IAMAW / Southwest Airlines 2022 Negotiations Resume

February 16, 2022 Admin 0

February 11, 2022

Sisters and Brothers:

The IAMAW will return to the negotiating table with Southwest Airlines and the assigned mediator Thursday, February 24 and Friday, February 25, 2022. The negotiations will resume in Dallas, Texas at the Southwest Airlines headquarters.

The sharing of information with you continues to be a priority for your negotiating committee and will continue by Bulletins like this. Our goal remains to make sure you have the most up-to-date information concerning negotiations. Don’t forget to add a personal e-mail address to the District Lodge 142 database for future WN or other communications by clicking the … Read More...

Reminder – Participate in the Southwest Airlines Survey

December 8, 2021 Admin 0

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

Earlier in November, we posted the link for our members to participate in the survey on the failed tentative agreement. We plan on leaving the survey open through the end of December, but we want to ensure ALL our members have the opportunity to submit their opinions so we can be fully prepared to re-enter negotiations.

Please take a few minutes to complete this survey. Make your coworkers aware and ask them to do so too. When filling out the survey or passing the link on to coworkers, please be mindful of the Company’s social media … Read More...

Southwest Airlines Survey Issue

November 18, 2021 Admin 0

We have been advised some members are having problems with the survey. If you attempt to complete the survey on your phone, and you are using an android phone, there is a problem in selecting your station. If you have this problem, here is the work around. The work around is to select the 3 dots in the top right corner, drop down to and select “desktop site.”

Following these steps will allow you to complete the survey on your android phone.

Fraternally,

David Supplee

President Directing General Chair

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Southwest Airlines Failed TA Survey

November 17, 2021 Admin 0

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

As was previously communicated on November 5th, alongside the ratification results, your Union created a survey to get your feedback on why the Tentative Agreement failed.

Contained within the survey are many of the reasons we heard during the ratification meetings, and also provided a space for you to enter any additional reason(s) not already mentioned. Also provided is an opportunity for your personal comments. Finally, we need to know what you are willing to do to help get a contract you deserve.

Please take a few minutes to complete this survey. Make your coworkers aware … Read More...

Southwest Airlines Members Reject Agreement

November 6, 2021 Admin 0

Sisters and Brothers:

After over three years of negotiations, your negotiating committee was able to reach a tentative agreement with Southwest Airlines. The committee fought hard for the issues the members raised in their proposals and they felt they accomplished what the members demanded – an improved quality of life for all members.

Over the last eight weeks, District General Chairs, along with negotiating team members, have been visiting all locations and centers to answer questions and concerns of the tentative agreement. The members were given the opportunity to cast their vote for the tentative agreement and those votes were … Read More...

Southwest Airlines Vaccine Mandate Update

October 22, 2021 Admin 0

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

Yesterday, Southwest leadership met with all labor leaders for an update on the Vaccine Mandate Policy and the potential enforcement process. The company explained the accommodation procedures, as it is currently being considered by the carrier, and is urging employees to file requests for such exemptions. The company will actively engage in processing and approving the requests on an individual basis in a reasonable manner. Although Southwest Airlines is still in the process of determining what these accommodations will be, what is certain, unpaid leaves of absences and terminations are off the table.

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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...

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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IAM PSA Airlines Implementation Information

April 2, 2018 Admin 0

04/02/2018

With the memberships acceptance of the Tentative Agreement last week, work began shortly thereafter on implementation and associated timelines.  Conversations began Friday towards the first steps needed. I am pleased to report to you that with the support of your Negotiating Committee, we discussed and agreed with the Company to make all wage provisions pursuant to the new Collective Bargaining Agreement effective with the new pay period beginning today, April 2, 2018.  We have also agreed to a date of signing (DOS) which will occur on Friday, April 6, 2018.  For the changes to the 401(k), they will have … Read More...

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IAM PSA Airlines Ratification Vote Information

March 29, 2018 Admin 0

03/29/2018

Voting on the recently released 2nd Tentative Agreement reached with PSA Airlines was conducted yesterday in CAK, DAY, CVG, CLT GSP, ORF and SAV.   With approximately 70% of the total membership participating in this ratification, the Tentative Agreement was approved by a majority of those who voted.

Work will begin immediately on proofing of a final document for printing and we will proceed to signing this ratified CBA so as not to delay any of the changes contained within.

Your Negotiating Committee wishes to thank everyone who participated in this process. Your patience and solidarity were instrumental in seeing … Read More...