Oh I'm pretty sure my 1.5% gets more than paid back with zero premium health care, higher salary, higher retirement contribution, and solidified work rules. I'm quite happy having representation. So, it seems, are 90,000 other unionized professional pilots.
NJA does the match for 20% during the year, but will do a catch-up match at the end of the year for contributions over 20%. So, the full 9,805 is available to everyone who puts away the maximum allowable 401K contribution. I was putting away 15% into my 401K as a new hire. I would have...
Everyone is affected. We will all go from the ability to fly past 65, to having that decision made for us. Perhaps if we weren't literally having people flying until they stroke out on the job, the age issue wouldn't be on the company's radar, but, this is the reality we face.
Actually, pure science. Remember YIP, flying professionally with changing circadian rhythms and a fast-paced work day is a bit different than taking the 172 up after an afternoon nappy-poo. Pretty easy to see the decline take its toll on these fossils when you're paired up with them for a week.