anyone get out of the Chautauqua training contract?

Fly'n Hog

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Trust me I went to multiple lawyers. Same story from all of them. Republic is based in Indiana (a right to work state). I was also on probation (less than a year) so the union ("Go Teamsters") wouldn't touch it even though you pay dues from day one. I had absolutely no recourse. I guess things worked for the best since I completed my military time and retired this year. I make more money in retirement than a first year Captain or a three plus year FO for CHQ. Everything for a reason!!
 

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I never worked for Chataqua but I had an 18,000 dollar contract before I came to Netjets, and my lawyer settled it for 1,500...I only paid him 500, so 2K total. I had some circumstances in my favor though so don't know if that is the status quo.
 

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The CBA said no one was protected or allowed representation til they were off of probation (1 year). Also, the "training contract" was really a promissory note. CHQ's way of not requiring training contracts (same difference, you still owed them 10000.00 if for any reason other than furlough you left).
 
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