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IAM/PSA Airlines Tentative Agreement Info – Update 11/18/17

November 20, 2017 Admin 0

11/18/2017

Many people have been questioning the rules and requirements that are being communicated for the upcoming ratification vote.  They can be found on page 18 of the District Lodge 142 By-Laws which read in part:

ARTICLE XIII

Section 1.  All negotiated contracts shall be submitted to the membership affected for ratification. Each negotiated airline contract shall be forwarded, with all changes plainly marked, to each subject local in sufficient numbers for each local lodge officer (working under the contract affected), Grievance Committee   member and local contact for a minimum of five (5) days study prior to the balloting for … Read More...

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Breaking News: IAM/PSA Airlines Tentative Agreement Reached!

November 1, 2017 Admin 0

As we resumed negotiations in DAY this week, the momentum from last week carried forward and we were able to close the gap on the few remaining issues. As of today, we have reached a Tentative Agreement on terms for your new Collective Bargaining Agreement.  Below are highlights from this Tentative Agreement:

 

·   14% in wage increases over term (5%-3%-3%-3%) ·   24.5% net increase in CBA value over term with wage, premium and benefit increases
·   7% (wage and A&P license premium) average increase effective on DOS ·   Additional Personal Day Off
·   A&P License premiums now $1.00/each –
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IAM/PSA Airlines Tentative Agreement Info

November 1, 2017 Admin 0

As a follow-up to the bulletin this morning announcing the Tentative Agreement (TA), copies of the TA are immediately available online on the District Lodge 142 website at www.iamdl142.org.  Hard copies of the TA are being printed and should be shipped by Friday to each Maintenance Base.  They will be available either through a Negotiating Committee Member or a Shop Steward so check locally to find out who will be handling the copies of the TA at your Base.

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IAM / PSA AIRLINES NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE – Oct 27th, 2017

October 30, 2017 Admin 0

10/27/2017

Negotiations continued this week in Cincinnati, Ohio. Present again for the Company were Margaret Soda, VP-Human Resources as spokesperson, Gary Pratt, VP-Maintenance and Marcus Valentino, Director-Labor Relations. Your full Union negotiating committee was present.  Due to government funding issues, NMB Mediator Jack Kane was unable to attend.

The week started with an update on several initiatives in motion at PSA, the most recent of which being the expansion opportunities in Norfolk, VA. As a part of the new CBA being negotiated, some of the changes that have already been agreed to were implemented pre-ratification via an Letter of Agreement … Read More...

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IAM / PSA AIRLINES NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE – Oct 16th, 2017

October 17, 2017 Admin 0

10/16/2017

Negotiations resumed this week in Kansas City, Missouri.  Present for the Company were Margaret Soda, VP-Human Resources as spokesperson, Gary Pratt, VP-Maintenance and Marcus Valentino, Director-Labor Relations. Your full Union negotiating committee were present and again joined by Grand Lodge Representative John Werkmeister.

Multiple passes occurred this week relating to all remaining open economic items with progress being made in many areas. There again were significant moves made by the Company that represent considerable value, however we still are apart on a few items and will continue to work on closing the remaining gap in those areas. We completed

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IAM / PSA AIRLINES NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE – Sep 29, 2017

October 1, 2017 Admin 0

09/29/2017

This week in CLT, negotiations were convened under the supervision of the NMB and staff mediator Jack Kane.  Present for the Company were a few new faces on the Company’s negotiating committee including Margaret Soda, VP-Human Resources, Marcus Valentino, who has been hired as the new Director-Labor Relations, and Karl Hanisch, Director of Maintenance.  Your full Union negotiating committee was present and again joined by Grand Lodge Representative John Werkmeister.

Several discussions occurred this week concerning industry pressures on PSA, internal work and quality of life issues and other topics directly related to changes needing to be made.  We

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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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