Month: December 2016

ExpressJet Flight Attendants: Employee Travel

United EmployeeRes is currently showing very high charges for flight attendants for travel in 2017.  We have addressed this with the Company and this is being caused by a glitch in their system, which is expected to be resolved later in December 2016. However, we realize this could cause issues regarding the ERJ Conscientious Reporting/Commuter […]

Follow Congress

Don’t we all wish there was a simpler way to follow all the aspects of our legislative branch? With the Congress app for Android and GovTrack for your internet browser, you can! For both platforms, you can: follow any Congressmen or Senator you choose, get notifications when they sponsor a bill, follow a bill, stay completely up to date […]

Alaska Airlines/Virgin America Merger Cleared for Takeoff; IAM Recognized as Union Representative

Washington D.C., December 6, 2016— The Department of Justice (DOJ) today cleared the way for the merger between Alaska Airlines and Virgin America. Following the DOJ’s announcement, Alaska Airlines immediately recognized the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) as the representative of more than 3,500 Reservations, Office and Clerical, Passenger Service, Fleet Service […]


After 18 months of negotiations and one rejected tentative agreement, the IAM filed a request for mediation with the National Mediation Board (NMB).  Today we were notified that the NMB has assigned Mediator Victoria Gray to the OpenSkies case.  We are hopeful this will be a positive step in reaching a tentative agreement that the […]

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