We have repeatedly addressed the slow pace we have experienced in negotiations since the Company filed for mediation over a year ago. We are still aggressively pursuing the scheduling of new negotiations dates. We are hopeful that we will be communicating new negotiations dates very soon.
Guide Dogs of America
It takes a village to raise the $42,000 necessary to train just one guide dog for a visually impaired owner. But thanks to the IAM, Guide Dogs of America (GDA) has an entire union behind its cause.
The 35th annual William W. Winpisinger Banquet, held recently in Las Vegas, was an opportunity to say thanks to IAM members and other supporters who donate their time, money and skills to the IAM’s favorite charity.
“It takes everyone here to make GDA’s mission to provide mobility and freedom to the visually impaired successful,” said GDA President and Director Dale Hartford. “Because you have truly made our mission your mission, hundreds of men and women have had their lives improved.”
The weekend also included a charity skeet shoot, golf tournament and motorcycle run – all to raise money for GDA.
Former IAM General Secretary-Treasurer Robert Roach, Jr. and Graystone Consulting Executive Director John Granger II received 2015 Gift of Sight awards for their longtime support of GDA. IAM District 98 Business Representative Tim Buck won the raffle for a 2015 Harley-Davidson FLHR Road King.
We recommend you stay informed when it comes to your attendance record and regularly request your reliability tab from your supervisor. If you see any discrepancies make sure you address them with management immediately with the assistance of your grievance representative.
submitted by Special Representative, Marche Johnson Cooper
Upcoming DFW visit
This week, Special Representative Marche’ Johnson-Cooper will be in DFW, December 3rd and 4th, please stop by and say hello.
CRJ Grievance Update
This week Vacation Bid Award Et al grievance 1032 was acknowledge as received by the Company, we will keep you updated on the progress of this grievance. One ATL grievance that had been scheduled for grievance mediation has been resolved amicably. This week there were three grievances received from ATL for appeal to grievance mediation.
submitted by General Chairperson, Sara Gonzales
We have confirmed our next mediation dates will be February 9-11 in conjunction with CRJ mediation in Atlanta.
Step 2 Grievances
We heard all of the outstanding grievances at Step 2 hearings in ATL on November 19th. We were able to resolve several of them but we are waiting on responses for several as well. Most of the grievances heard were on individual issues.
This week we received one additional grievance for appeal to Step 2. The base breakdown for the current pending Step 2 grievances is as follows:
We should have a date scheduled for our next Step 2 hearings by the end of the week.
Grievance Committee Update
Monday, Nov 23rd an ERJ Grievance Committee conference call was held. We reviewed progress that was made at Grievance Mediation and topics that were discussed at the meeting with the COO. In addition, each base did updates regarding current issues taking place in their base. One of the positive notes was that we have seen an overall decrease in disciplinary meetings regarding customer complaints. Also mentioned were EWR representatives who were able to resolve some cancelation pay protection issues. Scheduling inconsistencies particularly with ARC assignments was another issue that was noted and may have a grievance filed on it as well.