Your IAM joint contract negotiations committee met from Monday, August 22, 2016 and continued through Thursday, August 25, 2016 in St. Louis, Missouri.

Your committee exchanged proposals with the Company on the following Sections:

Section 5 Travel Expenses – Your committee is happy to report that after several exchanges and discussions on this Section, we have reached a Tentative Agreement (TA) that will provide improvements for Flight Attendants.

Section 22 Union Activities – Your committee is pleased; that after many proposals and counter proposals on this Section, we have reached a Tentative Agreement (TA) that will provide the Union the ability to properly represent our members.

Section 26 Benefits – We opened negotiations on this Section by focusing on the insurance portion.  Both the Company and the Union have exchanged proposals and we have narrowed down the outstanding insurance issues and plan to continue working toward resolving these issues during the next session.

As of this session, the following sections of the JCBA have been tentatively agreed to:

Section 1, Recognition and Scope
Section 5, Travel Expenses
Section 7, Seniority
Section 9, Sick Leave
Section 12, Furlough, Displacement and Recall
Section 13, Filling of Vacancies
Section 15, Uniforms
Section 16, Medical Examinations
Section 17, Investigation
Section 18, Grievance
Section 19, System Board of Adjustment
Section 20, Missing, Interned or Hostage
Section 21, Union Security or Dues Check Off
Section 22, Union Activities
Section 23, General
Section 24, Management Rights
Section 25, Safety, Health and Security

The mediator has scheduled the next negotiations session for September 19 – 23, 2016 in St. Louis, Missouri.

Negotiations updates can be accessed at: or on the IAM ExpressJet App which can be downloaded by searching IAMAW on your App or Google Play store.


Fraternally yours,

Sara Gonzales

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