Month: October 2015

ExpressJet CRJ Vacation Bid Extended

Due to the CRJ vacation bid closing prematurely, we immediately contacted the Company to have it resolved.  The vacation bidding window will be extended until 2200 October 31st. Please make sure to get your vacation bids submitted and if you experience any other interruptions please contact your grievance representative as soon as possible.   In […]

OPENSKIES Negotiations Update

On Thursday, October 29, 2015 the Company and Union negotiating committees met at  2 Park Avenue, NYC to continue negotiations for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement.  The Company’s committee included Valerie Francois, Tony Schepens, and Cristina Kirkorian.  The Union was represented by Michael Manzo, Cathy Carey and Francois Bisi. During this session, the Union presented […]


In an effort to bring negotiations to a successful conclusion the Negotiating Committees of IAM District 141 Clerical, Fleet Service, and Customer Service Agents Joined forces with the IAM District 142 Mechanic and Related groups. Our combined efforts (at times late into the night and on weekends) made real advances toward reaching fair and equitable […]

IAM / PSA AIRLINES 2015 Negotiations Update

Negotiations commenced this week between the IAM and PSA Airlines.  Present for the Company was Matthew J. Kernan, Director of Flight Operations, and Karl Hanisch, Director of Maintenance.  Present for the Union was James M. Samuel, General Chair, Todd Roan, Ian Cole and Greg Farmer, Negotiating Committee Members. The dialogue between the parties was positive […]

ExpressJet Weekly Update 10/26/15

Negotiations We have addressed the slow pace we have experienced in negotiations since the Company filed for mediation a year ago and the Company will be in communication with the mediator to explore options of meeting without the mediator present. However, at this point we have not received any further updates from the National Mediation […]

Hurricane Patricia Update     

As many of you have seen, heavy rains have hit Texas. In addition, Hurricane Patricia is making its way to Mexico and the United States, and will be heading towards central and eastern Texas this weekend, causing more problems for IAH and DFW. Weather reports have noted that this is the strongest hurricane in history. […]

IAM / BAHAMASAIR Contract Ratification Update

A ratification vote on your Tentative Agreement was conducted this week on Tuesday at the MIA station and on Wednesday at the FLL station. With approximately 70 percent of the membership participating in this vote, the Agreement was ratified by an overwhelming majority of the voting membership. I again wish to thank the Bahamasair membership […]

TWU-IAM Association Negotiations

Dear TWU-IAM Association Member, As the regular Joint Association bulletins report, your Mechanic and Related/Stores and Fleet Service Negotiating Committees are working hard to finalize joint contract proposals. In the meantime, TWU-IAM Joint Association Leadership is preparing a longer term strategy and formal rollout plan to initiate joint contract negotiations with American Airlines, ensuring we enter the process in […]

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