Voting on the recently released Tentative Agreement reached with your carrier was conducted this week in CAK, DAY, CVG, CLT and GSP. With just under 80% of the total membership participating in this ratification, the Tentative Agreement was rejected by over 92% by the voting membership.
We will begin the process of soliciting the membership for the issues that led to the overwhelming rejection of this Tentative Agreement. Details on the next steps will be released on a future bulletin and all activities will be coordinated through your Shop Stewards once released.
Your Negotiating Committee wishes to thank everyone … Read More...
Brothers and Sisters,
The Executive Negotiating Committee met face to face with American Airlines this week in Washington DC. This session was focused on Maintenance Training Specialists (MTS) and was very productive. Non-economic articles were discussed. Constructive dialog in a productive environment helped the parties significantly narrow their positions in numerous articles that produced an agreement on most outstanding language issues.
Complete Tentative Agreements were reached on:
Purpose of Agreement
Safety & Health
When the parties reconvene both sides will be prepared to begin discussions on the Scope Article and remaining language issues for MTS.
Additional … Read More...
Sisters and Brothers:
The joint Alaska Airlines Negotiating Committee continued negotiations with Alaska Airlines management this week in Seattle, Washington, at the SeaTac DoubleTree.
Represented by the Company were: Greg Mays, Vice President/Labor; Wayne Newton, Vice President/AOCS; Constance von Muehlen, Managing Director/M&E; Bob Hartnett, Labor Director; Denise Kliskey, COPS Labor Manager; Maranda Rosenthal, Senior Attorney, and Rebecca Meissner, Company Attorney.
Joining your Negotiating Committee were: James Carlson, Assistant Airline Coordinator; Kris Hannah, Grand Lodge Representative; and Brianna Gregory, Special Representative.
As Alaska Airlines Management has withdrawn their grievance challenging the IAM’s right to open the COPS contract alongside the … Read More...
Sisters and Brothers:
I have recently received a number of calls regarding the Preferential Hiring Agreement and the Vacation Bid process. In order to eliminate the rumors and misinformation I would like to address these issues here.
Preferential Hiring Agreement signed 8/6/2014
- This agreement provided a pathway for an employee that was furloughed from a specific station to return to that station if the opposite carrier (LAA or LUS) had vacancies that were not filled through the respective CBA and would be going to the street.
- DFW was not available as a preferential Hiring Station as the LAA recall