Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update – June 24, 2019

June 25, 2019 Admin 0

June 24, 2019

On June 18 – 20, 2019, your Committee met with the Company in Dallas, Texas at Southwest Airlines Headquarters to continue contract negotiations.  This week an Agreement in Principle was reached for Letter of Understanding with Temporary Assignment Guidelines-Customer Service Agents.  The Company responded with Article Eleven (Filling of Vacancies) which prompted constructive discussions with regards to this Article as well as Articles Five (Classification), Six (Hours of Service), Seven (Overtime) and Ten (Part-Time Employees).

Upcoming sessions are scheduled for July 9 – 11, 2019 and July 16 -18, 2019 in Dallas.  Your solidarity and support are … Read More...

AA – Additional Communication Regarding TRO

June 20, 2019 Admin 0

June 19, 2019


The IAM has previously advised you of a Federal Court Order issued on June 14, 2019 requiring the IAM, the TWU, the IAM-TWU Association, the local unions that represent employees at American Airlines, and their members, to resume normal working schedules and practices.

The Order requires that no employee shall engage in any concerted refusal to perform normal operations.

The IAM, TWU and the Association have not authorized and do not encourage any form of job action at American Airlines.  This is to emphasize and remind each of you that … Read More...

Alaska Airlines Announcement

June 18, 2019 Admin 0

June 18, 2019

Sisters and Brothers:

Your Negotiating Committee is pleased to announce a Tentative Agreement (TA) has been reached with Alaska Airlines for the COPS and RSSA agreements, respectively.

The TA provides many changes, some of which include:

  • 5 year Agreement with Work Protection.
    • All work currently performed exclusively by IAM members at each location on the Alaska Airlines’ system is protected, and the Company is prohibited from outsourcing such work for the entire term of the contract plus two years
  • 10%-16% increase on base wages on date of ratification
  • Downline increases that put both COPS and RSSA members


June 14, 2019 Admin 0

June 14, 2019

On June 14, 2019, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued a Temporary Restraining Order applicable to the Transport Workers Union Of America, AFL-CIO, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, AFL-CIO, and the Airlines Mechanic and Related Employee Association, TWU/IAM, and to all employees represented by the Association, the IAM or the TWU at American Airlines.  A copy of that Order is attached.

As called for in that Order, this is to advise all Association, IAM and TWU represented employees of American Airlines to resume normal working schedules and practices.  Read More...

Alaska Airlines Negotiations Update – 06/14/2019

June 14, 2019 Admin 0

June 14, 2019

Sisters and Brothers:

The joint Alaska Airlines Negotiating Committee continued negotiations with Alaska Airlines management June 11-12, 2019, in Seattle, Washington.

We made significant progress this week, and to build on that progress, your Committee will be meeting informally with the Alaska Airlines Negotiating Committee next week in Seattle, Washington.

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.

In Unity,

Jeff Tobius

Justin Bates (ANC) Jesse Wilson (ANC) Jason McAdoo (JNU) Dan Suafoa (SEA)
Enrique Rebollo (SEA) …

Suspicion Surrounding American Airlines ‘Big Six’ Stock Purchase

June 12, 2019 Admin 0

June 12, 2019

In a recent article published on, it was reported that six of American Airlines’ top executives recently purchased over $3 million in company stock, almost half of which was bought by CEO Doug Parker. These six executives now own over $129 million in American stock. After the news of their purchases was announced, the stock surged about 12% making them $300,000 on the stock they just bought and $15 million on the stock they already own.

It is not a coincidence that the “Big Six” made these purchases while the stock was near its lowest … Read More...

New Wall Street Journal Ad Calls Out American Airlines

June 10, 2019 Admin 0

June 10, 2019

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers is calling out top executives at American Airlines with a new ad in the Wall Street Journal.

Here’s the text of the full-page ad:

“American Airlines stock has dropped to near-record lows under the leadership of CEO Doug Parker and President Robert Isom.

Now, analysts predict AA stock value could drop even lower because Parker and Isom have abandoned the bargaining table and instead have chosen a path which may lead to a lawful strike under the Railway Labor Act.

“Falling oil prices might ease some of the downward Read More...

Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update – June 10, 2019

June 10, 2019 Admin 0

June 10, 2019

The Union and the Company met the week of June 3, 2019 in Dallas, Texas to continue our contract negotiations.

Topics of discussion were Articles 5, 7 and 11. There are opposing viewpoints regarding Article 7, regarding the use of mandatory overtime (MOT). Your committee is resolute in delivering a contract that insures we, as members of the IAM and employees of SWA, enjoy a quality of life deserving of working women and men.

Negotiations will continue June 18 – 20, 2019.


April Butler        Kenny Champagne        Carrie Lessley       Jessica Morris


Ian Scott-Anderman


Lollie …

Alaska Airlines Negotiations Update – 06/07/2019

June 8, 2019 Admin 0

June 7, 2019

Sisters and Brothers: 

The joint Alaska Airlines Negotiating Committee continued negotiations with Alaska Airlines management June 4-5, 2019, in San Francisco, California. 

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/Corporate FP&A. 

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

Discussion this week pertained to all outstanding issues, including: Work … Read More...