Association Bulletin – March 26, 2019

March 26, 2019 Admin 0

March 26, 2019

Brothers and Sisters,

If American Airlines wants to throw down their version of facts from two people who have never participated in a negotiating session, that’s their prerogative, we’ll throw down the real facts from those who were actually there.  

Fact: The Mediators assigned by the NMB were informed by the lead Company negotiator that he was not permitted to reach any agreement on the most important outstanding issues. In an attempt to break the logjam, the Mediators made an attempt to involve higher ranking Company executives to meet with our Executive negotiating team, including the … Read More...

Association Bulletin – March 22, 2019

March 22, 2019 Admin 0


Brothers and Sisters,

This week, American Airlines not only continued to slow roll negotiations, THEY ACTUALLY JUST STOPPED. American’s arrogance and obstinance at the table is a tell-tale sign of their mistaken belief that this membership is okay with them forcing massive concessions on us in Scope and several other Articles. Without Scope, all else in the CBA is of little consolation because our quality of life is further and forever diminished. Their reluctance to move beyond their current table position that eliminates thousands of more jobs, by obliterating our members’ ranks, is directly correlated to this flawed belief … Read More...

IAM Informational Picketing in CLT- March 28, 2019

March 20, 2019 Admin 0

Informational Picketing will consist of 10 people maximum at the Charlotte airport terminal and unlimited number at the entrance to the airport on the corner of Wilkinson Blvd and Little Rock Rd.

Times will be 8 – 11 AM and 3 – 6 PM.

Please wear a red IAM shirt or a blue Association shirt.

Download/print the flyer for all the details. All volunteers needed!


Alaska Airlines Negotiations Update – 03/15/2019

March 16, 2019 Admin 0

March 15, 2019

Sisters and Brothers:

The joint Alaska Airlines Negotiating Committee opened negotiations with Alaska Airlines management March 12-14, 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; Jeanne Davis, Director/Call Centers; Denise Kliskey, COPS Labor Manager; Rebecca Meissner, Senior Attorney; and Melinda Maher, Division Controller.

Joining the Company was the new Vice President of Labor, Jenny Wetzel.  We welcome Jenny to Alaska Airlines, and look forward to working with her.

Joining your Negotiating Committee were: James Carlson, Assistant Airline Coordinator; Kris Hannah, Grand Lodge … Read More...

Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update – 03/12/2019

March 13, 2019 Admin 0


Negotiations continued the week of March 4, 2019, at Southwest Airlines Headquarters Dallas, Texas.  Your Negotiation Committee started the week with continued work on open issues.  Extensive dialog took place with the Company regarding Article Seven (Overtime) with a focus on Customer Service Agent Overtime.

The scheduled upcoming session is April 15 -17, 2019 in Dallas, Texas.

Please go to our website –  and sign up for email updates to get the latest updates on negotiations.   Your continued support and solidarity is appreciated.


April Butler               Kenny Champagne        Carrie Lessley            Jessica Morris

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This essay competition is open to children, spouses and dependent grandchildren (as defined by the IRS) of members with one year or more of good standing (as of June 1, 2018) in District Lodge 141 who are graduating high school seniors or who are currently enrolled full time and/or commencing college full time. The competition is also open to any members with one year or more of good standing (as of June 1, 2018) in District Lodge 141 who are enrolled … Read More...

Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update – 03/06/2019

March 8, 2019 Admin 0


Negotiations continued at Southwest Airlines Headquarters Dallas, Texas February 26 – 28, 2019. To date, Agreements in Principle have been reached on clarification language. This week discussions continued with the following Articles; Two (Scope of Agreement), Five (Classifications), Six (Hours of Service), Ten (Part -Time), Eleven (Filling of Vacancies), Twelve (Leaves of Absence), Seventeen (Safety and Health) and Twenty-Two (Holidays/Flexible Time Off). The team holds steadfast to the memberships proposals and surveys addressing quality of life issues.

We are currently scheduled to resume sessions March 5 – 8 and April 2 – 4 2019 in Dallas, Texas.

Please go …

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!

Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update – Feb 19th, 2019

February 20, 2019 Admin 0


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


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 …