Alaska Airlines Negotiations Update – 04/18/2019

April 18, 2019 Admin 0

April 18, 2019

Sisters and Brothers:

The joint Alaska Airlines Negotiating Committee opened negotiations with Alaska Airlines management April 16-17,2019, 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, Division Controller.

Joining your Negotiating Committee were: James Carlson, Assistant Airline Coordinator; Kris Hannah, Grand Lodge Representative; and Brianna Gregory, Grand Lodge Representative.

The discussion this week centered around the biggest outstanding issue still open … Read More...

American Negotiations Update Video: April 5, 2019

April 5, 2019 Admin 0

Please watch and share the video below.

L-R: John Coveny, Jr., General Chair District 142; Sean Ryan, General Chair District 142; Bill Wilson, VP at Large District 141; Mark Baskett, Assistant General Chair District 141

Special thanks to Dave Lehive, Communications Coordinator District 141 for Editing. … Read More...

American, AGAIN, Shows Their Corporate Greed

April 4, 2019 Admin 0

April 4, 2019

Brothers and Sisters,

The Association leadership met with American Airlines executive management Wednesday, April 3rd in Washington, DC. The idea was to have an unfiltered discussion with company decision makers to, hopefully, break the logjam in negotiations.

The lower level company negotiators had reached the end of their authority and steadfastly continued their concessionary demands that the Association give up healthcare options that already exist, accept inferior retirement provisions and allow our work to be outsourced. Your negotiators refuse to accept these concessionary demands.

The higher level executives doubled down at the meeting by reinforcing all of … Read More...

Informational Picketing – CLT – March 28, 2019

March 29, 2019 Admin 0

Informational picketing sessions were held Thursday, March 28, 2019 at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Association members from IAM Victory Lodge 1725, along with General Chairs from District Lodges 142 and 141 and TWU members from around the country picketed at the Departures area of the airport terminal and the entrance to the airport at Little Rock Rd and Wilkinson Blvd.

Our members held signs and banners reinforcing our positions on the outstanding issues in our contract negotiations. Crews from several local news stations covered the event and our members were grateful for not only the news coverage but also the … Read More...

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

03/22/2019

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!

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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

03/12/2019

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 – www.iamdl142.org  and sign up for email updates to get the latest updates on negotiations.   Your continued support and solidarity is appreciated.

Fraternally,

April Butler               Kenny Champagne        Carrie Lessley            Jessica Morris
GENERAL CHAIRS

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