Reminder – Participate in the Southwest Airlines Survey

December 8, 2021 Admin 0

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

Earlier in November, we posted the link for our members to participate in the survey on the failed tentative agreement. We plan on leaving the survey open through the end of December, but we want to ensure ALL our members have the opportunity to submit their opinions so we can be fully prepared to re-enter negotiations.

Please take a few minutes to complete this survey. Make your coworkers aware and ask them to do so too. When filling out the survey or passing the link on to coworkers, please be mindful of the Company’s social media … Read More...

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IAM/PSA Airlines 2021 Negotiations Update – Nov 24th

December 8, 2021 Admin 0

Sisters and Brothers:

Negotiations resumed this week in DAY on Monday and continued into Tuesday. Present for the Company were Counsel Steven Nigh, HR Dir Jeremy Gorges, DOM Steve Albaugh, HR Mgr. Hogan Kindrick and CLT Mgr. Rob Cox. Present for the Union were myself, GLR John Werkmeister, Todd Road-CAK, Greg Farmer-DAY, Scott Carpenter-CVG, and Ian Cole-CLT.

The Union opened this round with comprehensive passes covering all of Articles 1, 2, 3 & 4. Progress was made in all Articles and two counter proposals were made with the only remaining areas not tentatively agreed to being Articles 1C, 2A, 2B, … Read More...

Southwest Airlines Survey Issue

November 18, 2021 Admin 0

We have been advised some members are having problems with the survey. If you attempt to complete the survey on your phone, and you are using an android phone, there is a problem in selecting your station. If you have this problem, here is the work around. The work around is to select the 3 dots in the top right corner, drop down to and select “desktop site.”

Following these steps will allow you to complete the survey on your android phone.

Fraternally,

David Supplee

President Directing General Chair

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Southwest Airlines Failed TA Survey

November 17, 2021 Admin 0

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

As was previously communicated on November 5th, alongside the ratification results, your Union created a survey to get your feedback on why the Tentative Agreement failed.

Contained within the survey are many of the reasons we heard during the ratification meetings, and also provided a space for you to enter any additional reason(s) not already mentioned. Also provided is an opportunity for your personal comments. Finally, we need to know what you are willing to do to help get a contract you deserve.

Please take a few minutes to complete this survey. Make your coworkers aware … Read More...

Southwest Airlines Members Reject Agreement

November 6, 2021 Admin 0

Sisters and Brothers:

After over three years of negotiations, your negotiating committee was able to reach a tentative agreement with Southwest Airlines. The committee fought hard for the issues the members raised in their proposals and they felt they accomplished what the members demanded – an improved quality of life for all members.

Over the last eight weeks, District General Chairs, along with negotiating team members, have been visiting all locations and centers to answer questions and concerns of the tentative agreement. The members were given the opportunity to cast their vote for the tentative agreement and those votes were … Read More...

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IAM/PSA Airlines 2021 Negotiations Update – Oct 20th

October 20, 2021 Admin 0

Sisters and Brothers:

Negotiations began this week in DAY with an opening day with a packed room. Present for the Company were representatives from HR, Finance and Maintenance groups led by VP of HR Margaret Soda, VP of Maintenance Mark Swearingen and PSA Chief Counsel and Lead Negotiator Steven Nigh. Present for the Union were myself, GLR John Werkmeister, Todd Road-CAK, Greg Farmer-DAY, Scott Carpenter-CVG, Richard Boultt-ORF, Scott Helliker-PNS, Frank Wrennal-GSP and Ian Cole-CLT.

The Company gave detailed presentations on numerous areas of the airline operation as well as maintenance specific presentations covering many of the improvements that have been … Read More...

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IAM/PSA Airlines 2021 Negotiations Update – Oct 1st

October 1, 2021 Admin 0

Sisters and Brothers:

As was previously announced in the last bulletin, the opening day of negotiations had been set for October 7th and to occur in DAY. Due to a scheduling conflict that arose for the maintenance leadership team that is unavoidable, the opening day for negotiations has been rescheduled. It will now take place on Tuesday, October 19th and still occur in DAY. At this meeting the Union and Company will opening negotiations and share initial proposals generated by the IAM membership at PSA Airlines.

The membership survey that has been available for a few weeks now has continued … Read More...

Southwest Airlines Ratification Meeting Date and Times Update

September 16, 2021 Admin 0

Brothers and Sisters:

Please note, all meetings in all reservation centers will now be held from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. local time, to allow all members the opportunity to participate in the meeting and vote.

Also, the Sarasota (SRQ) meeting will be held on October 30th, in the Breakroom, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. local time.

Please take the time to attend the meeting, ask any questions or concerns, and cast your ballot.

 

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IAM/Southwest Airlines Tentative Agreement Questions and Answers

September 15, 2021 Admin 0

Below are questions we have received regarding the Tentative Agreement and the responses to those questions. If you have additional questions that are not addressed below, please submit them to SWA_Questions@iamdl142.org and one of the General Chairs will respond to your question. In addition, we are coming to each station to answer any questions prior to your voting on this Tentative Agreement. Please check the District website – www.iamdl142.org for updates. If you are not receiving these emails, please sign up by going to the website. On the top left corner of the home page is a red button “Join Read More...

IAM Southwest Airlines Ratification Details

September 14, 2021 Admin 0

Brothers and Sisters:

Question and Answer sessions will occur alongside with voting. Negotiators and General Chairs will be present in each location to explain all changes made, and available to answer questions. 

Only members in good standing will be allowed to participate in the ratification process.

Members will be able to vote in any location; however, everyone must have a Company badge or government issued picture i.d.

There is no provision for absentee ballots under the IAM Constitution. Members must vote in person.

Ballots will be overnighted to the District Lodge at the end of each voting day. Executed ballots will be … Read More...