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IAM / PSA AIRLINES NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE – Sep 2, 2017

September 2, 2017 Admin 0

09/02/2017

Yesterday afternoon, a conference call was conducted and led by Jack Kane, staff Mediator for the National Mediation Board (NMB), myself and Margaret Soda, VP of Human Resources for PSA.  On that call, we discussed information about the history and scheduling of bargaining sessions and selected dates for continued meetings under the auspices of the NMB.

I am pleased to announce that we have secured meeting dates that include the weeks of September 25 in CLT and the weeks of October 9 and 23 with the locations TBD. We are hopeful that progress can be made in these sessions

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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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IAM/PSA Airlines Negotiations Update – March 17th, 2017

March 18, 2017 Admin 0

March 17, 2017

Brothers and Sisters,

Continuing from the progress of the last session in February, negotiations resumed this week between the IAM and PSA Airlines at the Company’s maintenance facility in Dayton, Ohio.  Your Union negotiating committee was present and again joined by Grand Lodge Representative John Werkmeister.  Present for the Company was Karl Hanisch, DOM and Anthony Bralich, outside counsel from FH Solutions.

Progress continued this week with additional comprehensive economic proposals being made by both parties covering Articles 7, 8, 11, 16, 18, 19, 21, 25 and 28.  While there remains a divide between the respective positions,

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IAM/PSA Airlines Negotiations Update February 10th, 2017

February 12, 2017 Admin 0

February 10, 2017
The parties met again this week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in Dayton, Ohio to continue negotiations for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. The Union negotiating committee was present and again joined by Grand Lodge Representative John Werkmeister. Present for the Company was Karl Hanisch, DOM and Anthony Bralich, outside counsel from FH Solutions.

Progress continued this week with addition tentative agreements being reached on whole Articles 5 and 6. Comprehensive economic passes were completed by parties covering Articles 7, 8, 11, 16, 18, 19, 21, 25 and 28. While there has been some movement by both … Read More...

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IAM / PSA AIRLINES NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE

January 13, 2017 Admin 0

The previously scheduled negotiations set to occur the week of January 16 have been cancelled by the Company due to unforeseen medical issues with the lead negotiator.  While this is unfortunate, the Union has been assured the February dates are still good and that no further delays will occur.

The only source for accurate information concerning these negotiations will be from District Lodge 142 and will be released following each negotiating session.  As always, if you have any questions about this process, please give me a call at (859) 653-4037 or email me at jsamuel@iamdl142.org .

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