Month: April 2015

US/AA Pension  Q & A

The following Q& A is part one of a series of communications about pensions. Q: Who administers the frozen American Airlines (AA) pension plan? A: The frozen AA pension plan is administered by American Airlines.   Q: Does the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC)—the federal agency that insures pensions and administers standard and distressed pension […]


Last week I met with ExpressJet COO Alex Marren along with Brandee Reynolds, Vice President of Inflight and Kevin Wade, Vice President of Finance.  This meeting was a general overview of where ExpressJet stands within the regional industry and with our mainline partners. Much of our discussion was focused on our drastic improvements in performance […]


Your Negotiating Committee met with the Company April 20-24, 2015.  Representing the membership  was Grand Lodge Representative  Thomas Regan;  District 142 President and Directing General Chair  Dave Supplee;  General Chair Randy Griffith;  Grievance Committee Chairman Dave Figueira;  LL 1979 President Brian Simonson  and Shop Steward Randall Bangay.   For the Company was VP Employee/Labor Relations  Karen […]

AER LINGUS IRISH AIRLINES Ratification Vote Update

We have received notification the Senior Management Team of Aer Lingus has approved the ratification of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement. The Agreement was ratified by an overwhelming majority of the members who participated in the ratification process. The employee Negotiating Committee would like to thank everyone for their strong show of support and their […]

ExpressJet CRJ PBS Update

We have been made aware that some reserve schedules were published without the contractually allotted 10 minimum days off and in some cases even without the FAA mandated 8 days off.  We are working with the Company to ensure this issue is corrected and should be completely rectified very shortly. Also, there have been reports […]

AER LINGUS Ratification Vote Rescheduling

District 142 has decided to proceed with the ratification vote on the Aer Lingus Tentative Agreement. The vote has now been rescheduled and will take place on Thursday, April 23, 2015, at Local Lodge 1894, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.   Local Lodge 1894 133-40 131st Street Jamaica, New York (130th […]

AER LINGUS Ratification Vote Cancellation

Unfortunately at approximately 2:45 pm on Friday, April 17, 2015 I was advised by Ken Karchinski that the Aer Lingus Board in Dublin has not approved the Tentative Agreement. Mr. Karchinski did apologize on behalf of Jack Foley and the management when sharing this news. It is extremely disappointing and unprofessional that Aer Lingus has […]

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