Association, AA Executive Session Negotiations Update – Aug 18th, 2017

August 20, 2017 Admin 0

08/18/2017

Brothers and Sisters,

The Executive Negotiating Committee met face to face with American Airlines this week in Washington DC. Negotiations centered around the Fleet Service group and good progress was made working through outstanding language issues.

The Mechanic & Related/Stores Committee met internally for important discussions regarding the seniority article and they are pleased to report that significant and positive progress was made working through those complicated remaining issues. Our attention in the next scheduled negotiation will be on the Mechanic & Related/Stores open issues to sync us up to the progress made with Fleet language.

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ALASKA AIRLINES NEGOTIATIONS COMMENCES

August 20, 2017 Admin 0

08/18/2017

Sisters and Brothers:

The joint Alaska Airlines Negotiating Committee opened 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;  Jason Berry, Managing Director/Cargo;  Constance von Muehlen, Managing Director/M&E; Denise Kliskey, COPS Labor Manager; and Maranda Rosenthal, Senior Attorney.

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

During the week, your Committee presented “Openers” for the RSSA and COPS agreements, respectively.  The Company, though, only presented openers for the agreement … Read More...

ALASKA NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE

August 20, 2017 Admin 0

August 14, 2017

On July 6, 2017, District 142 served notice to Alaska Airlines that we intended to begin negotiations for the RSSA and the COPS Agreements. On July 17, the company objected to negotiating the COPS agreement insisting to break our negotiations apart.

A week later, the company filed a grievance against the union and our membership for attempting to change the amendable date of the COPS agreement by beginning talks for both agreements at the same time. It is clear by the plain language of both collective bargaining agreements that the Union has the right to open both … Read More...

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IAM/PSA Airlines Negotiations Update – August 3rd, 2017

August 8, 2017 Admin 0

08/03/2017

We recently received confirmation that our application for Mediation has been received, accepted and docketed as NMB Case Number A-13856.  The National Mediation Board has assigned Mediator Jack Kane to oversee the process for the remainder of these negotiations.  As soon as we hear from the Mediator, the next meeting dates will be set based on his discretion.  We will communicate those details concerning a schedule of meetings when they become available.

At the beginning of this process, your negotiating committee created and handed out a booklet called the “Negotiations Survival Handbook”.  That booklet contained a brief description of

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IAM/PSA Airlines Negotiations Update – July 31st, 2017

August 8, 2017 Admin 0
07/31/2017

The last meeting between the Company and Union took place on May 29, 2017 of this year to engage the PSA leadership in a very specific conversation about the economic divide in negotiations, the state of the industry and to explore any potential to bring the IAM membership an agreement to vote on.

The Union has consistently represented the industry leading message you wanted to send.  The Company’s position, and attitude as represented by their sub-standard economic package, has shown us that continued negotiations would be fruitless.  After months of this ridiculous dialogue, and with your best interests in

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Association, AA Executive Session Negotiations Update – July 28th, 2017

July 30, 2017 Admin 0

07/28/2017

Brothers and Sisters,

The Executive Negotiating Committee informed American Airlines they would not meet face to face with the company this week while in Washington D.C. Your negotiating committees continued to evaluate the proposal presented last week and worked on crafting language to respond to this woefully inadequate company document that is far from industry leading.

It is becoming abundantly clear that the Members’ feeling of disgust towards American Airlines is growing. Your committees greatly appreciate your support this and every week. Your continued support is needed to bring you the industry leading contract you deserve!

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Association, AA Executive Session Negotiations Update – July 21st, 2017

July 23, 2017 Admin 0

07/21/2017

Brothers and Sisters,

The Executive Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines the week of July 17th, in Washington D.C.  On the afternoon of July 19th, American Airlines presented their initial proposal covering the remaining articles to your Executive Committee. Upon initial review, the company’s proposal is inadequate and falls far short in providing the contract you deserve. After a year and a half of negotiations with the Company, we are extremely disappointed.

Your negotiating committees have begun the process of evaluating this proposal and remain fully committed to delivering the best contract in the industry on American … Read More...

Association, AA Executive Session Negotiations Update – June 16th, 2017

June 16, 2017 Admin 0

06/16/2017

Brothers and Sisters,

The Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines the week of June 12th, in Washington D.C. and continued negotiations on Classifications for M&R, and Promotions & Transfers, Recall, and Reduction in Force for Fleet Service among other contractual provisions. The Executive Committee was unable to reach full tentative agreements; however, progress was made in several areas, and language was agreed to in principle.

The Executive Committee, the M&R and Fleet Service Negotiating Committees continues to discuss open issues for the Articles, and why we are unable to reach tentative agreements on them. It is both … Read More...

Association, AA Executive Session Negotiations Update – June 9th, 2017

June 9, 2017 Admin 0

06/09/2017

Brothers & Sisters,

The Executive Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines the week of June 5th,  in Washington D.C. and continued discussions of several of the open issues and Articles.

The M&R Committee reviewed and passed to the Company M&R Classifications, the complexity of this Article presented us with several challenges.  The Committee also prepared MLS Classifications to be passed to the Company.

The Fleet Service Committee continued to work on Transfers and Promotions, and had exchanges with the Company.

The Negotiating Committees, including the Executive Committee, reviewed the General and Miscellaneous Article.  While the Committees and … Read More...

Association/AA Executive Session Negotiations Continue

May 28, 2017 Admin 0

May 26, 2017

Brothers & Sisters,

The Executive Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines the week of May 22nd, in Washington D.C. and discussed several of the open issues and Articles. For M&R and MLS those Articles include: Vacations, Holidays, Overtime and Classifications.  For the Fleet Service group those Articles include: Vacations, Overtime, Reduction in Force and Recall.

The Committee reached Tentative Agreements on the following Articles:

Overtime – M&R, MLS and Fleet Service

Hours of Service – M&R, MLS and MCT

Recognition of Rights – Fleet Service

The M&R Committee received a proposal from the Company on … Read More...