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President’s Report – April 2018

April 24, 2018 Mike Jones 0

04/24/2018

The phrase “Know Your Enemy” is a saying derived from Sun Tzu’s “Art of War.” As a union we often mistake the company as our enemy. The company may be our adversary, but it is not our enemy. The two however are interconnected. As a Union our enemy is membership apathy. Apathy is defined as “a state of indifference” and it is the life blood of inaction. Inaction is the lifeblood of our adversary. 

Unions are only as strong as their members level of engagement. When Unions are in tough times and they need strength to achieve what their … Read More...

Southwest Airlines Negotiations Survey Closing Soon

April 24, 2018 Admin 0

04/24/2018

Sisters and Brothers,

Just a reminder, the survey for negotiations closes this Saturday.  If you haven’t participated in the survey yet, please do so before the end of the week.  We need your input to help focus our talks.  Please click on this link to begin the survey:

https://iamaw.checkboxonline.com/Survey.aspx?s=2d81c64e773f4dd982bd729f30fd3178

The survey will be open until midnight, April 28, 2018.

Thank you for your participation.

In Solidarity,

Dave Supplee

PRESIDENT & DIRECTING

GENERAL CHAIR

 

 

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H.R. 4 Vote

April 24, 2018 Admin 0

04/24/2018

The House of Representatives Needs to Vote YES on the 2018 FAA Reauthorization Bill H.R. 4!

The House of Representatives will be putting the FAA Reauthorization Bill H.R. 4 to a vote this Thursday, April 26th.  We need every IAM member to contact their House Representative and tell them to vote YES on H.R. 4.

H.R. 4 provides a minimum of 10 hours rest for Flight Attendants along with an FAA mandated Fatigue Risk Management Program.  Both of these protections are already provided to pilots. These provision are so greatly needed not only protect the safety of Flight Attendants … Read More...

Alaska Airlines Negotiations Update – April 24th 2018

April 24, 2018 Admin 0

04/24/2018

Sisters and Brothers,

Discussions regarding our RSSA and COPS negotiations with Alaska Airlines resulted in agreement to delay any filing for mediation services under the Railway Labor Act with the National Mediation Board (NMB). The provisions of Article 25 in the IAM-Alaska Airlines RSSA agreement requires both parties to jointly file for mediation, through the NMB, if an agreement had not been reached by April 19, 2018.  It is both the Company’s and Union’s position that the RSSA and COPS talks are progressing adequately under the current process and that involving the NMB at this time would only slow

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Union Golf Tournament (with new prizes) Reminder!!

April 20, 2018 Admin 0

Calling all golfers (and golf fans) from Victory Lodge 1725! This is a reminder that our 2nd Annual Union Golf Tournament is Wednesday, May 9th at Renaissance Golf Course right here in Charlotte. We’ve added some great prizes this year so get out to the range and practice!! There are still slots available to play. Please see the posters below for more information. We hope to see you there!

 

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IAM Responds to Southwest Airlines Emergency Landing

April 17, 2018 Admin 0

04/17/2018

A Southwest Airlines flight made an emergency landing in Philadelphia this morning after an uncontained engine failure blew out a window and injured several people on board the aircraft.
“The IAM extends its heartfelt compassion to the passengers and crew from Southwest Airlines Flight 1380,” said IAM General Vice President Sito Pantoja. “Three members of the IAM’s EAP and Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) are already in Philadelphia meeting with IAM members from Southwest. We have contacted the Transport Workers Union, which represents Southwest’s Flight Attendants and Fleet Service workers, and offered our CIRT team’s assistance. I commend the … Read More...
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IAM Lobbying Results in FAA Provisions for Customer Service Agents and Flight Attendants

April 17, 2018 Admin 0

04/17/2018

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Friday introduced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2018. The proposed five-year bill includes language that would provide protection for customer service agents from physical abuse and also gives flight attendants a minimum rest of at least ten uninterrupted hours.
The IAM has been aggressively lobbying Congress to adopt this pro-airline worker language, meeting with lawmakers from both parties and holding rallies on Capitol Hill. IAM members have also called members from the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, urging them to support these changes.
“The IAM has vigorously fought on Capitol … Read More...
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IAM DL 142 Endorsement Election Tally Results

April 17, 2018 Admin 0
*Denotes winner by acclamation
Based on the review of candidate eligibility and candidate acceptance, the candidates whose names are in bold print below will appear on the ballot for the June 8, 2018 Officer Election.
Those names that have an asterisk (*) beside the name have won by acclamation.
If you have any questions, contact Ian Scott-Anderman at (816) 452-6646.

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President/Directing General Chair – 4 Years  (1 position)
  1. Dave Supplee *
Vice President ExpressJet – 4 years (1 position)
     1.   Nicole Fears *
Vice President Southwest – 4 Years (1 position)
     1. Clyde Haynes *
VP – British
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New video and photo galleries added!!

April 13, 2018 Admin 0

04/13/2018

This is a busy and important time for our union and especially our local. You the Members have been hard at work on a lot of projects and our lodge was honored this week with a visit from IAM GVP Sito Pantoja and other members of The Association Negotiating Committee.

We’ve added two new photo galleries you need to check out!

Go Here to see the incredible donations that our Local collected for the Renaissance West STEAM Academy!

These donations were delivered by our own Helena Thornton and Renae Miller from the Women’s/Human Rights Committee.

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