The Association Negotiations Update – NMB Schedules Meetings

November 25, 2019 Admin 0

November 25, 2019

The Association leadership has pursued continuing negotiations on American Airlines with or without the presence of the National Mediation Board (NMB) with some limited success. After our last negotiating session closed November 15, we asked the Company to agree to meet this week. They declined.

The National Mediation Board has announced scheduled mediation dates for the first two weeks of December. We will meet with NMB members December 4th and 6th next week and December 9ththrough 12th the following week.

Our intention will be, as it always has been, to bring the … Read More...

Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update – November 18, 2019

November 21, 2019 Admin 0

November 18, 2019

Negotiations continued the week of November 11, 2019 in Washington DC.

This week of negotiations focused on Article 7, Mandatory Overtime. The dialogue centered on the need to eliminate the use of Mandatory Overtime and various ways to secure a contract that addresses our members’ desire for a better quality of life.

Prior to recessing negotiations, your committee passed a comprehensive proposal that will ensure our Sisters and Brothers enjoy a quality of life deserving of all employees. Additionally, the comprehensive proposal includes economic provisions recognizing your contributions to the success of Southwest Airlines and that would ensure … Read More...

The Association Negotiations Update – November 16, 2019

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November 16, 2019

Sisters and Brothers, The Association’s Executive Negotiating Committee met this week in Washington, D.C. with members of the National Mediation Board and representatives from the carrier. Limited progress was made this week, and that is encouraging.  Our goal is not simply to reach an agreement with the company. Our goal is to reach the right agreement for Association members. We need to ensure any agreement provides the wages, benefits and terms that you have earned and deserve. That is why your continued patience and solidarity is so important.  Future negotiation dates are currently being discussed with American … Read More...

Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update – November 12, 2019

November 13, 2019 Admin 0

November 12, 2019

Negotiations resumed November 6 – 8, 2019 at Southwest Airlines Headquarters in Dallas, Texas. This week, talks continued resulting in an Agreement in Principle of Articles Five (Classifications); Seventeen (Safety and Health) and Eighteen (General and Miscellaneous). Further dialog took place regarding Article Six (Hours of Service). The Negotiation Committee worked on Article Four (Definitions), as well as reviewing all articles previously discussed. 

The next session with the Company is scheduled November 12 -14, 2019 at the Hamilton Hotel Washington, DC. Your solidarity and support are appreciated.

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The Association Negotiations Update – October 25, 2019

October 25, 2019 Admin 0

October 25, 2019

Sisters and Brothers,

Since the resumption of mediated negotiations between the Association and American Airlines on September 16, the parties have met multiple days over five weekly sessions. Although progress has been slow, it has been positive and productive. The talks have moved into more serious and in-depth discussions regarding Scope, Insurance and Retirement.

Since resolution to most of the remaining open items rely on reaching an agreement in total, no specific tentative agreements have been signed-off or agreed to. However, we can report on the subjects we have discussed.

In Mechanic and Related Scope, the parties … Read More...

The Association Negotiations Update – October 18, 2019

October 18, 2019 Admin 0

October 18, 2019

Negotiations continued in Washington, DC this week. Some progress continues to be made and the negotiating committees were briefed. Your Executive Negotiators remain committed to achieving the best contract in the industry.

Additional dates are scheduled for next week. We are hopeful progress continues and increases at the next meeting.

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Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update – October 15, 2019

October 15, 2019 Admin 0

October 15, 2019

Negotiations resumed October 8 -10, 2019 at Southwest Airlines Headquarters Dallas, Texas. This week an agreement in principle was reached with Article Twenty-Five (Profit Sharing/401K). Progress with discussions focused around Articles Five (Classifications) and Six (Hours of Service).

Future session dates are scheduled for November 6 – 8 and November 12 -14, 2019 in Dallas. Your solidarity and support are appreciated. Please go to our website at www.iamdl142.org and sign up for email updates to get the latest updates on negotiations.

Fraternally,

April Butler   Kenny Champagne    Carrie Lessley    Jessica Morris
GENERAL CHAIRS

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The Association Negotiations Update – October 11, 2019

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October 11, 2019

Negotiations continued in Washington, DC this week. Some progress continues to be made and the negotiating committees were briefed. Your Executive Negotiators remain committed to achieving the best contract in the industry.

Additional dates are scheduled for next week. We are hopeful progress continues and increases at the next meeting.

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Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update – October 7, 2019

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October 7, 2019

Negotiations took place the week of September 30, 2019 at Southwest Airlines Headquarters in Dallas, Texas. The week started with discussions resulting in an Agreement in Principle with the following Articles: Ten (Part-Time Employees); Thirteen (Sick and Occupational Injury Pay) and Twenty-Four (Group Insurance). The company presented Article Twenty Five (Profit Sharing/401K) which ended the week working with this article.

Your Negotiating Committee’s next session with the Company will be next week October 8 -10, 2019. Your solidarity and support are appreciated.

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