3rd Annual Guide Dogs Charity Golf Tournament

February 22, 2019 Admin 0

Victory Lodge 1725, the Young Workers Committee and the Women’s/Human Rights Committee are excited to announce our 3rd Annual Guide Dogs Charity Golf Tournament.

When: Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Where: Harry L. Jones Golf Course – Charlotte, NC

Please see the poster below for all the details and check out the Google Map below it for the location of the golf course.

We can’t wait to see you there!

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NC STATE AFL-CIO Labor Legislative Conference

February 22, 2019 Maureen Kelly 0

I want to thank this membership for sending me as a delegate to the NC State AFL-CIO Legislative Conference in Raleigh on February 12th.

We spent the beginning of the day discussing topics as well as the process of lobbying the General Assembly. Next it was on to lobbying. One of the most important tasks we can do as Labor advocates is to lobby our elected officials. It is a necessary function for us to reach out and explain our issues, our agenda and to teach them the needs of labor and unions.

In order to have a useful discussion … Read More...

Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update – Feb 19th, 2019

February 20, 2019 Admin 0

02/19/2019

This past week of February 12, 2019 discussions continued at Southwest Airlines Headquarters in Dallas, Texas.  These discussions led to an Agreement in Principal to Article Fifteen: Reduction in Force and the  Company responded to Article Two: Scope of Agreement.  Further exchange took place with Articles Seventeen: Safety and Health, Eighteen: General and Miscellaneous and Twenty-Two: Holidays and Flexible Time Off.  The Union also responded to Articles Five: Classifications, Seven: Overtime, Eleven: Filling of Vacancies and Twelve: Leaves of Absence. The week ended with further discussion focusing on mandatory overtime language. Your Negotiation Committee knows mandatory overtime causes quality … Read More...

Association Bulletin – February 15, 2019

February 15, 2019 Admin 0

02/15/2019

Brothers and Sisters,

Negotiations continued in Atlanta this week. The Executive and the full negotiating committees continued working together at each step of the process and all were fully updated.

The company’s hard-line attack on the work Association members do, our Scope, continued throughout the week. The Association’s basic Scope proposals remain to secure the work we do today in all classifications. Our Scope proposals are a near zero cost to the company, since it is work we are performing today, yet company negotiators continue to insist we concede and give away that work.

It is unconscionable that the … Read More...

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President’s Report – February 2019

February 15, 2019 Craig Vanderhoof 0

“AS ONE”

When you walked in today you may have noticed a different seating arrangement and thought, what the hell is he up to?  You thought right, the Executive board and I have noticed just like many of you have noticed that a division of the house is in front of us.  One way we have decided to deal with this is to remove the center isle that divided everyone.  The new seating arrangement is an example of how our group can be united and how we as members of Victory Lodge 1725 need to be.  We should be joined … Read More...

AA Sets its Sights on Eliminating TWU/IAM Association Work

February 9, 2019 Admin 0

02/09/2019

Brothers and Sisters,

The Association Executive Committee met with the assigned mediators and a member of the National Mediation Board to gain a better understanding of the remaining open items. The robust dialogue was productive and ensured the meetings would continue throughout the week.

We were able to resolve and TA the M&R/MLS Field Trip guidelines. We addressed the Fleet Crew Chief duties as part of our Classifications and Scope discussions. That section is settled, leaving the remainder of these Articles to be resolved.

In Atlanta next week, we will continue to seek a resolution to the Fleet Service … Read More...

Alaska Airlines Negotiations Update – 02/08/2019

February 8, 2019 Admin 0

02/08/2019

Sisters and Brothers:

The joint Alaska Airlines Negotiating Committee continued negotiations with Alaska Airlines management February 5-6, 2019 in Seattle, Washington.

Represented by the Company were: Shane Tackett, Executive Vice President/Strategic Planning; Wayne Newton, Vice President/AOCS; Jason Berry, Managing Director/Cargo; Bob Hartnett, Director/Labor; Jeanne Davis, Director/Call Centers; Denise Kliskey, Manager/Labor; Rebecca Meissner, Senior Attorney; and Melinda Maher, Division Controller.

Joining your Negotiating Committee were: Kris Hannah, Grand Lodge Representative; and Brianna Gregory, Grand Lodge Representative.

The session was vastly spent negotiating over the Scope (Job and Work protection) of both COPS and RSSA Agreements.  The sides have a fundamental … Read More...

Association Negotiations Update American Struggles To Say Yes

February 1, 2019 Admin 0

02/01/2019

Throughout this week, the Association Executive Negotiating Committee members continued to present reasonable proposals in an effort to reach a JCBA.  While some conversations discussed across the bargaining table seemed to reach “supposal agreements in principle,” written proposals returned from the Company continued to revert to their take-it or leave-it positions.  In other words, the Company could not find their way to “yes” without a caveat giving them unilateral rights to do whatever they want.

At the direction of the mediators, discussions centered largely on the Fleet Service Scope and Classification, M&R/MLS Field Trip Procedures, and the Duration Article.  … Read More...

District Lodge #142 Scholarship Competition with Application

February 1, 2019 Admin 0

01/31/2019

The following is a basic format for the year 2019 District Lodge #142 Scholarship Program and is intended for the guidance of all members and legal children of members who may be eligible to participate in the competition.

The competition will be open to all members in good standing of District Lodge 142  as of February 1, 2019, as well as their legal children who are 2019 graduating high school seniors. The winners of the competition will receive scholarship tuition.  The first prize will be $2,500.00 and several additional $1,000.00 scholarship tuition awards. This money will be paid directly

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