Dpa Go Team Certification Test

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Dpa Go Team Certification Test

This test is designed to prepare you for discussions regarding DPA. GO TEAM members need to score at least 85% to be certified. Multiple retakes are allowed. Team Leaders will be given the results to validate their team is ready for duty.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Regarding the TWA Lawsuit, when is the Damages Trial scheduled to commence?
    • A. 

      December 15th, 2013

    • B. 

      March 15th, 2015

    • C. 

      March 17th, 2014

    • D. 

      December 15th, 2014

  • 2. 
    Regarding the TWA Lawsuit, how much liability insurance does ALPA have to cover potential damages?
    • A. 

      $90 Million after a $10 Million deductible.

    • B. 

      $1 Billion after a $20 Million deductible.

    • C. 

      $140 Million after a $10 Million deductible.

    • D. 

      No insurance.

  • 3. 
    Regarding ALPA's Major Contingency Fund (the War Chest), how much money in uncommitted funds does ALPA have in the MCF and how much is required to be held in the MCF?
    • A. 

      Approximately $35 Million out of the $35 Million required.

    • B. 

      Approximately $70 Million out of the $35 Million required.

    • C. 

      Approximately $50 Million out of the $70 Million required.

    • D. 

      Approximately $35 Million out of the $70 Million required.

  • 4. 
    Regarding the TWA Lawsuit, what is the basic premise of the lawsuit?  (Select the most correct answer)
    • A. 

      The TWA Pilots were unhappy with the equity distribution received after the merger with American.

    • B. 

      The TWA Pilots did not like getting stapled to the bottom of the America West seniority list.

    • C. 

      The TWA Pilots did not like the way dues dollars were being spent at ALPA National.

    • D. 

      ALPA was recruiting American Pilots when they should have been representing TWA Pilots.

  • 5. 
    Please select all answers that describe the DPA dues structure:
    • A. 

      Upon certification, immediate dues reduction to 1.75%.

    • B. 

      Following the first full calendar year after certification, annually reduce the dues by .25%.

    • C. 

      Final target dues rate is 1% achieved at year four.

    • D. 

      Dues flex up of .5% for negotiations, not to exceed 1.5% or the current rate, whichever is higher.

    • E. 

      The unused portion of the .5% dues flex up is not refundable to the members.

    • F. 

      The .5% dues flex up is held in a separate account for the exclusive use of contract negotiations, merger negotiations or bankruptcy negotiations.

  • 6. 
    Please select the approximate first year dues income and planned budget:
    • A. 

      $25 Million income, $10 Million budget

    • B. 

      $35 Million income, $15 Million budget

    • C. 

      $40 Million income, $10 Million budget

    • D. 

      $40 Million income, $10 million budget

  • 7. 
    What happens to the existing contract when DPA takes over?
    • A. 

      The contract becomes invalid and DPA must negotiate a new one.

    • B. 

      The contract remains in force and DPA inherits the pre-existing negotiation timeline.

  • 8. 
    When DPA is certified, please describe the type of union shop DPA will start out as and what is the authority source for that status?
    • A. 

      Closed Shop, Railway Labor Act

    • B. 

      Closed Shop, Pilot Working Agreement

    • C. 

      Open Shop, National Mediation Board

    • D. 

      Agency Shop, Pilot Working Agreement

  • 9. 
    DPA is obligated to hire Seham, Seham, Meltz and Petersen as legal counsel following certification.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The law firm of Seham, Seham, Meltz and Petersen was hired by DPA to provide legal counsel for pre-certification campaign activities only.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Regarding the TWA Lawsuit, how are Delta Pilots potentially affected by a Damage Award exceeding ALPA's insurance capability? 
    • A. 

      Delta Pilots are individually liable and ALPA can charge increased dues or assessments.

    • B. 

      Delta Pilots are individually liable and TWA can garnish individual Delta Pilot wages.

    • C. 

      Delta Pilots are not individually liable and ALPA cannot charge increased dues or assessments.

    • D. 

      Delta Pilots are not individually liable but ALPA can charge increased dues or assessments. Delta Pilots can be terminated from Delta if they do not pay ALPA dues or assessments.

  • 12. 
    The law firm of Seham, Seham, Meltz and Petersen was hired by DPA for their experience in removing American from ALPA in the 1960's and USAir from ALPA in the 2000's.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Please select the statement that best describes DPA versus USAPA (USAir Independent)
    • A. 

      Similar independent unions built on similar circumstances

    • B. 

      Similar independent unions built on different circumstances

    • C. 

      Different independent unions built on similar circumstances

    • D. 

      Different independent unions built on different circumstances

  • 14. 
    DPA has no interest or intention to revisit the DAL Seniority List.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Please select the major ALPA error(s) that led to USAir leaving ALPA:
    • A. 

      ALPA favored the America West pilots in the seniority list integration.

    • B. 

      ALPA Merger Policy did not include at the time any consideration for Longevity.

    • C. 

      ALPA Merger Policy did not include any consideration for Career Expectations.

    • D. 

      ALPA failed to require both pilot groups to sign the contract prior to seniority list arbitration.

  • 16. 
    Please select the DPA strategy(s) for a political voice on Capitol Hill:
    • A. 

      Partner with ALPA for increasing the retirement age to Age 70.

    • B. 

      Partner with CAPA for industry common issues.

    • C. 

      Send Delta exclusive lobbyists and Pilots to Capitol Hill to pursue specific Delta needs.

    • D. 

      Pursue only Delta Pilot desires with no regard for greater industry concerns.

  • 17. 
    Regarding the TWA Lawsuit, what are the potential damages sought from ALPA?
    • A. 

      $100 Million to $1.5 Billion

    • B. 

      $160 Million to $1.7 Billion plus a refund of all dues paid during the affected timeframe.

    • C. 

      $160 Million to $1.7 Billion

    • D. 

      $1.5 Billion

  • 18. 
    Please select the proper explanation of what "CAPA" stands for:
    • A. 

      Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations

    • B. 

      Cooperation of Airline Political Actions

    • C. 

      Collaboration of Airline Pilot Activists

    • D. 

      Collection of Aviation Political Authors

  • 19. 
    Please select the correct statement:
    • A. 

      CAPA is a union that represents multiple independent airline pilot groups.

    • B. 

      CAPA negotiates contracts for its member airlines.

    • C. 

      CAPA is a trade association that lobbies for airline industry concerns.

    • D. 

      CAPA provides legal representation for its member airlines.

  • 20. 
    Line Pilots will see a resume and letter of intent for all DPA elected positions and Committee Chair candidates.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Line Pilots will vote for all DPA Officers, Board of Directors, Seniority Block Reps, and Base Reps.  Line Pilots will not vote for Committee Chair positions.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Please select the true statement below:
    • A. 

      Elected DPA leaders are free to pursue Company management jobs following DPA service.

    • B. 

      Elected DPA leaders may not pursue Company management jobs for two years following DPA service.

    • C. 

      Elected DPA leaders may not pursue Company management jobs for five years following DPA service.

    • D. 

      Elected DPA leaders may never pursue Company management jobs following DPA service.

  • 23. 
    Please enter how much start up financing DPA has secured from SunTrust Bank:
  • 24. 
    Please select the most correct statement regarding AFL-CIO affiliation:
    • A. 

      DPA will not affiliate with the AFL-CIO.

    • B. 

      DPA will affiliate with the AFL-CIO.

    • C. 

      Delta Line Pilots will vote on all proposed affiliations.

  • 25. 
    Please select all true statements regarding DPA Aeromedical services:
    • A. 

      DPA has a letter of intent to provide Aeromedical services from Harvey Watt.

    • B. 

      DPA has a letter of intent to provide Aeromedical services from Aviation Medicine Advisory Service.

    • C. 

      Aviation Medicine Advisory Service works exclusively for ALPA.

    • D. 

      DPA may choose to use Aviation Medicine Advisory Service if desired.

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