NC State AFL-CIO Southern Piedmont Central Labor Council Legislative breakfast

February 28, 2017 Admin 0

Members of our Legislative Committee attended the NC State AFL-CIO Southern Piedmont Central Labor Council Legislative breakfast hosted by the IBEW.

Maureen Kelly, Renae Miller, Charlie Hines and Helena Thornton volunteered their time on Saturday, February 25th to listen and be involved in discussion with invited guests that included Senator Joel Ford and NC House Representatives Chaz Beasley, Mary Belk and John Torbett.

The two main topics of discussion were raising wages within the next 5 years to $15.00 starting minimum and restoring unemployment benefits at were slashed in 2013.

Here are a few pictures from the breakfast.

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DL 142 M&R Negotiations Update February 24th, 2017

February 25, 2017 Admin 0

Sisters and Brothers,

The Association Mechanic & Related/Stores Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines the week of February 20th, 2017 in DFW. During this week’s session, the Committee discussed the following Articles:

Classifications – We continued to work on this proposal for M&R, MLS, and MCT for a response to the company.

Sub-Committee members from the QA, Planners, and Tech Document Specialists met the week of February 13th, and they prepared a document for their sections in Classification, which was given to the Association Mechanic & Related/Stores Negotiating Committee.

Qualifications (M&R) – We received a pass … Read More...

DL 141 Fleet Negotiations Update February 24th, 2017

February 25, 2017 Admin 0
 February 24, 2017

BROTHERS AND SISTERS:

The Association Fleet Negotiating Committee met with the company during the week of February 20th in Dallas/Fort Worth.

This week the Association received the following counter proposals:

  • Hours of Work – upon receipt we studied the company’s proposal at length and formulated our detailed response

The Association worked on the following proposals to the company to pass in the upcoming session:

  • Hours of Work
  • Reduction in Force
  • Overtime

Our next negotiating session is scheduled for the week of March 6th in Dallas/Fort Worth.

Fraternally,

Mark Baskett William Fa Mike Fairbanks Tim Hughes
Steve Miller
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Transition Agreement Reached with IAM, Alaska Airlines Agrees to Bring Work “In-House”

February 21, 2017 Admin 0

February 18, 2017

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) and Alaska Airlines today reached a transition agreement that will provide improvements to the working conditions and benefits for Clerical, Office and Passenger Service (COPS) employees. This agreement spells out how Virgin America employees will transition to the coverage of the existing IAM-Alaska Airlines collective bargaining agreement (CBA).

The agreement protects all pre-merger Virgin America Passenger Service work at eight new locations, covering approximately 800 Passenger Service Employees. Virgin America has no ramp or stores employees to integrate into the Alaska workforce and is why this agreement applies

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DL 141 Fleet Negotiations Update February 17th, 2017

February 21, 2017 Admin 0

February 17, 2017

BROTHERS AND SISTERS:

The Association Fleet Negotiating Committee met with the company during the week of February 13th in Orlando Florida.

This week the Association received the following counter proposals:

Vacations – Substantial progress was made and the article has been tabled for the Association Executive Council.

Reductions In Force – This proposed article captured the majority of the union’s concerns and has also been tabled for the Association Executive Council.

The Association passed the following counter proposal to the company and are awaiting their response:

  • Hours of Work

This article has prompted additional discussion for the

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IAM/Alaska Airlines Update: In Response to Jeff Butler

February 17, 2017 Admin 0

February 15, 2017

Sisters and Brothers,

Jeff Butler responded to my membership report Monday regarding the Alaska- Virgin merger transition talks and tentative agreement.  While his remarks were filled with alternate facts, one thing he conveniently left out was that Alaska is trying to walk away from an agreement made with the IAM that protected the work of the combined Alaska-Virgin workforce.

I will be clear: IAM District Lodge 142 will utilize all resources available to us to defend the Alaska Airlines and Virgin America employees we represent.  If Alaska wants a merged airline where work is not protected and

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Alaska Airlines Negotiations Survey

February 15, 2017 Admin 0

Sisters and Brothers,

In preparing for the upcoming negotiations at Alaska Airlines, we have developed a survey to get your input into what matters most to you in a new CBA.  We will soon be asking for contract proposals, so they too will help us focus on what is the high priority issues of the membership.  Please click on the link below to take the survey and encourage your co-workers to do the same.  The more participation, the better focused we can be in talks.

http://www.expertscan.autodata.com/default.aspx?webid=5FC4C851-2C5D-4816-A0F6-7AC5088FA0A7

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact your stewards

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Alaska Airlines Reneges on Transition Agreement

February 15, 2017 Admin 0

February 13, 2007

Just moments before a transition agreement between the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) and Alaska Airlines was to be signed, Alaska Airlines insisted the IAM change the terms both parties already agreed to in that transition agreement to allow it to outsource work currently protected under the IAM contract, targeting reservations first. This attack on its own employees by Alaska Airlines to use contractors to perform work currently performed in-house has brought any potential transition agreement between Alaska management and the IAM, and all other merger related matters, to an abrupt halt.

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