Association Bulletin – February 15, 2019

February 15, 2019 Admin 0

02/15/2019

Brothers and Sisters,

Negotiations continued in Atlanta this week. The Executive and the full negotiating committees continued working together at each step of the process and all were fully updated.

The company’s hard-line attack on the work Association members do, our Scope, continued throughout the week. The Association’s basic Scope proposals remain to secure the work we do today in all classifications. Our Scope proposals are a near zero cost to the company, since it is work we are performing today, yet company negotiators continue to insist we concede and give away that work.

It is unconscionable that the … Read More...

AA Sets its Sights on Eliminating TWU/IAM Association Work

February 9, 2019 Admin 0

02/09/2019

Brothers and Sisters,

The Association Executive Committee met with the assigned mediators and a member of the National Mediation Board to gain a better understanding of the remaining open items. The robust dialogue was productive and ensured the meetings would continue throughout the week.

We were able to resolve and TA the M&R/MLS Field Trip guidelines. We addressed the Fleet Crew Chief duties as part of our Classifications and Scope discussions. That section is settled, leaving the remainder of these Articles to be resolved.

In Atlanta next week, we will continue to seek a resolution to the Fleet Service … Read More...

Alaska Airlines Negotiations Update – 02/08/2019

February 8, 2019 Admin 0

02/08/2019

Sisters and Brothers:

The joint Alaska Airlines Negotiating Committee continued negotiations with Alaska Airlines management February 5-6, 2019 in Seattle, Washington.

Represented by the Company were: Shane Tackett, Executive Vice President/Strategic Planning; Wayne Newton, Vice President/AOCS; Jason Berry, Managing Director/Cargo; Bob Hartnett, Director/Labor; Jeanne Davis, Director/Call Centers; Denise Kliskey, Manager/Labor; Rebecca Meissner, Senior Attorney; and Melinda Maher, Division Controller.

Joining your Negotiating Committee were: Kris Hannah, Grand Lodge Representative; and Brianna Gregory, Grand Lodge Representative.

The session was vastly spent negotiating over the Scope (Job and Work protection) of both COPS and RSSA Agreements.  The sides have a fundamental … Read More...

Association Negotiations Update American Struggles To Say Yes

February 1, 2019 Admin 0

02/01/2019

Throughout this week, the Association Executive Negotiating Committee members continued to present reasonable proposals in an effort to reach a JCBA.  While some conversations discussed across the bargaining table seemed to reach “supposal agreements in principle,” written proposals returned from the Company continued to revert to their take-it or leave-it positions.  In other words, the Company could not find their way to “yes” without a caveat giving them unilateral rights to do whatever they want.

At the direction of the mediators, discussions centered largely on the Fleet Service Scope and Classification, M&R/MLS Field Trip Procedures, and the Duration Article.  … Read More...

Alaska Airlines Negotiations Update – 01/22/2019

January 22, 2019 Admin 0
01/22/2019
Sisters and Brothers:
 
The joint Alaska Airlines Negotiating Committee continued negotiations with Alaska Airlines management January 15 – 17, 2019 in New York, New York.
Represented by the Company were: Shane Tackett, Executive Vice President/Strategic Planning; Wayne Newton, Vice President/AOCS; Jeff Butler, Vice President/Call Centers; Jason Berry, Managing Director/Cargo; Denise Kliskey, COPS Labor Manager; Rebecca Meissner, Senior Attorney; and Melinda Maher, Division Controller.
Joining your Negotiating Committee were: James Carlson, Assistant Airline Coordinator; Kris Hannah, Grand Lodge Representative; and Brianna Gregory, Grand Lodge Representative.
The Company provided your Committee with another ‘Comprehensive Proposal for Settlement’ during the week. Though
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Association Negotiations Update – 01/18/2019

January 18, 2019 Admin 0

01/18/2019

Brothers and Sisters,

The TWU/IAM Association Executive Negotiating Committee this week met in full session with American Airlines under the auspices of National Mediation Board Mediators, Jim Mackenzie and Eva Durham, in San Francisco, CA. In addition to the executive committee, the full negotiating committees were also in San Francisco to support and caucus with the executive committee.

All members of the negotiating committees had the opportunity to meet with the mediators and were fully engaged in the process. We had input on all discussions and received real-time activity reports from the negotiating table. The previously agreed to agenda … Read More...

Association Negotiations Update

December 16, 2018 Admin 0

12/15/2018

Brothers and Sisters,

THE TWU/IAM Association executive negotiating committee participated on a conference call conducted by National Mediation Board mediators yesterday, December 14, 2018. Negotiators from American Airlines also participated. 

The mediators recapped the remaining open items to be negotiated. They also set the agenda and negotiating schedule for the beginning of 2019. The Association presented our objections to the Company’s proposal covering Field Trip Guidelines for M&R and MLS members and further discussion towards resolution will take place in SFO, as time permits. 

The next face-to-face negotiations are scheduled for January 15-17 in San Francisco. Topics to be … Read More...

Alaska Airlines Negotiations Update – 12/14/2018

December 15, 2018 Admin 0

Association, American Hold Joint Conference Call

November 16, 2018 Admin 0

11/16/2018

Brothers and Sisters,

As previously announced, the Association leadership and American Airlines Management participated in a joint conference call with the NMB mediators assigned to assist in our JCBA negotiations. The mediators are now responsible for setting the agenda, including dates for the mediated sessions.

The mediators opened the call requesting the parties discuss the differences between our proposals on the duration article of the agreement. The Association proposed early openers in our next contracts and a methodology that includes wage increases past the amendable date if we do not reach agreement on a new contract by that time. … Read More...

Association Participates in Mediated Negotiations

October 31, 2018 Admin 0

10/31/2018

Brothers and Sisters,

The TWU-IAM Association met with American Airlines October 30 in Dallas, TX for mediated negotiations under the supervision of the National Mediation Board. The purpose of this first mediated session was to bring the Federal mediators up to speed on the status of our negotiations.

Areas covered were compensation, healthcare, retirement, work protections (scope) and the remaining open language issues. The Association clearly restated our demands that our work is protected in any final agreement. We also reiterated our positions on the other economic issues. The meeting was cordial and produced final TAs on MLS and … Read More...