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...

Winter Donations for Renaissance West STEAM Academy

November 17, 2018 Helena Thornton 0

11/17/2018

 Hello brothers and sisters, it’s that time again. We are looking for any monetary donation or non perishable food donation to take to the “Renaissance West STEAM Academy” for the Winter break.
 As some of you may not know, but some of the children go without through the holidays. So with your donations we will be helping to feed at least 10 homeless families while they are out of school for 2 weeks.  No donation is too small any and all will help.
During the next business meeting on December 13th 2018 at 4:00 p.m. any person that Brings … 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...

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...

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President’s Report – October 2018

October 17, 2018 Admin 0

President’s Report

We have all heard a tremendous amount recently about the elections that will be taking place in November. The stakes are high not only for the candidates but also for the voters and this country.

It’s possible that there will be a record turnout in this election. Much of that can be attributed to the incredible amount of voter dissatisfaction that exist today. Many citizens are disillusioned with the way our government operates. They feel like their interests are not being heard or considered, that their voice doesn’t matter. Our government has become one dimensional. It has become … Read More...

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...

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...

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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...