“APA intends to go for great, not fourth,” CA Carey emphasizes in the newest edition of “Carey On.” In this video, he shares details of the lucrative profit-sharing plan that’s exclusive to management pilots, which can run as high as 55 percent of their 2016 W-2 earnings. That means their 2016 profit-sharing bonuses will range from $60,000 to nearly $200,000. CA Carey enumerates “what needs to happen in 2017,” including full length of service for our furloughed pilots, industry-standard work rules and duty rigs, an industry-leading pilot-only profit-sharing plan, industry-leading pay rates, and monthly schedules that enhance the margin of safety.
“We’re asking you to step up, get engaged, and don’t allow management to exploit you. Management assumes you’ll go above and beyond no matter what — I don’t think so,” he says. “Why should we fix management’s operational problems until they work with us to address our work rules and total compensation? When your duty day is over, it’s over. When you’re fatigued, call in fatigued.”
CA Carey closes by directing pilots to “fly safe, do your job, and go home to your family.”