Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update – January 27, 2020

January 28, 2020 Admin 0

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

January 21, 2020 Admin 0

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,

April Butler      Kenny Champagne  … Read More...

Ryan, Simmons Named Transportation Department Special Representatives

December 2, 2019 Admin 0

General Vice President Sito Pantoja is proud to announce the appointment of Sean Ryan and Gil Simmons as the Transportation Department’s newest Special Representatives. 

Sean Ryan initiated into IAM Local Lodge 2444 in April 1985 when he was hired by Piedmont Airlines in Norfolk VA. He served as Grievance Committee Chairman from 1990-2008. In 1995, he was appointed and later elected as the first and only president of the newly chartered Local Lodge 2914 where he served in that capacity until 2008 when he was appointed and later elected to his current position of General Chair for District 142. Prior … 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...

Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update – November 12, 2019

November 13, 2019 Admin 0

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.

Please go to our website at www.iamdl142.org and sign up … Read More...

Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update – October 15, 2019

October 15, 2019 Admin 0

October 15, 2019

Negotiations resumed October 8 -10, 2019 at Southwest Airlines Headquarters Dallas, Texas. This week an agreement in principle was reached with Article Twenty-Five (Profit Sharing/401K). Progress with discussions focused around Articles Five (Classifications) and Six (Hours of Service).

Future session dates are scheduled for November 6 – 8 and November 12 -14, 2019 in Dallas. 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-TREASURERRead More...

Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update – October 7, 2019

October 8, 2019 Admin 0

October 7, 2019

Negotiations took place the week of September 30, 2019 at Southwest Airlines Headquarters in Dallas, Texas. The week started with discussions resulting in an Agreement in Principle with the following Articles: Ten (Part-Time Employees); Thirteen (Sick and Occupational Injury Pay) and Twenty-Four (Group Insurance). The company presented Article Twenty Five (Profit Sharing/401K) which ended the week working with this article.

Your Negotiating Committee’s next session with the Company will be next week October 8 -10, 2019. Your solidarity and support are appreciated.

Please go to our website at www.iamdl142.org and sign up for email updates to get … Read More...

Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update – July 23, 2019

July 24, 2019 Admin 0

July 23, 2019

Negotiations continued at Southwest Airlines Headquarters Dallas, Texas July 16 -18, 2019. This week limited discussions took place with Article Six (Hours of Service). Your committee finished the week working on outstanding issues including Article Four (Definitions) and Article Ten (Part-time). The team is committed to securing an industry leading contract which improves quality of life for the membership.

We are currently scheduled to resume sessions August 13 -15, 2019 and August 20 -22, 2019 in Dallas, Texas.

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Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update – July 15, 2019

July 15, 2019 Admin 0

July 15, 2019

Negotiations resumed July 9 -11, 2019 at Southwest Airlines Headquarters Dallas, Texas. This week following discussions, agreements in principle were reached with: Articles Two (Scope of Agreement); Fourteen (Vacations); and Twenty-Two (Holidays/Flexible Time Off). Dialog took place with Article Seventeen (Safety and Health). The company also responded to Articles Five (Classifications) and Six (Hours of Service). Your committee continued to work with these as well as the remaining open articles.

Future session dates are scheduled for July 16 -18, 2019 in Dallas. August 13 -15, 2019 and August 20 – 22, 2019. Your solidarity and support are … Read More...

Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update – June 24, 2019

June 25, 2019 Admin 0

June 24, 2019

On June 18 – 20, 2019, your Committee met with the Company in Dallas, Texas at Southwest Airlines Headquarters to continue contract negotiations.  This week an Agreement in Principle was reached for Letter of Understanding with Temporary Assignment Guidelines-Customer Service Agents.  The Company responded with Article Eleven (Filling of Vacancies) which prompted constructive discussions with regards to this Article as well as Articles Five (Classification), Six (Hours of Service), Seven (Overtime) and Ten (Part-Time Employees).

Upcoming sessions are scheduled for July 9 – 11, 2019 and July 16 -18, 2019 in Dallas.  Your solidarity and support are … Read More...