May 3, 2019
Sisters and Brothers:
The joint Alaska Airlines Negotiating Committee commenced negotiations with Alaska Airlines management April 29 – May 1, 2019, in Seattle, Washington.
Represented by the Company were: Shane Tackett, Executive Vice President/Strategic Planning; Jenny Wetzel, Vice President/Labor; Wayne Newton, Vice President/AOCS; Jason Berry, Managing Director/Cargo; Jeanne Davis, Director/Call Centers; Bob Hartnett, Director/Labor; Denise Kliskey, COPS Labor Manager; Rebecca Meissner, Senior Attorney; and Melinda Maher, Director/FP&A.
Joining your Negotiating Committee were: Kris Hannah, Grand Lodge Representative; and Brianna Gregory, Grand Lodge Representative.
This week was very productive, as we have reached Tentative Agreements for the following articles:
Article 5, Hours of Service Article 5, Hours of Service
Article 14, Sick Leave Article 6, Overtime
Article 18, General and Misc. Article 14, Sick Leave
LOA #5, Prudhoe Bay Article 16, Grievance Procedure
NEW LOA, Double Dipping LOA #5, Prudhoe Bay
NEW LOA, Double Dipping
In addition to the above, we reached a Tentative Agreement on a new Letter of Agreement (LOA) for both COPS and RSSA members clarifying a past arbitration award involving Non-DOT Random Drug Testing.
Discussion also centered around RSSA Article 22 (Insurance) and COPS Article 25 (Insurance). While no tentative agreement was reached regarding insurance, the parties were able to further clarify our positions.
Most importantly, your Committee remained steadfast in protecting the work that we perform each and every day. It is through your award-winning work that Alaska Airlines remains profitable, and successful.
As of this writing, we have no scheduled dates with the Company. Several different dates were presented by your Committee, but the Company has not yet confirmed what works best for their calendars. The next session will be communicated once dates are confirmed.
There is one source of official communications regarding these negotiations – that is those issued by your Negotiating Committee.
Remember: United we stand, divided we beg.
Justin Bates (ANC) Jesse Wilson (ANC) Jason McAdoo (JNU)
Dan Suafoa (SEA) Enrique Rebollo (SEA) Nisha Chaudry (SFO)
Jennifer Araujo (LAX) Jackson Hartsfield (LAX) Joe Shultz (PHX) Linda Romaniello (FLL)