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 Morris; Negotiation Committee Members Lollie Beecher, MSY; Teresa Beynon, PC; Charity Hamer, MDW.
Bargaining continued this week resulting in an agreement in principle with Article Eight (Seniority) and Article Twenty-Two (Holidays/Flexible Time Off). Discussions still open with regards to Article Five (Classifications) and Article Seven (Overtime). Your team is dedicated and working hard to secure an industry leading contract for the members, keeping in mind the issues received in proposals and surveys. Your continued solidarity and support are appreciated through this process.
We have set dates for future negotiation sessions on September 5-6, 2018 and September 18-20, 2018 with tentative dates through December. Please go to our website – www.iamdl142.org and sign up for email updates to get the latest updates on negotiations.