Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update

June 21, 2018 Admin 0

06/18/2018

On June 12-14, 2018 your negotiating committee met in Dallas, Texas, Southwest Airlines Headquarters to continue 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; Greg Thorsen, Senior Director of People.  Present for the Union were:  Dave Supplee, President/Directing General Chair; Ian Anderman, District Secretary-Treasurer; Rich Johnsen, Grand Lodge Rep; April … Read More...

75th Anniversary Brunch and Recognition Ceremony

June 14, 2018 Admin 0

Sunday, June 10th, 2018 was the official 75th Anniversary of Victory Lodge 1725. The weeklong celebration culminated with a brunch at the DoubleTree in Charlotte. Our members were treated to a fantastic brunch menu (did someone say Bloody Mary’s).

75th Anniversary Committee member Mary Goettl spoke to us about the history of our lodge and welcomed Former Lodge Presidents Bob Bynum and Bill Wise who were in attendance. Both were recognized for their years of service to our lodge and the legacies they have left for us to follow. Bill Wise then introduced Bob Bynum after which Bob spoke to … Read More...

Fun Night with Great Food, Music & Dancing!

June 14, 2018 Admin 0

On Saturday, June 9th, 2018 members of our Local Lodge got together at the DoubleTree in Charlotte for a fun night of food, fellowship, music and yes, dancing. And yes, there are pictures to prove it!

After checking in our members were treated to appetizers and cocktails before the main event started. The dinner buffet was outstanding! After dinner our very own DJ Mickey Senick fired up the dance floor with an eclectic mix of current hits and classics. There is even a rumor going around that Vice President Daryl Current was spotted on the dance floor but he will … Read More...

Top Golf & Casino Night a Huge Success!

June 9, 2018 Admin 0

06/09/2018

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 Victory Lodge 1725 continued our week of celebrations of our 75th Anniversary with a night of golf competition, casino games, food, drink and fellowship at Top Golf in Charlotte. All proceeds from the night went to Guide Dogs of America.

Turnout was outstanding and everyone had a great time competing in Top Golf (yeah, there were a few ringers there .. we know who you are!) as well as living out dreams of hitting it big in Vegas with the casino games such as blackjack, craps, Texas Hold’em, etc. We also had a special guest … 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...

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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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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Southwest Airlines Contract Bargaining Survey

April 6, 2018 Admin 0

04/06/2018

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

As we move closer to the start of negotiations, we need your input into the importance of the issues raised in the proposal submissions.  The screening committee sorted all proposals and ranked them.  Those proposals were used to create the survey and now you put your ranking in those proposals.

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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Southwest Screening Committee Meets

March 26, 2018 Admin 0

03/23/2018

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

This week a committee of 16 SWA Union Members met to screen over 2000 proposals submitted by the membership. The committee represents a true cross section of SWA employees, able to present the concerns of full time and part time, all work groups, large and small stations and centers, as well as general and specialty skill groups. Proposals were sorted, discussed and prioritized to aid the negotiation committee in crafting the Union’s position to the company.

A survey will be available on IAMDL142.org soon to further capture the needs and concerns of the membership. We … Read More...