Alaska Airlines Negotiations Update – 09/18/2018

September 19, 2018 Admin 0

09/18/2018

Sisters and Brothers:

The joint Alaska Airlines Negotiating Committee continued negotiations with Alaska Airlines management September 11-13, 2018, in Seattle, Washington.  It was agreed that whole sessions would no longer be dedicated to either the COPS or RSSA groups, respectively, and as such, both agreements would and could be discussed.

Represented by the Company were: Wayne Newton, Vice President/AOCS; Bob Hartnett, Labor Director; Denise Kliskey, COPS Labor Manager; Melinda Maher, Division Controller;  and, Rebecca Meissner, Company Attorney.

The Company was without their lead negotiator, former VP/Labor Greg Mays, as his last day with Alaska was the previous week.  We

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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:

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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...

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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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:

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Alaska Airlines Negotiations Update – April 24th 2018

April 24, 2018 Admin 0

04/24/2018

Sisters and Brothers,

Discussions regarding our RSSA and COPS negotiations with Alaska Airlines resulted in agreement to delay any filing for mediation services under the Railway Labor Act with the National Mediation Board (NMB). The provisions of Article 25 in the IAM-Alaska Airlines RSSA agreement requires both parties to jointly file for mediation, through the NMB, if an agreement had not been reached by April 19, 2018.  It is both the Company’s and Union’s position that the RSSA and COPS talks are progressing adequately under the current process and that involving the NMB at this time would only slow

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Alaska Airlines Negotiations Update – March 16th 2018

March 18, 2018 Admin 0

03/16/2018

Sisters and Brothers:

The joint Alaska Airlines Negotiating Committee continued negotiations with Alaska Airlines management March 13-15, 2018, in Newark, New Jersey.

Represented by the Company were: Greg Mays, Vice President/Labor; Wayne Newton, Vice President/AOCS; Jeff Butler, Vice President/Inflight & Call Centers; Bob Hartnett, Labor Director; Denise Kliskey, COPS Labor Manager; Melinda Mayor, Division Controller; and, Rebecca Meissner, Company Attorney.

Joining your Negotiating Committee were: James Carlson, Assistant Airline Coordinator; and, Kris Hannah, Grand Lodge Representative.

Your Committee made proposals for the COPS Agreement for the following articles:

6  – Part Time

7  –  Overtime

8  –  Holidays

10  … Read More...

Alaska Airlines Negotiations Update

March 4, 2018 Admin 0

03/02/2018

Sisters and Brothers:

The joint Alaska Airlines Negotiating Committee continued negotiations with Alaska Airlines management this past week in Anchorage, Alaska.  This session was dedicated to RSSA contract issues.

Represented by the Company were: Greg Mays, Vice President/Labor; Wayne Newton; 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.

Your Committee made proposals for the RSSA Agreement for the following articles:

4 – Classification of Work
5 – … Read More...

Alaska Airlines Negotiations Update

December 4, 2017 Admin 0

12/01/2017

Sisters and Brothers:

The joint Alaska Airlines Negotiating Committee continued negotiations with Alaska Airlines management this week in Seattle, Washington, at the SeaTac DoubleTree.

Represented by the Company were:  Greg Mays, Vice President/Labor; Wayne Newton, Vice President/AOCS; Constance von Muehlen, Managing Director/M&E; Bob Hartnett, Labor Director; Denise Kliskey, COPS Labor Manager; Maranda Rosenthal, Senior Attorney, and Rebecca Meissner, Company Attorney.

Joining your Negotiating Committee were: James Carlson, Assistant Airline Coordinator; Kris Hannah, Grand Lodge Representative; and Brianna Gregory, Special Representative.

As Alaska Airlines Management has withdrawn their grievance challenging the IAM’s right to open the COPS contract alongside the … Read More...

IAM/Alaska Airlines HMO ARBITRATION UPDATE

October 1, 2017 Admin 0

09/26/2017

Brothers and Sisters,

Alaska has at this point paid out most of the 1.3 million dollars it owes to eligible employees as a result of the IAM’s successful arbitration regarding HMO coverage.   Not surprisingly, because the arbitration covered hundreds of employees and a time frame going back ten years, several questions and issues came to the IAM’s attention regarding payments and eligibility during the payment process.   These questions were taken up with the company, through counsel when needed, and have resulted in two updates which are generally applicable.

First, we discovered that many employees who participated in the Kaiser … Read More...