Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update – Dec 7th, 2018

December 7, 2018 Admin 0

Negotiations continued in Dallas, Texas December 4 – 6, 2018. This session bargaining continued with Articles Five (Classifications), Ten (Part-Time Employees), Eleven (Filling of Vacancies), and Fifteen (Reduction in Force) also revisiting Article Twenty-Two (Holidays/ Flexible Time Off). The Committee passed proposals for Articles Two (Scope of Agreement), Twelve (Leaves of Absence), and Eighteen (General and Miscellaneous) followed with the Company’s response. The week ended agreeing in principle to Articles One (Purpose of Agreement) and Sixteen (Severance Pay). Your team is dedicated and working hard to secure an industry leading contract for the members, keeping in mind the issues received … Read More...

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...

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...

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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Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update – Oct 18th, 2018

October 20, 2018 Admin 0

10/18/2018

On October 16-18, 2018 your negotiating committee met in Dallas, Texas Southwest Airlines Headquarters to continue negotiations.  The Company passed Article 6 (Hours of Service) and Article 7 (Overtime) in response to the Union’s pass at our last meeting September 18-20. We will resume talks next week, October 21-23, 2018. As talks are ongoing, we cannot share specifics. We appreciate your continued support.

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; Mandy Vitela, Assistant Station

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Mediator Schedules Dates, Association Demands More

October 16, 2018 Admin 0

10/16/2018

Brothers and Sisters,

The two mediators assigned to our negotiations have notified the TWU-IAM Association and the Company that three bargaining dates have been scheduled: October 30, January 29-31 and February 12-14. While the Association welcomes the opportunity to negotiate during these dates, these three sessions are simply not enough.

We demand and challenge the Company to come out of hiding and schedule more dates in the interim.

The Company’s blatant delay tactics and an overall lack of respect for the negotiating process have only accomplished one thing; the failure to achieve a fair and equitable contract that our … Read More...

Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update Week of September 17th

September 27, 2018 Admin 0

09/26/2018