NMB Mediators Assigned Company Continues to Delay

September 19, 2018 Admin 0

09/19/2018

Brothers and Sisters,

The TWU-IAM Association was notified this week that the National Mediation Board has assigned two mediators to our negotiations. The mediators have indicated that, due to Federal budget concerns and scheduling, they will not schedule mediated negotiating sessions until after October.

The Association has demanded to meet with American with or without the mediators and as soon as possible. American has refused to meet.  All indications are that American wants to drag our negotiations out as long as possible.

While mediators can and do schedule negotiating sessions, the parties can meet and reach agreements anytime with … Read More...

Alaska Airlines Negotiations Update – 09/18/2018

September 19, 2018 Admin 0

09/18/2018

Sisters and Brothers:

The joint Alaska Airlines Negotiating Committee continued negotiations with Alaska Airlines management September 11-13, 2018, in Seattle, Washington.  It was agreed that whole sessions would no longer be dedicated to either the COPS or RSSA groups, respectively, and as such, both agreements would and could be discussed.

Represented by the Company were: Wayne Newton, Vice President/AOCS; Bob Hartnett, Labor Director; Denise Kliskey, COPS Labor Manager; Melinda Maher, Division Controller;  and, Rebecca Meissner, Company Attorney.

The Company was without their lead negotiator, former VP/Labor Greg Mays, as his last day with Alaska was the previous week.  We

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President’s Report – September 2018

September 17, 2018 Admin 0

09/13/2018

I would like to take a minute and review what was a remarkable couple of weeks for your local back in August.

On August 21stthings got kicked off things when the Young Worker Committee held its first annual “Poker Night” fundraiser for GDA. They had a good turn out and, in the process, raised $750 for GDA.

Two days later August 23rd, your local lodge through the hard work of the Community Service, Young Workers, and Women’s Committees donated 550 drawstring bags with the IAM and Victory Lodge 1725’s logo printed on them. Before they handed them out they … Read More...

AA Company Propaganda

September 14, 2018 Admin 0

09/13/2018

Many of you have read the Special Jetwire issued by American Airlines regarding our negotiations. If you don’t read anything else in this bulletin, read this:

Beware of any negotiations propaganda issued by the Company. It contains partial examples, misleading statements and outright wrong information.

It is true that your negotiating team has reached tentative agreements on many good improvements for our joint collective bargaining agreements. However, American has not just given those out of the kindness of their heart – they were hard won by the tenacity of your negotiators and, most importantly, you deserve them!

American paints … Read More...

Section 6 Openers for all Association Agreements

September 12, 2018 Admin 0

09/12/2018

Brothers and Sisters,

Today, September 12, 2018, American Airlines delivered Section 6 notices for all open TWU-IAM Association collective bargaining agreements. Simply stated, a Section 6 notice officially opens contracts under the Railway Labor Act. The TWU-IAM Association welcomes this gesture by the Company as a sign they will now get serious about reaching the Joint Collective Bargaining Agreements our members deserve.

Included in the Company’s communication to the Association is a notice of their intent to file for mediation with the National Mediation Board (NMB). This move is also welcomed by the Association. The NMB has previously been … Read More...

AFL-CIO Labor 18 Day of Action

September 10, 2018 Admin 0

Saturday Sep. 22nd, there will be a canvass talking to fellow union members, neighbors and friends about why our endorsed candidates are the right choice to win victories for North Carolina’s working families. Join us!

Please see the flyer below (click on the thumbnail for the full size flyer) and print or download. Feel free to post on your union bulletin boards as well.

thumbnail of Labor 2018 Charlotte walk flyer

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Local Lodge Expense Report and Sick/Bereavement Form Now Available Online

September 10, 2018 Admin 0

We have made two important forms available online for our members.

The Local Lodge Expense Report and the Sick/Bereavement Form can now be found on the Resources page under the Local Lodge Documents heading.

To use either of these forms please print and return to the Local Lodge by one of the following methods:

US Postal Service: Victory Lodge 1725  3727 Rose Lake Dr  Charlotte, NC 28217

Email: manager@vl1725.org

Fax: (704) 357-0029… Read More...

Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update 08/27/2018

August 30, 2018 Admin 0

08/27/2018

On August 21-23, 2018 your negotiating committee met in Dallas at Southwest Airlines Headquarters to resume contract negotiations. 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 Negotiations Specialist; Nicole Bender, Labor Relations Planning Specialist. Present for the Union were: District Lodge 142 Secretary Treasurer Ian Scott-Anderman; General Chairs April Butler, Kenny Champagne, Carrie Lessley, and Jessica … Read More...

American Reneges

August 24, 2018 Admin 0

08/24/2018

Brothers and Sisters,

The Association Executive leadership met with American Airlines management this week to push through the tough Fleet Service Scope issues and proposals we have exchanged. Your committee was initially pleased when the Company’s Chief Negotiator offered to include protection for all of the fleet work currently performed at the 40 fleet service stations.

When the Association committee began to engage the offer, the Company negotiators abruptly reversed course, denied the offer they made and insisted that health care and wages be agreed to before they would agree to any further scope discussions.

This highly erratic behavior … Read More...