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IAM/PSA Negotiations Update – 02/20/2018

February 21, 2018 Admin 0


After the analysis of the proposals returned by the membership occurred during the week of January 8, this past week ended 9 days of direct meetings with the Company this year under the auspices of the National Mediation Board, and Mediator Eva Durham, who has permanently replaced Mediator Jack Kane.

The response to the second call-for-proposals made it evident of the membership’s intentions on what the shortcomings were in the first TA. Your negotiating committee took that message to the table to address those issues. As of this past week, minor progress was made, but nothing of major significance … Read More...

Website Year in Review: 2017

January 4, 2018 Admin 0

As we head into 2018 I thought it might be fun to look back on 2017 from the perspective of our lodge website. 2017 was a year of much needed changes, additions and “tweaking” of the new website which was launched on July 13th, 2016. As a web developer I can truthfully say that the hardest part of designing and maintaining a website is keeping the content fresh, up to date and most of all useful and relevant. When I set out to launch the new site in 2016 I asked myself (as well quite a few of my coworkers), … Read More...

Association, AA Executive Session Negotiations Continue – 12/15/2017

December 17, 2017 Admin 0



Association, AA Executive Session Negotiations Continue – 12/08/2017

December 8, 2017 Admin 0


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IAM/PSA Airlines Ratification Vote Information

December 4, 2017 Admin 0


Voting on the recently released Tentative Agreement reached with your carrier was conducted this week in CAK, DAY, CVG, CLT and GSP.  With just under 80% of the total membership participating in this ratification, the Tentative Agreement was rejected by over 92% by the voting membership.

We will begin the process of soliciting the membership for the issues that led to the overwhelming rejection of this Tentative Agreement.  Details on the next steps will be released on a future bulletin and all activities will be coordinated through your Shop Stewards once released.

Your Negotiating Committee wishes to thank everyone …

Association, AA Executive Session Negotiations Continue – 12/01/2017

December 4, 2017 Admin 0


Brothers and Sisters,

The Executive Negotiating Committee met face to face with American Airlines this week in Washington DC. This session was focused on Maintenance Training Specialists (MTS) and was very productive. Non-economic articles were discussed. Constructive dialog in a productive environment helped the parties significantly narrow their positions in numerous articles that produced an agreement on most outstanding language issues.
Complete Tentative Agreements were reached on:

Purpose of Agreement
Safety & Health

When the parties reconvene both sides will be prepared to begin discussions on the Scope Article and remaining language issues for MTS.

Additional …

AA DFW Mechanic Update

December 4, 2017 Admin 0


Sisters and Brothers:

I have recently received a number of calls regarding the Preferential Hiring Agreement and the Vacation Bid process.  In order to eliminate the rumors and misinformation I would like to address these issues here.

Preferential Hiring Agreement signed 8/6/2014

    • This agreement provided a pathway for an employee that was furloughed from a specific station to return to that station if the opposite carrier (LAA or LUS) had vacancies that were not filled through the respective CBA and would be going to the street.
    • DFW was not available as a preferential Hiring Station as the LAA recall

Operation Christmas Child

November 28, 2017 Admin 0


The holiday season is often time for family and giving to those that are less fortunate. With that being said the Young Workers Committee of Local 1725 out of Charlotte, NC, asked the Women’s/Human Rights Committee to team up and volunteer at Operation Christmas Child.

Every year Samaritan’s Purse coordinates Operation Christmas Child which sends shoeboxes of gifts to third world countries. This can only be completed thanks in large part to hundreds of volunteers each year. Last year in Charlotte alone, 2.4 million shoeboxes were processed through Samaritan’s Purse largest warehouse.  This year the goal is 2.5 million

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IAM/PSA Airlines Tentative Agreement Info – Update 11/18/17

November 20, 2017 Admin 0


Many people have been questioning the rules and requirements that are being communicated for the upcoming ratification vote.  They can be found on page 18 of the District Lodge 142 By-Laws which read in part:


Section 1.  All negotiated contracts shall be submitted to the membership affected for ratification. Each negotiated airline contract shall be forwarded, with all changes plainly marked, to each subject local in sufficient numbers for each local lodge officer (working under the contract affected), Grievance Committee   member and local contact for a minimum of five (5) days study prior to the balloting for … Read More...

Association, AA Executive Session Negotiations Continue – 11/11/2017

November 11, 2017 Admin 0


Brothers and Sisters,

The Executive Negotiating Committee met face to face with American Airlines this week in Washington DC.

The Letters of Agreement that were reviewed and designated by the Association subcommittee, were presented to the company. An agreement was reached by the parties on what letters will still need to be discussed and incorporated into the JCBA, what letters will be retained, and what letters will be eliminated that are no longer relevant.

Discussions continued for MLS and MCT on Qualifications, Filling of Vacancies and Overtime procedures. Progress was made.

Agreement was reached to continue the Aviation Safety … Read More...