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September 5 and 6, 2018 your negotiating committee met in Dallas at Southwest Airlines Headquarters to resume contract negotiations.  Present for the company were: Adam Carlisle Sr. Director, Labor Relations, Danielle Reidder, CS&S Regional Director; Dan Kusek, Sr. Mgr., Labor Relations for CSA; Andrea Nivet, Sr. Mgr. Labor Relations for CS&S; Mandy Vitela, Asst. Stn. Mgr., DAL; Joel Bagby, Attorney, Gen. Counsel; James Jackson, Senior Manager Finance; Becky Ronnebaum, Labor Negotiations Specialist; Nicole Bender, Labor Relations Planning Specialist: Jeff Cox, Station Director.

Present for the Union were: District Lodge 142 Secretary Treasurer Ian Scott-Anderman; General Chairs Kenny Champagne, Carrie Lessley, Jessica Morris; Grand Lodge Representatives Bill Rody and Rich Johnsen.

Bargaining continued this week resulting in an agreement in principle with Article Three (Status of the Agreement) and Article Twenty-Nine (Union Membership-Check Off/Dues/Maintenance). Discussions still open with regard to Article Five (Classifications), Article Seven (Overtime), Article Ten (Part-Time Employees) Article Eleven (Filing of Vacancies) and Article Sixteen (Severance Pay). Your team is committed to securing an industry leading contract for the members and addressing the issues received in proposals and surveys.  Your continued solidarity and support are appreciated through this process.

We have set dates for future negotiation sessions on September 18-20, 2018 with tentative dates through December. Please go to our website at www.iamdl142.org  and sign up for email updates to get the latest updates on negotiations.



April Butler               Kenny Champagne        Carrie Lessley            Jessica Morris

Lollie Beecher (MSY)                 Teresa Beynon (PC)                Dennis DeFrank (SOS)

Charity Hamer (MDW)               Sheri Parmann (FLL)              Nancy Shortino (CC)


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