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President’s Report – December 2018

December 18, 2018 Admin 0

President’s Report

On Thursday, December 13th, 2018, Local Lodge 1725 held elections for the next Executive Board and its officers. I would like to thank everyone that took the time to come out and vote in this election. For personal and family reasons I decided not to seek a second term as President of your local. Let me say that it has been my honor and privilege to serve this membership and unionism at large for these past three years.

As I reflect back on my role as President of Local Lodge 1725, I realize it was one … Read More...

Alaska Airlines Negotiations Update – 12/14/2018

December 15, 2018 Admin 0

Executive Board Election Results

December 13, 2018 Admin 0

12/13/2018

Victory Lodge 1725 held the election for Executive Board positions Thursday, December 13th, 2018. The winners are below. 

Thank you to all our dedicated members who came out to the lodge, many on their day off from work, to vote in this important election. A very special Thank You to all outgoing officers for your dedicated service to our lodge. 

To all the winners: Congratulations! We look forward to working with you in this next chapter of Victory Lodge 1725.

President: Craig Vanderhoof

Vice President: Joe Behan

Treasurer: Gary Winchester

Recording Secretary: Helena Thornton

Trustees: Chris Johnson, Kenny Geis, … Read More...

Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update – Dec 7th, 2018

December 7, 2018 Admin 0

Negotiations continued in Dallas, Texas December 4 – 6, 2018. This session bargaining continued with Articles Five (Classifications), Ten (Part-Time Employees), Eleven (Filling of Vacancies), and Fifteen (Reduction in Force) also revisiting Article Twenty-Two (Holidays/ Flexible Time Off). The Committee passed proposals for Articles Two (Scope of Agreement), Twelve (Leaves of Absence), and Eighteen (General and Miscellaneous) followed with the Company’s response. The week ended agreeing in principle to Articles One (Purpose of Agreement) and Sixteen (Severance Pay). Your team is dedicated and working hard to secure an industry leading contract for the members, keeping in mind the issues received … Read More...

Winter Donations for Renaissance West STEAM Academy

November 17, 2018 Helena Thornton 0

11/17/2018

 Hello brothers and sisters, it’s that time again. We are looking for any monetary donation or non perishable food donation to take to the “Renaissance West STEAM Academy” for the Winter break.
 As some of you may not know, but some of the children go without through the holidays. So with your donations we will be helping to feed at least 10 homeless families while they are out of school for 2 weeks.  No donation is too small any and all will help.
During the next business meeting on December 13th 2018 at 4:00 p.m. any person that Brings … Read More...

Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update – Nov 12th, 2018

November 12, 2018 Admin 0

11/12/2018

Negotiations continued in Dallas, Texas the week of November 6-8, 2018. This session your Committee continued work with Articles Five (Classifications), Ten (Part-Time Employees) and Eleven (Filling of Vacancies) also responding to Article Six (Hours of Service).  Continued open dialog took place concerning Article Seven (Overtime). The company countered Sixteen (Severance Pay), as well as passing Article Fifteen (Reduction in Force). The team continues to work with these all open Articles in preparation for the next session. Your continued solidarity and support are appreciated through this process.

Present for the company were: Adam Carlisle Sr. Director, Labor Relations, Danielle … Read More...

Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update – Oct 29th, 2018

October 29, 2018 Admin 0

10/29/2018

Negotiations resumed in Dallas, Texas the week of October 22, 2018. This week your negotiation team passed Article Seven (Overtime) and the company responded, resulting in continued work with this Article as well as Article Ten (Part-Time Employees). Your continued solidarity and support are appreciated through this process.

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 … Read More...

Alaska Airlines Negotiations Update – 10/26/2018

October 29, 2018 Admin 0

10/26/2018

Sisters and Brothers:

The joint Alaska Airlines Negotiating Committee continued negotiations with Alaska Airlines management October 23-25, 2018,  in Seattle, Washington.  Both the COPS and RSSA agreements were discussed during this session.

Represented by the Company were: Wayne Newton, Vice President/AOCS; Jeff Butler, VP/Inflight and Call Centers; Jason Barry, Managing Director of Cargo; Bob Hartnett, Labor Director; Denise Kliskey, Labor Manager; Melinda Maher, Division Controller and Rebecca Meissner, Company Attorney.

Joining the Negotiating Committee were:  James Carlson, Assistant Airline Coordinator; Kris Hannah, Grand Lodge Representative and Brianna Gregory, Grand Lodge Representative.

The Company presented your Union Committee with a … Read More...

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President’s Report – October 2018

October 17, 2018 Admin 0

President’s Report

We have all heard a tremendous amount recently about the elections that will be taking place in November. The stakes are high not only for the candidates but also for the voters and this country.

It’s possible that there will be a record turnout in this election. Much of that can be attributed to the incredible amount of voter dissatisfaction that exist today. Many citizens are disillusioned with the way our government operates. They feel like their interests are not being heard or considered, that their voice doesn’t matter. Our government has become one dimensional. It has become … Read More...

Mediator Schedules Dates, Association Demands More

October 16, 2018 Admin 0

10/16/2018

Brothers and Sisters,

The two mediators assigned to our negotiations have notified the TWU-IAM Association and the Company that three bargaining dates have been scheduled: October 30, January 29-31 and February 12-14. While the Association welcomes the opportunity to negotiate during these dates, these three sessions are simply not enough.

We demand and challenge the Company to come out of hiding and schedule more dates in the interim.

The Company’s blatant delay tactics and an overall lack of respect for the negotiating process have only accomplished one thing; the failure to achieve a fair and equitable contract that our … Read More...