Alaska Airlines Negotiations Update – 08/17/2018

August 18, 2018 Admin 0

08/17/2018

Sisters and Brothers:

The joint Alaska Airlines Negotiating Committee continued negotiations with Alaska Airlines management August 14 -16, 2018, in Washington, D.C.  This session was dedicated to COPS contract issues.

Represented by the Company were: Greg Mays, Vice President/Labor; Wayne Newton, Vice President/AOCS; Jeff Butler, VP/Inflight & Call Centers; Bob Hartnett, Labor Director; Denise Kliskey, COPS 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 Committees exchanged proposals for the following articles:

6 – Part … Read More...

Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update 08/13/2018

August 15, 2018 Admin 0

08/13/2018

Your negotiating committee met August 6-9, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri at the office of District Lodge 142.  Present were; Ian Scott-Anderman, DL142 Secretary Treasurer; General Chairs April Butler, Kenny Champagne, Carrie Lessley, and Jessica Morris; members Lollie Beecher, MSY; Teresa Beynon, PC; Charity Hamer, MDW; Sheri Parmann, FLL and Nancy Shortino, CC.

Work took place this week to prepare for discussions concerning Article Five (Classifications) and Article Seven (Overtime) during the next negotiation session.  Your continued support and solidarity are appreciated.

We have set dates for future negotiations through September, the next scheduled session is August 21-23, 2018 … Read More...

American Blows Another Chance for Agreement

August 10, 2018 Admin 0

08/10/2918

Brothers and Sisters,

The Association Executive Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines this week in Washington, D.C. to continue the discussion about Scope proposals. Your Executive Committee presented the company with comprehensive proposals. The Association proposals are reasonable and recognize the sacrifices our members have collectively made through our company’s bankruptcies by securing our work into the future.

Our members deserve nothing less!

All of our responses to the company continue to fall on deaf ears!

Management continues to disrespect our members hard earned stake in this company by blatantly disregarding our attempts to come to fair and equitable

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Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update 07/30/2018

July 31, 2018 Admin 0

07/30/2018

On July 24-26, 2018 your negotiating committee met in Kansas City, Missouri to continue contract negotiations.  Present for the company: Adam Carlisle, Sr. Director, Labor Relations; Jeff Cox, Station Director; Danielle Reidder, CS&S Regional Director; Dan Kusek, Sr. Mgr., Labor Relations for CSA; Andrea Nivet, Sr. Mgr. Labor Relations for CS&S; Joel Bagby, Attorney; Patrick Briet, Finance Planning Sr. Business Partner; Becky Ronnebaum, Labor Negotiations Specialist; Nicole Bender, Labor Relations Planning Specialist.  Present for the Union:  Rich Johnsen, Grand Lodge Rep; Ian Scott-Anderman, DL142 Secretary Treasurer; General Chairs April Butler, Kenny Champagne, Carrie Lessley, and Jessica Morris;  Negotiating Committee … Read More...

American Airlines Presents Insulting Scope Proposal, AGAIN!

July 26, 2018 Admin 0

07/26/2018

Brothers and Sisters,

The Association Executive Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines on July 24th in Washington, D.C. to continue the discussion about comprehensive Scope proposals.

During this session, it became very obvious to your committee that the company isn’t hearing your displeasure about their previous Scope proposals. While there was some movement for our M&R group, their strategy on Fleet continues to be presenting us with inadequate Scope language and hoping for a different outcome.

They assume that by waiting us out our Association will eventually crack and accept their substandard proposals. If we were to agree to … Read More...

American Airlines Fails to Honor their Word

July 19, 2018 Admin 0

06/18/2018

Brothers and Sisters,

As was reported earlier, the Association Executive Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines June 25th through June 27th in Washington, DC.  During those meetings, your committee and the company made some progress in Scope discussions and it was agreed that the company would deliver a comprehensive Scope proposal prior to our next meeting on July 17th.

THEY DID NOT!

Disappointingly, American failed to keep their word and deliver a counter on Scope. Instead, the company again insisted on cuts to Association members’ healthcare; a proposal equivalent to a “bankruptcy healthcare” plan in … Read More...

Alaska Airlines Negotiations Update – 07/17/2018

July 18, 2018 Admin 0

07/17/2018

Sisters and Brothers,

The joint Alaska Airlines Negotiating Committee continued negotiations with Alaska Airlines management July 10-12, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada.  This session was dedicated to RSSA contract issues.

Represented by the Company were: Greg Mays, Vice President/Labor; Wayne Newton, Vice President/AOCS; Jason Barry, Managing Director/Cargo; Bob Hartnett, Labor Director; Denise Kliskey, COPS 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 Committees exchanged proposals for the following articles:

6 – Overtime

8 – … Read More...

Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update 07/17/2018

July 18, 2018 Admin 0

07/17/2018

On July 10-12, 2018 your negotiating committee met in Dallas at Southwest Airlines Headquarters to continue contract negotiations.  Present for the company: 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, Asstistant Sta. Mgr., DAL; Joel Bagby, Attorney; Jackson, Senior Manager Finance; Patrick Briet, Finance Planning Sr. Business Partner;  Becky Ronnebaum, Labor Negotiations Specialist; Nicole Bender, Labor Relations Planning Specialist. Present for the Union: Dave Supplee, President/Directing General Chair; along with General Chairs April Butler, Kenny Champagne, Carrie Lessley, … Read More...

Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update

July 3, 2018 Admin 0

07/02/2018

On June 26-28, 2018, your negotiating committee met in Tempe, Arizona to continue contract negotiations.  Present for the company: Adam Carlisle, Sr. Director, Labor Relations, ; Jeff Cox, Station Director; Danielle Reidder, CS&S Regional Director; Dan Kusek, Sr. Mgr., Labor Relations for CSA; Drea Nivet, Sr. Mgr. Labor Relations for CS&S;  Joel Bagby, Attorney; James Jackson, Senior Manager Finance; Becky Ronnebaum, Labor Negotiations Specialist; Nicole Bender, Labor Relations Planning Specialist. Present for the Union: Dave Supplee, President/Directing General Chair; Rich Johnsen, Grand Lodge Rep; along with General Chairs April Butler, Kenny Champagne, Carrie Lessley, and Jessica Morris; also your … Read More...

Association, American Meet

June 30, 2018 Admin 0

06/29/2018

Brothers and Sisters,

The Executive Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines on June 25, 26, & 27 in Washington, DC.  The vast majority of these negotiating sessions were spent discussing Scope in a very detailed manner, mainly for the Maintenance and Related group.  While Fleet Service Scope was discussed, it was done on a much broader level since the Company was unprepared and not fully represented.  The Association made it clear that the Company must consider Scope language that is more aligned with the Association’s proposals.

We discussed scheduling more dates, but none were committed to. The objective remains … Read More...