This past Monday I watched the college football national championship. It was a great game played by two great teams. These teams were there because they excel at the most critical phase of the game. It’s not defense, offense, or special teams. It’s recruiting. Those games are won and lost in recruiting.
It occurred to me that the same is true for unions only we do not call that phase of our game recruiting. We call it organizing and just like in college football, it is crucial to our success.
We recruit/organize externally by … Read More...
2017 is almost behind us. As I look back at this past year, I realized that there is much to be thankful for and proud of at Local Lodge 1725.
This year saw us continue to make improvements at our local lodge. We continued with both exterior and interior upgrades to our building so that our local lodge is a place that our members can be proud of. In addition,we have begun the process of having a dedicated fiber optic line ran to our office and meeting hall to improve our internet and office systems.
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Brothers and Sisters,
The Executive Negotiating Committee met face to face with American Airlines this week in Washington DC. This session was focused on Maintenance Training Specialists (MTS) and was very productive. Non-economic articles were discussed. Constructive dialog in a productive environment helped the parties significantly narrow their positions in numerous articles that produced an agreement on most outstanding language issues.
Complete Tentative Agreements were reached on:
Purpose of Agreement
Safety & Health
When the parties reconvene both sides will be prepared to begin discussions on the Scope Article and remaining language issues for MTS.
Additional … Read More...
Sisters and Brothers:
I have recently received a number of calls regarding the Preferential Hiring Agreement and the Vacation Bid process. In order to eliminate the rumors and misinformation I would like to address these issues here.
Preferential Hiring Agreement signed 8/6/2014
- This agreement provided a pathway for an employee that was furloughed from a specific station to return to that station if the opposite carrier (LAA or LUS) had vacancies that were not filled through the respective CBA and would be going to the street.
- DFW was not available as a preferential Hiring Station as the LAA recall
Brothers and Sisters,
The Executive Negotiating Committee met face to face with American Airlines this week in Washington DC.
The Letters of Agreement that were reviewed and designated by the Association subcommittee, were presented to the company. An agreement was reached by the parties on what letters will still need to be discussed and incorporated into the JCBA, what letters will be retained, and what letters will be eliminated that are no longer relevant.
Discussions continued for MLS and MCT on Qualifications, Filling of Vacancies and Overtime procedures. Progress was made.
Agreement was reached to continue the Aviation Safety … Read More...
Saturday November 11th 2017 is Veterans Day. It is a day that we deservingly acknowledge and honor the men and women that have served in our country’s military. Many of the issues facing veterans are the same ones facing working families, lack of good jobs, the lack of accessible health care and the increasingly uphill struggle of trying to make a better life for themselves and their families.
While wearing lapel pins, and putting magnetic red, white, and blue ribbons on your car are well intended gestures, I am asking … Read More...