Month: October 2016

ExpressJet ERJ DFW Boarding Update

Sisters and Brothers, The IAM and the Company have met several times over the past few weeks to discuss the boarding times in DFW for the ERJ operation. Although it is required that the Gate Agents begin boarding passengers 30 minutes prior per our mainline partner, the DFW operations team is installing red straps to […]


Continuing from the last negotiations session in August, negotiations were held this week in Dayton, Ohio.  Present for the Company was Matthew J. Kernan, Director of Flight Operations,  Karl Hanisch, Director of Maintenance and Anthony Bralich from F&H Solutions.  Present for the Union was James M. Samuel, General Chair, John Werkmeister, Special Representative and Committee […]


Sisters and Brothers, We went back to the negotiations table on October 18, 2016 at 2 Park Avenue, New York City.  Present for Open Skies were Valerie Francois, Human Resources Director, Tony Scheppens, Peter Nye, Director of Flight Operations and Attorney Rick Vitarelli.  In attendance for the Union, General Chair Sara Gonzales and negotiating committee members Cathy Carey and […]

Casting Your Ballot

Early voting has begun in most states.  Make sure you get out and vote!  Not sure where to cast your vote? You can find your polling place HERE   If you don’t know what candidates or issues will be on your ballot, you can find out HERE.   Fraternally, Your District 142 Legislative Team  


Your Negotiating Committee met with the Company for a new collective bargaining agreement on August 9, 10 and 11, 2016.  At that time, we were waiting for the Company to release the insurance information to the IAMAW National Benefit Trust Fund.  Since the Company did not provide the information as requested, we requested the information […]

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