President’s Report – December, 2017

December 23, 2017 Mike Jones 0

12/23/17

2017 is almost behind us. As I look back at this past year, I realized that there is much to be thankful for and proud of at Local Lodge 1725.

This year saw us continue to make improvements at our local lodge. We continued with both exterior and interior upgrades to our building so that our local lodge is a place that our members can be proud of. In addition,we have begun the process of having a dedicated fiber optic line ran to our office and meeting hall to improve our internet and office systems.

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EAP: Drug Testing Info

December 19, 2017 Paul Shultz 0

12/19/2017

EAP has received questions lately about drug testing. Use the link below to access the US Department of Transportation website’s section pertaining to drug and alcohol testing.

https://www.transportation.gov/odapc

You can also view/print/download a PDF of the DOT’s Employee Handbook below.

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Click the image to open the full size document

Please contact Paul Shultz, DL 142 EAP if you have questions. (cell) 704-907-3563. email pm.shultz@att.net or pshultz@iamdl142.org

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Association, AA Executive Session Negotiations Continue – 12/15/2017

December 17, 2017 Admin 0

12/15/2017

Unions and Airlines United for Safety

December 14, 2017 Admin 0

12/13/2017

To reduce the number of workplace accidents at our nation’s airports, union activists promised to form stronger partnerships with airline and industry leaders at the IAM141 Safety Conference, which began on Tuesday.

Bill Salo is the IAM141 Safety Director (United Airlines.) His work has led to safety policy changes at airports around the nation.

The IAM141 Safety Conference is an annual event that brings together union leaders and activists, company representatives and workplace safety experts from around the nation to discuss the topic of workplace safety. Each year, attendees review ongoing safety issues and priorities and develop employee-level … Read More...

Association, AA Executive Session Negotiations Continue – 12/08/2017

December 8, 2017 Admin 0

12/08/2017

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IAM/PSA Airlines Ratification Vote Information

December 4, 2017 Admin 0

12/01/2017

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...

Association, AA Executive Session Negotiations Continue – 12/01/2017

December 4, 2017 Admin 0

12/01/2017

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
Preamble
Safety & Health
Uniforms
Qualifications

When the parties reconvene both sides will be prepared to begin discussions on the Scope Article and remaining language issues for MTS.

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Alaska Airlines Negotiations Update

December 4, 2017 Admin 0

12/01/2017

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...

AA DFW Mechanic Update

December 4, 2017 Admin 0

11/27/2017

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
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