Month: January 2018

JETSTREAM NEGOTIATIONS – TENTATIVE AGREEMENT REACHED!!

Thanks to the persistence and hard work of your Negotiating Committee a tentative agreement between Jetstream Ground Services and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers has been reached. This tentative agreement must be ratified by the members before it is final. The agreement secures for you the protections and benefits of a Union […]

EXPRESSJET NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE

Sisters and Brothers: In an effort to reach a tentative agreement on a joint collective bargaining agreement (JCBA), your negotiating committee met with the Company and a Senior Mediator on Tuesday January 16, 2018 at the National Mediation Board in Washington D.C. During the meeting we reviewed all open issues in the JCBA and identified […]

ExpressJet ERJ Furlough Recall Violation

Sisters and Brothers, Today, the Company began contacting Flight Attendants who took COLAs prior to ERJ furloughs being announced, to cancel their leaves effective March 1, 2018 due to operational needs.  The Union believes that this is a violation of the right to recall for those who are currently furloughed (including those who participated in […]

SWISSPORT – BWI UPDATE

Sisters and Brothers: Your Negotiating Committee met in direct negotiations with the Company on Monday and Tuesday of this week in Dulles, Virginia. Present for the Company was Blake Martin, Director of Labor Relations, and Otis Williams, VP of Operations. During the two day negotiating sessions, significant progress was made towards building your first Collective […]

Association, AA Executive Session Negotiations Continue

 Brothers and Sisters, The full negotiating committees met with Association attorneys in December to prepare our Scope proposals followed by a sub-committee meeting in Washington D.C. the week of January 2nd to the 5th, along with the Association legal team to finalize these Scope proposals. The Executive Negotiating Committee met face to face with American Airlines […]

ALASKA AIRLINES APOLOGY

Dear Sisters and Brothers: As many of our members noticed, an error was made in the printing of the latest edition of the Observer newsletter.  Our publishing company was at our last convention and interviewed delegates and printed those interviews in the Observer.  Unfortunately, the interviewer listed the employer for the Alaska Airline members as […]

OPENSKIES UPDATE

IAM Representatives Francois Bisi, Mike Manzo and I recently met with the new head of Human Resources, Sarah Bizeray in New York.  The meeting was setup in order to have our first introductions and get an update on the upcoming changes regarding the Level branding operation. As of January 1, 2018, the US crew base […]

EXPRESSJET LGA Base Closure

Sisters and Brothers: Today the company announced the closing of the CRJ LGA domicile.  Your IAM leadership will be working to minimize the impact to our Flight Attendants.  Please be advised that your rights under the current CRJ CBA will be protected throughout this process. We are addressing the moving company fees being billed directly to […]

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