Happy AMT Day!

May 23, 2018 Admin 0

In 2001, the FAA created the created the prestigious Charles E. Taylor Master Mechanic Award to honor AMTs, who had served at least 50 years in aircraft maintenance.  The following year, California Senator Knight introduced a resolution honoring Aviation Maintenance Technicians annually in honor of Charles Taylor’s birthday.  Charles Taylor was the machinist who built the engine to turn the Wright Glider into the first powered aircraft.

Thursday, May 24th  is AMT Day – a day we honor the AMTs who ensure we have a safe aircraft for us to fly on, for our family and friends to travel on … Read More...

Association, American to Meet

May 18, 2018 Admin 0

05/18/2018

Brothers and Sisters,

American Airlines recently changed course by contacting the TWU-IAM Association leadership seeking dates to discuss minor issues that remain open in our negotiations. The Association views all discussions between us and the company as important to achieving our goal of a tentative agreement. For this reason, the TWU-IAM Association Negotiating Committees have agreed to send a small group of committee members to meet with American Airlines on June 11th  and 12th to discuss these outstanding issues.

Regretfully, however, we are still in dispute. American Airlines management continues to disrespect Association members by refusing to … Read More...

Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Begin

May 18, 2018 Admin 0

05/17/2018

On Tuesday, May 15, 2018, your negotiating committee met in Dallas at Southwest Airlines Headquarters to begin contract negotiations.  Present for the company were: Adam Carlisle,  Sr. Director, Labor Relations, Dan Kusek, Sr. Mgr., Labor Relations for CSA; Andrea Nivet, Sr. Mgr. Labor Relations for CS&S; Danielle Reidder, CS&S Regional Director; Jeff Cox, Ground Ops; James Jackson, Senior Manager Finance; Becky Ronnebaum, Labor Negotiations Specialist; Nicole Bender, Labor Relations Planning Specialist; Joel Bagby, SWA Legal. Present for the Union were: Dave Supplee, President/Directing General Chair; Rich Johnsen, Grand Lodge Rep; Rich Pantoja, Grand Lodge Economist; April Butler, General Chair; … Read More...

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President’s Report – May 2018

May 16, 2018 Mike Jones 0

05/16/2018

Work Safe.  Those two words are more important than ever right now for the American Airlines members of Victory Lodge 1725. Aviation is a very unforgiving industry when it comes to mistakes. With all the different distractions that we deal with at work, the state of our current contract negotiations for example, it is critical, that each and every one of us is as methodical, diligent, and focused as possible on safety.

Be sure to follow the ROM (Ramp Operations Manual), GPM (General Procedures Manual), etc. as well as all applicable aircraft maintenance manuals TO THE LETTER! No … Read More...

Raising Wages NC Coalition: Statewide Lobby Day in Raleigh

May 12, 2018 Admin 0

05/12/2018

Dear Brother and Sisters,

The Charlotte area Raising Wages NC coalition would like to invite you to join us in Raleigh on May 22nd for a statewide lobby day. We will be urging state legislators that the time to raise the minimum wage is past due. Can we count your organization to send folks? We will be organizing a carpool or bus depending on participation. Morning snacks and lunch will be provided.

 

Please register here: https://raisingwagesnc.org/

 

We are joining together across the state to raise the minimum wage in our state to $15 an hour in 5 … Read More...

AA Management Continues Disrespect of 30,000 Association Members

May 9, 2018 Admin 0

05/09/2018

Since American management walked out of talks in late March, the TWU-IAM Association mechanic and related, stores and fleet service negotiating committees have been fully prepared to resume joint contract bargaining and bring these negotiations to a successful conclusion. Instead of making a good faith effort to to reach a fair agreement with 30,000 American Airlines ground workers and get back to work, American management has opted to conduct company-controlled road-shows in an attempt to bypass your negotiating committees. This diversion only serves to prolong the process and prevent Association members from reaping the benefits of a fair joint … Read More...

SWA Negotiations Team Preps for the Beginning of Talks

May 9, 2018 Admin 0

05/08/2018

Your Negotiating Committee for District 142, along with the General Chairs from District 142 and Grand Lodge representatives, participated in the Negotiation Preparation for Bargaining Committees program at the William W. Winpisinger Center in Hollywood, MD.  The District represents employees at Southwest Airlines.  Your committee consists of:

April Butler – General Chair                                           Charity Hamer – CSA MDW

Carrie Lessley – General Chair                                      Dennis De Frank – SOS DAL

Jessica Morris – General Chair                                      Nancy Shortino – CS&S CC

Kenny Champagne – General Chair                              Lollie Beecher – CSA MSY

Sheri Parmann – CSA FLL                                             Teresa Beynon – CS&S PC

The … Read More...

Political Training Class at Winpisinger

May 7, 2018 Admin 0

Victory Lodge 1725’s MNPL Committee Chair Maureen Kelly attended the recent Political Training Class at Winpisinger. This class benefited Guide Dogs of America.

Here are a couple of pictures from the class!!

From left: Abigail Mejia LL1930, Tim Owens LL660, Maureen Kelly LL1725, Andrew Davis LL1432, Jim McKenzie LL751C, Tony Gibson DL141AGC , front row: Brandi, Derek Cearley LL776B.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winning group, new record setting of MNPL fundraiser at Political Training 2018. From left: Tony Gibson DL141AGC, Derek Cearley LL776B, Jim McKenzie LL751C, Maureen Kelly LL1725, Abigail Mejia LL1930, Tim Owens LL660,
in front:
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Alaska Airlines Negotiations Update – 05/04/18

May 5, 2018 Admin 0

Sisters and Brothers:

The joint Alaska Airlines Negotiating Committee continued negotiations with Alaska Airlines management this past week in Seattle, Washington. This session was dedicated to RSSA contract issues.

Represented by the Company were: Greg Mays, Vice President/Labor; Wayne Newton, Vice President/AOCS; Jason Berry, Managing Director Cargo; Bob Hartnett, Labor Director; Denise Kliskey, COPS Labor Manager; and, Rebecca Meissner, Company Attorney.

Joining the Negotiating Committee were: James Carlson, Assistant Airline Coordinator; Kris Hannah, Grand Lodge Representative; and Brianna Gregory, Grand Lodge Representative.

The two Committees made proposals for the RSSA Agreement for the following articles:

4 — Classification of Work … Read More...