Association, American Hold Joint Conference Call

November 16, 2018 Admin 0

11/16/2018

Brothers and Sisters,

As previously announced, the Association leadership and American Airlines Management participated in a joint conference call with the NMB mediators assigned to assist in our JCBA negotiations. The mediators are now responsible for setting the agenda, including dates for the mediated sessions.

The mediators opened the call requesting the parties discuss the differences between our proposals on the duration article of the agreement. The Association proposed early openers in our next contracts and a methodology that includes wage increases past the amendable date if we do not reach agreement on a new contract by that time. … Read More...

Association of Professional Flight Attendants Picketing in CLT Sunday!

November 16, 2018 Admin 0

The Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) will be holding a picket at the Charlotte airport this coming Sunday, November 18th.

Any members of Victory Lodge 1725 who can show up to give some support and show Solidarity for our Flight Attendants are encouraged to do so! Even if you can just come out to the hotel parking lot for a few minutes as a show of union strength this would be a great support for another of our unions at American who are standing up to management. 

See the two flyers below for more information!

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Local Lodge Officer Elections & Sample Ballot

November 12, 2018 Admin 0

Local Lodge Officer Elections will be held on:

December 13, 2018 6am-6pm @ 3727 Rose Lake Dr. Suite 103 

Candidate Meeting:

Thursday on 11/15 (2 meetings) 12-1pm & 3-4pm. If any candidate is unable to attend please call Recording Secretary Helena Thornton at: 757.329.5335.

Please see the attached Sample Ballot below so as to familiarize yourself with the candidates. 

(Click on the image below to see the full-size PDF)

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Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update – Nov 12th, 2018

November 12, 2018 Admin 0

11/12/2018

Negotiations continued in Dallas, Texas the week of November 6-8, 2018. This session your Committee continued work with Articles Five (Classifications), Ten (Part-Time Employees) and Eleven (Filling of Vacancies) also responding to Article Six (Hours of Service).  Continued open dialog took place concerning Article Seven (Overtime). The company countered Sixteen (Severance Pay), as well as passing Article Fifteen (Reduction in Force). The team continues to work with these all open Articles in preparation for the next session. Your continued solidarity and support are appreciated through this process.

Present for the company were: Adam Carlisle Sr. Director, Labor Relations, Danielle … Read More...

Get out the vote day with CWA!

November 2, 2018 Admin 0

Saturday Nov. 3, we will talk to union members around the area to get out the vote for the mid-term election and our endorsed candidates! Local candidates will join us in the morning to discuss their races.

Location: CWA 3603
5108 Monroe Rd # B, Charlotte, NC 28205

Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Questions: Sebastian Feculak, AFL-CIO 

704-999-0429 // sebastian@aflcionc.org

Harold Black, CWA 3603

828-217-4511 // hblackcwa@gmail.com

RSVP: Call or Email Sebastian Feculak or Harold Black 

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Association Participates in Mediated Negotiations

October 31, 2018 Admin 0

10/31/2018

Brothers and Sisters,

The TWU-IAM Association met with American Airlines October 30 in Dallas, TX for mediated negotiations under the supervision of the National Mediation Board. The purpose of this first mediated session was to bring the Federal mediators up to speed on the status of our negotiations.

Areas covered were compensation, healthcare, retirement, work protections (scope) and the remaining open language issues. The Association clearly restated our demands that our work is protected in any final agreement. We also reiterated our positions on the other economic issues. The meeting was cordial and produced final TAs on MLS and … Read More...

Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update – Oct 29th, 2018

October 29, 2018 Admin 0

10/29/2018

Negotiations resumed in Dallas, Texas the week of October 22, 2018. This week your negotiation team passed Article Seven (Overtime) and the company responded, resulting in continued work with this Article as well as Article Ten (Part-Time Employees). Your continued solidarity and support are appreciated through this process.

Present for the company were: Adam Carlisle Sr. Director, Labor Relations, Danielle Reidder, CS&S Regional Director; Dan Kusek, Sr. Mgr., Labor Relations for CSA; Andrea Nivet, Sr. Mgr. Labor Relations for CS&S; Mandy Vitela, Asst. Stn. Mgr., DAL; Joel Bagby, Attorney, Gen. Counsel; James Jackson, Senior Manager Finance; Becky Ronnebaum, Labor … Read More...

Alaska Airlines Negotiations Update – 10/26/2018

October 29, 2018 Admin 0

10/26/2018

Sisters and Brothers:

The joint Alaska Airlines Negotiating Committee continued negotiations with Alaska Airlines management October 23-25, 2018,  in Seattle, Washington.  Both the COPS and RSSA agreements were discussed during this session.

Represented by the Company were: Wayne Newton, Vice President/AOCS; Jeff Butler, VP/Inflight and Call Centers; Jason Barry, Managing Director of Cargo; Bob Hartnett, Labor Director; Denise Kliskey, Labor Manager; Melinda Maher, Division Controller 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 Company presented your Union Committee with a … Read More...

No Outsourcing No Subcontracting – Keep American Airlines American!

October 24, 2018 Admin 0

10/24/2018

Our brothers and sisters in the Transportation Workers Union (TWU) are taking a stand against Outsourcing and Subcontracting at American! Please see the poster below and feel free to share with your fellow union members. The IAM stands behind the TWU 100% on their stance against 3rd party work. Tell Doug Parker and Robert Isom that we will not sit idly by and let our jobs be sold.

Let’s make our voices count and stand in solidarity with our counterparts at the TWU!

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