and the repercussions of it can be long lasting. Something you cannot be "thin-skinned" about.

    I believe your perspective on the overall environment of facilities across the NAS is a bit generalized. But if you have only been in for 5 years with having been to only 1 facility its understandable. Every facility is vastly different. Even Center to Center. You will find that out if you move on to another. Or maybe you wont.

    I wouldn't be gloating about taking naps on the tax payer dime. Unprofessional.

    Getting canned from the academy was the best thing for you. Is it for others?

    "KeelowJay90 isn't at work right now...he/she is on stuckmic." Okay...and? I am sure KeelowJay90 is a great person and I support all the RPOs and do my best to give offer positive reinforcement from the controller side. Before and after a run. My initial post here is tough love and nothing personal. Don't be so thin skinned.

    Off to class to continue the process of getting to my 5th facility. Take care and adios.
    IF an RPO gets fired for going on strike and later gets hired by the FAA, by the time the FAA finds out the details the tests will have been taken and selections already made. they wont be un-selected.

    My perspective is that of mine and my counterparts at other facilities across the country, that ive stayed in contact with.

    Never said I napped on taxpayer dime.

    KeelowJay90 doesn't need to censor himself. If he wants to make light of it, he can...this is stuckmic. not exactly a "professional" forum.

    Your half-assed guise of "support" for the RPOs and trying to educate them on the serious ramifications of going on strike, is just your attempt to change someones mind, in hopes that you don't have to stay in OKC longer than you'd like. The fact that an FAA employee of 15 years and 4 facilities is on a thead about RPO's, arguing with RPO's is hilarious and sad. You should show this to your new coworkers, I bet they'll be impressed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 32andBelow View Post
    They already have the students remote non radar. Maybe they’ll just have the remote radar too.
    I know they used to have the students rpo for radar. From what I've heard from instructors that were there during that transition period, was that trainees benefited from it, but there was a lack of quality control, and when there was an odd number of trainees and one didn't get to rpo as much, there were grievances filled for unfair advantage.

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    Re: RPO Strike 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by KeelowJay90 View Post
    So, for you guys attending the academy, we RPOs really would appreciate you to spread the word that the RPOs across all academy facilities are anticipating a union-sponsored strike next week in order to mitigate massive pay cuts on our end. What will this mean for you?

    From what we've been told by other union members, the FAA will not allow a strike to continue, and so the employer for the RPOs will be effectively terminated from the CTC contract. Enjoy your day off! Lol
    So did it get cancelled, postponed, or what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by j_one_s View Post
    IF an RPO gets fired for going on strike and later gets hired by the FAA, by the time the FAA finds out the details the tests will have been taken and selections already made. they wont be un-selected.

    My perspective is that of mine and my counterparts at other facilities across the country, that ive stayed in contact with.

    Never said I napped on taxpayer dime.

    KeelowJay90 doesn't need to censor himself. If he wants to make light of it, he can...this is stuckmic. not exactly a "professional" forum.

    Your half-assed guise of "support" for the RPOs and trying to educate them on the serious ramifications of going on strike, is just your attempt to change someones mind, in hopes that you don't have to stay in OKC longer than you'd like. The fact that an FAA employee of 15 years and 4 facilities is on a thead about RPO's, arguing with RPO's is hilarious and sad. You should show this to your new coworkers, I bet they'll be impressed.
    Add another FAA emoployee to support the RPOs

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    According to pointsixtyfive, the strike was tabled till September 21st. If I were guessing, I'd say someone in the FAA had a come-to-jesus meeting with CNI.

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    Union members on the 29th voted whether we should accept CNI's CBA, and also voted where in the event we still get stuck with a bad deal, we should strike. 87% of the RPO union membership voted, "no" to the current CNI CBA, and 90% voted to strike.

    Released on Thursday 8/30:

    "Last night, after the contract ratification vote, our Union leadership contacted the lawyer for CNI, the FAA, and the Federal Mediator that worked with us through the initial negotiations. Throughout the negotiations, it has always been the Union’s position to get our members a fair and equitable contract and we’re required to continue negotiations up to the time and date of the contract expiration, including extensions. While we are still working under this contract, the company has the right to request an extension of the contract expiration date, in an effort to reach an agreement before a strike.


    At this time, the contract has been extended through September 21, 2018. That means there CANNOT be a strike or work stoppage, until that date has passed, without an agreement. From this point forward, we will only be communicating with all parties involved, via the Federal Mediator. Unfortunately, the earliest date that all parties can meet again, is September 17th. The good news is that gives us time to educate ourselves on the process, stay informed, and get a strategy together."


    via RPO IAMAW secret union page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sizziano View Post
    They have been since at least the Raytheon days.
    I was with Raytheon 2011-2012. Or are they only unionized in OKC?

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