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...

IAM Southwest Airlines Negotiations – Tentative Agreement Highlights

August 27, 2021 Admin 0

Sisters and Brothers:

After continuation of Negotiations, being conducted under the guidance of the National Mediation Board with Mediator Gerry McGuckin, a Tentative Agreement (TA) has been reached between the IAM and the Company.

Economic gains and financial job security resulting in a 12% wage increase over three (3) years for the membership. Here are the highlights of the new Agreement:

  • 4% wage increase on date of ratification (DOR)
  • 3% increase DOR +12 months
  • 3% increase DOR +24 months
  • 2% increase DOR +36 months
  • Improved Mandatory Overtime Language
    • Enhanced language for rest rule
    • Thirty-Two (32) hour monthly cap on Mandatory
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Machinists Union Reaches Tentative Agreement at Southwest Airlines

August 20, 2021 Admin 0

The IAM is pleased to report that it has reached a strong new tentative agreement at Southwest Airlines for approximately 7,000 IAM-represented Customer Service Employees (Customer Representatives, Customer Service Agents, Source of Support Representatives).

The IAM negotiating committee is working diligently to finalize the tentative agreement language.

Additional information and materials will be forthcoming.

“I am incredibly proud of our negotiating committee and our membership at Southwest Airlines,” said IAM District 142 President and Directing General Chair Dave Supplee. “IAM members at Southwest Airlines are constantly recognized for creating a top-notch experience for customers. This tentative agreement reflects upon our … Read More...

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IAM/PSA Airlines 2021 Call for Proposals

June 8, 2021 Admin 0

The current IAM/PSA Collective Bargaining Agreement becomes amendable on April 5, 2022 with bargaining set to commence 6 months prior to the amendable date per Article 28 of the Agreement which is no later than October 5, 2021. This language guarantees that the Company and your Union have already agreed to commence the negotiations process early. I recently have had the initial conversations with the Company concerning negotiations.

Pursuant to the above, please be advised that a call for contract proposals is in order.

Accordingly, all proposed changes to the contract need to be submitted to District Lodge 142 at … Read More...

Southwest Misleads its Employees and the Public

May 13, 2020 Admin 0

May 13, 2020

SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT

While Southwest has been going through the same hard times as all other airlines, they have continued to mislead employees and the public on a very important fact. In spite of their repeated claims otherwise, furloughs have indeed occurred at Southwest Airlines. The Machinists Union has reached the end of its tolerance of allowing Southwest to continue this myth. Just last Friday, Southwest CEO Gary Kelly did it again – enough is enough.

As most great ideas begin, so did Southwest Airlines Co. The idea of Southwest sprang from Herb Kelleher and Rollin … Read More...

Dues, Membership and Preferential Hires

April 7, 2020 Admin 0

April 7, 2020

For immediate posting and distribution

Attention TWU and IAM members:

Dues, Membership and Preferential Hires

  1. Persons who are members of either the TWU or IAM shall remain members of their respective union and will pay dues to that union wherever they may work or whenever or wherever they may transfer within Association covered work groups or CBAs.
  2. New hire employees into any Association covered position shall become members of the union assigned representation responsibility for the location in the Allocation charts and will remain members of that respective union whenever or wherever they may transfer within Association
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Southwest Airlines Update – April 1, 2020

April 2, 2020 Admin 0

April 1, 2020

With the ever changing way of life we all are experiencing we want to give our members an update on issues at Southwest Airlines. Should you have any specific concerns or questions, please reach out to your local stewards or your General Chair.

Employee Time Off (ETO) Program

The company has offered ground employees an “enhanced” personal leave of absence program. This is a company program, not something they negotiated with any labor group. While it is not in violation of the collective bargaining agreement (CBA), it does raise the question why our work group is being … Read More...

Implementation Agreement Reached

March 27, 2020 Admin 0

March 27, 2020

The Association and American Airlines have reached an agreement covering implementation of certain elements of the JCBAs pending successful ratification of those contracts today. The following items cover pay, retirement and certain benefits that are most important to our membership:

  1. All JCBA wage rates will be effective the first Monday following the date of ratification (“DOR”), inclusive of
  2. Chart Rate
  3. All Premiums
  4. Skill Pay
  5. Fuel Tank Entry (which will be paid as a temporary upgrade)
  6. MLS Driver Premium (which will be paid as a temporary upgrade unless a separate MLS Driver bid area is established)
  7. Taxi &
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TWU-IAM Ratifies New Contracts at American Airlines

March 26, 2020 Admin 0

March 26, 2020

The TWU-IAM Association today announced its American Airlines membership overwhelmingly ratified contracts covering more than 30,000 Mechanic & Related (including Maintenance Control Technicians & Maintenance Training Specialists), Fleet Service, and Material Logistics Specialists/Stores members.

Percent Voting Yes:

  • Mechanic & Related:   90.94% 
  • Fleet Service:                95.45% 
  • MLS/Stores:                  92.12% 

“The resounding approval of these contracts yet again proves that by standing together and demonstrating our solidarity and determination, we are able to achieve contracts our members deserve,” said Association Chair Sito Pantoja and Vice Chair Alex Garcia. “It is that same resolve that will get us through this unprecedented crisis facing our airline, our … Read More...

AA JCBA Voter Guide

March 23, 2020 Admin 0

March 23, 2020

As we move closer to the ratification vote for the Joint Collective Bargaining Agreements with American Airlines, we wanted to provide the members with a sample of the information that will be provided over the next few days via US Mail or by AA Company email.

In the unlikely event a member does not receive the voter information by US Mail or AA Company email, the following phone numbers will be available for a replacement PIN. A replacement PIN can only be provided to a member if the original PIN has not already been used to cast … Read More...