Association, American Meet

June 14, 2018 Admin 0

06/14/2018

Brothers and Sisters,

Association negotiators met with American Airlines Monday and Tuesday this week. The purpose of the meetings was to discuss minor, but important open issues. Some progress was made, but American remains unreasonable by not settling issues they should be able to agree to. The Company’s public statements that they desire to conclude these negotiations continues to contradict their behavior at the bargaining table.

Association negotiators tested the possibility of moving into the major open issues during this session. While no agreements were reached, some meaningful dialogue was had over the important areas in the Association scope … Read More...

Alaska Airlines Negotiations Update – 06/11/18

June 11, 2018 Admin 0

06/11/18

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 COPS contract issues.

Represented by the Company were: Greg Mays, Vice President/Labor; Wayne Newton, Vice President/AOCS; Jeff Butler, Vice President/Call Centers; 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 Committees exchanged proposals for the following articles:

5 – Hours of Service
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Our Jobs Are Not For Sale

May 25, 2018 Admin 0

05/25/2018

Brothers and Sisters,

In an amateurish and unprofessional move, American Airlines management is trying to bribe Association members into giving away work, abandoning good healthcare and giving up better retirement security by doing an end run around your negotiating committee.

Making the biggest mistake possible, American negotiators continue to disrespect you and your leadership by attempting to negotiate in breakrooms and by email! These delay tactics prevent the real negotiations that are needed to get the contract you deserve.

“This Association negotiates face to face,” said Association Chair and Vice Chair Alex Garcia and Sito Pantoja respectively. “As we … 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...

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

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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...

Reminder – Southwest Airlines Steward Conference

May 3, 2018 Admin 0

05/03/2018

We will be holding our Southwest Airlines Steward Conference May 30-31 (travel days May 29 and June 1).  Deadline for registration is this Friday, May 4th.  If you haven’t submitted your registration forms, please do so as soon as possible!  If you need registration forms, please contact your local recording secretary.  Should you have any questions, please contact Ian Anderman at 816-452-6646.

In Solidarity,

Dave Supplee

PRESIDENT & DIRECTING

GENERAL CHAIR

 

 

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Southwest Airlines Negotiations Survey Closing Soon

April 24, 2018 Admin 0

04/24/2018

Sisters and Brothers,

Just a reminder, the survey for negotiations closes this Saturday.  If you haven’t participated in the survey yet, please do so before the end of the week.  We need your input to help focus our talks.  Please click on this link to begin the survey:

https://iamaw.checkboxonline.com/Survey.aspx?s=2d81c64e773f4dd982bd729f30fd3178

The survey will be open until midnight, April 28, 2018.

Thank you for your participation.

In Solidarity,

Dave Supplee

PRESIDENT & DIRECTING

GENERAL CHAIR

 

 

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