Month: November 2015

ExpressJet Weekly Update November 16, 2015

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 their committee and the mediator to explore options of meeting without the mediator present. We received an informal update this past week that our assigned mediator […]

ExpressJet ERJ Commuter Clause Grievance Mediation

As we discussed previously the Company had begun to discipline flight attendants  that should have been covered under the commuter clause because they contended that the flight attendants listed too far in advance.  We viewed this as a direct violation of the CBA and past practice and filed an Et Al grievance on the violation. […]

A Message from IP Tom Buffenbarger

Brothers and Sisters, Today in the United States and Canada, we honor heroes among us – the men and women who have served or continue to serve in our armed forces. They’re family, friends, IAM brothers and sisters, or complete strangers. They’re veterans, and today we salute them. We’re proud of our enduring bond with […]

ExpressJet Weekly Update November 9, 2015

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, we still have not received any further updates from the National Mediation Board regarding […]

TWU-IAM Joint Association Ready to Bargain: Leadership to Commence Negotiations with new American Airlines

Washington, D.C. – After a months-long contract reconciliation process, the TWU-IAM Association today announced that it will commence joint contract negotiations for approximately 30,000 ground workers including fleet service, mechanic and related/stores employees at American Airlines on December 3, 2015. Association Chairman Sito Pantoja and Vice Chairman Harry Lombardo have called on American Airlines CEO […]

Buffenbarger Names Gardner and Manzo Transportation Department Special Representatives

International President Tom Buffenbarger today announced the appointment of Sandy Gardner and Michael Manzo as Transportation Department Special Representatives. Sister Gardner initiated into Denver’s Local Lodge 1886 in 1998 after the IAM’s historic organizing victory of approximately 20,000 Passenger Service Employees at United Airlines. Sandy was instrumental in the organizing campaign and then hit the […]

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