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...

1.5 Million Dollar Remedy Reached in Alaska Airlines HMO Arbitration

June 26, 2017 Admin 0

06/22/2017

IAM members will be receiving approximately 1.5 million dollars as a result of the IAM’s successful arbitration against Alaska Airlines regarding HMO coverage.  In its December 20, 2016 Order, the IAM-Alaska System Board of Adjustment, through Arbitrator John LaRocco, ordered Alaska to cease and desist from violating its contractual obligation to contribute the “same amount” to its HMO plans as it does for the same tier of coverage for PPO plans.  The System Board issued its final remedy in the HMO Arbitration yesterday, following the IAM’s arbitration win and months of negotiation between the parties.  This award applies to … Read More...