Sisters and Brothers,
The joint Alaska Airlines Negotiating Committee continued negotiations with Alaska Airlines management July 10-12, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada. This session was dedicated to RSSA contract issues.
Represented by the Company were: Greg Mays, Vice President/Labor; Wayne Newton, Vice President/AOCS; Jason Barry, Managing Director/Cargo; 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 – Overtime
8 – Field Service
13 – Vacations **Tentative Agreement**
14 – Sick Leave
18 – Safety & Health **Tentative Agreement**
New Letter of Agreement – Resource Planning **Tentative Agreement**
New Letter of Agreement – Staffing Adjustment **Tentative Agreement**
The Tentative Agreements reached this session brings the parties much closer to closing out all non-economic topics. In addition, your Union continues to make great progress in narrowing down the language issues that remain in open articles.
The next negotiations session is scheduled for August 14-16, 2018 in Washington, D.C., and will be focused on the COPS contract.
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) Jackson Hartsfield (LAX) Joe Shultz (PHX)
Linda Romaniello (FLL) Enrique Rebollo (SEA)
Nisha Chaudry (SFO) Jennifer Araujo (LAX)