Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update 08/27/2018

August 30, 2018 Admin 0


On August 21-23, 2018 your negotiating committee met in Dallas at Southwest Airlines Headquarters to resume contract negotiations. Present for the company were: Adam Carlisle Sr. Director, Labor Relations, Danielle Reidder, CS&S Regional Director; Dan Kusek, Sr. Mgr., Labor Relations for CSA; Andrea Nivet, Sr. Mgr. Labor Relations for CS&S; Mandy Vitela, Asst. Stn. Mgr., DAL; Joel Bagby, Attorney, Gen. Counsel; James Jackson, Senior Manager Finance; Becky Ronnebaum, Labor Negotiations Specialist; Nicole Bender, Labor Relations Planning Specialist. Present for the Union were: District Lodge 142 Secretary Treasurer Ian Scott-Anderman; General Chairs April Butler, Kenny Champagne, Carrie Lessley, and Jessica … Read More...

Backpack Event for Renaissance West STEAM Academy – Photos

August 28, 2018 Helena Thornton 0

Hello Brother’s and Sister’s of LL 1725,

I would like to, “Thank” everyone from the bottom of my heart for all the donations to make this project a success. The look on the faces of not only the staff, but the parent’s of the children were speechless. They were overjoyed with the supplies and the dedication from our local lodge to making this event a success. Here are a few photos from the event and the more can be viewed by Clicking Here.

Again, Thank you brothers and sisters for all that you’ve done!

Helena Thornton…

American Reneges

August 24, 2018 Admin 0


Brothers and Sisters,

The Association Executive leadership met with American Airlines management this week to push through the tough Fleet Service Scope issues and proposals we have exchanged. Your committee was initially pleased when the Company’s Chief Negotiator offered to include protection for all of the fleet work currently performed at the 40 fleet service stations.

When the Association committee began to engage the offer, the Company negotiators abruptly reversed course, denied the offer they made and insisted that health care and wages be agreed to before they would agree to any further scope discussions.

This highly erratic behavior …

Labor Day Parade!

August 23, 2018 Admin 0

Our local lodge is actively seeking members to participate in the 2018 Labor Day Parade in Uptown Charlotte. We especially need member(s) with trucks who are willing to pull trailers.

See the flyer above or click the thumbnail below for a larger version:

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2018 Victory Lodge 1725 Bylaws Now Online

August 23, 2018 Admin 0

The Grand Lodge approved our 2018 Bylaws and the new document is now on the website. You can review the bylaws by clicking on the thumbnail at the end of this post.

You can also always view the current bylaws from the drop down menu under the “Resources” link in the main menu (see screenshot below)..














.. and linked on the Resources page (see screenshot below)..








2018 Local Lodge Bylaws

Click on thumbnail to view document..

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2018 Legal Clinic

August 22, 2018 John Hurst 0

The Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy will be at the Charlotte CBOC and the Salisbury VA Medical Center to assist with civil cases. VBA (Veterans Benefits Administration) will be at SBY VA only to assist with benefits. Appointments are not necessary.

Please see the flyer below for all the details. Feel free to d0wnload or print to share with your family, friends and coworkers who are veterans.

John Hurst

Veterans Committee Chair

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Alaska Airlines Negotiations Update – 08/17/2018

August 18, 2018 Admin 0


Sisters and Brothers:

The joint Alaska Airlines Negotiating Committee continued negotiations with Alaska Airlines management August 14 -16, 2018, in Washington, D.C.  This session was dedicated to COPS contract issues.

Represented by the Company were: Greg Mays, Vice President/Labor; Wayne Newton, Vice President/AOCS; Jeff Butler, VP/Inflight & Call Centers; Bob Hartnett, Labor Director; Denise Kliskey, COPS Labor Manager; Melinda Maher, Division Controller;  and, Rebecca Meissner, Company Attorney.

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

The Committees exchanged proposals for the following articles:

6 – Part …

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President’s Report – August 2018

August 15, 2018 Mike Jones 0


In the past few weeks I have had meetings and phone conversations with members of the leadership teams from the Charlotte chapters of both the APA (Allied Pilots Association) and APFA (Association of Professional Flight Attendants). These meetings were very productive and illuminated many of the common issues our respective unions face in our dealings with American Airlines.

Several common themes emerged from these discussions. First, it is clear, that American Airlines does not single out any one group for disrespect or mistreatment. It treats all its labor groups with contempt.

Second, at least on a local level, I … Read More...

Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update 08/13/2018

August 15, 2018 Admin 0


Your negotiating committee met August 6-9, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri at the office of District Lodge 142.  Present were; Ian Scott-Anderman, DL142 Secretary Treasurer; General Chairs April Butler, Kenny Champagne, Carrie Lessley, and Jessica Morris; members Lollie Beecher, MSY; Teresa Beynon, PC; Charity Hamer, MDW; Sheri Parmann, FLL and Nancy Shortino, CC.

Work took place this week to prepare for discussions concerning Article Five (Classifications) and Article Seven (Overtime) during the next negotiation session.  Your continued support and solidarity are appreciated.

We have set dates for future negotiations through September, the next scheduled session is August 21-23, 2018 … Read More...