Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update – January 27, 2020

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January 27, 2020

Negotiations continued January 21 – 23, 2020 at Southwest Airlines Headquarters Dallas, Texas. Discussions took place with Articles Six (Hours of Service) and Twenty-Seven (Wage Rules). The company’s position remains the same and no further movement continued with Article Seven (Overtime). Your committee worked with the remaining open articles.
Future sessions to be determined. 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 

Ian Scott-Anderman
SECRETARY-TREASURER

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Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update – January 20, 2020

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January 20, 2020

Negotiations resumed January 14 -16, 2020 at Southwest Airlines Headquarters Dallas, Texas. This week the company responded to Articles Six (Hours of Service) and Twenty-Seven (Wage Rules). Your committee continues to fight for a work life balance and shares the frustration of the membership with the company’s position on these issues.

The next session is scheduled January 21 – 23, 2020 in Dallas, Texas. 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,

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Association Bulletin – 01/20/2020

January 20, 2020 Admin 0

NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE

Sisters and Brothers,

Talks continue by phone between the Association Leadership and American Airlines in reaching a JCBA. As such, we wanted to update the membership and dispel a false narrative, speculation and rumors some may be spreading.

We are set to meet again with the NMB on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 10:00AM through the close of business on Friday, January 31, 2020. We are hopeful these dates with the NMB will not be necessary, however, if needed they will be utilized.

Further information will be provided as it becomes available.

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Association Bulletin – 12/14/2019

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December 14, 2019

Sisters and Brothers,

Over the past several weeks, the Association, the NMB and American Airlines have been working to reach the tentative agreement our members have been promised and rightfully deserve. As most of you know, we also agreed to limit communications in a manner that would not create more rumor or innuendo from either side.

Management Negotiators are frequently absent from these negotiations which was the primary reason for not continuing face-to-face negotiations this week. We also had requested that the NMB allow us to negotiate the week of Thanksgiving, but the Company Negotiators passed on … Read More...

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

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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

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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.

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