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.
IAM Flight Attendant Conference
The IAM is excited to host the 2016 IAM Flight Attendant Conference. The conference is scheduled to take place on January 17-20, 2015 at the IAM’s William W. Winpisinger Education & Technology Center.
This conference is geared toward educating our rank and file membership on the IAM and the labor movement. Some of the topics covered will be:
- Airline Industry Update
- Jumpseat Update
- 10 Hours Rest FAR for Flight Attendants
- Flight Safety
- Negotiations Update
- Communication/Hot Topics
We will be seeking feedback and new ideas on how we can best service the membership in the future. On the last day of the conference we are going to be lobbying our congressional leaders on Capital Hill regarding 10 hours rest and fatigue restriction flight attendants before departing to the airport.
Attendance will be on a volunteer basis but we may be able to arrange unpaid time off if you would like to attend. All meals and transportation to/from DCA will be complimentary for the duration of the conference.
Please let your respective Local Lodge President know if you are interested in attending:
IAH & (ERJ) DFW-2339H President, Nancie Craft iamNancieCraft@gmail.com
ORD & CLE- 2339O President, Cori Horowitz iamCoriUnion@gmail.com
ATL, DTW & (CRJ) DFW-2339A President, Marvin Moon email@example.com
EWR-2339N President, Carli Meneses iamCarliCappelli@gmail.com
District Representative Contact Info
Just as a reminder if you need to contact a District Lodge 142 representative the email addresses are as follows:
CLE, EWR, ORD – Sara Gonzales sgonzales@iamDL142.org
DFW (ERJ) IAH – Melissa Brennan mbrennan@iamDL142.org
DFW (CRJ), ATL, DTW – Marche Johnson Cooper mjohnson-cooper@iamDL142.org
submitted by Special Representative, Marche Johnson Cooper
The next LL2339A meeting is Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 2:00 p.m. at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Atlanta Airport North, 1255 Walker Avenue, East Point, GA 30344. There is a shuttle to and from the airport.
Vacation bid award grievance
Vacation bid award grievance was heard on December 10, 2015.
- Allowing FA’s in the bid process who are on a non-flying status
- Awarding more vacation slots during certain weeks
- Awarding fewer vacation slots during certain weeks
Once the Company decision has been given to the Union, we will provide an update.
This week, we had two grievances filed in ATL, two in DFW and one in DTW. The Union and the Company was able to resolve several contractual violations amicably prior to filing a grievance. There was one grievance settlement with an amicable resolution. Grievance mediation is scheduled for February 9 – February 12, 2016.
submitted by General Chairperson, Sara Gonzales
We have received questions regarding the 2016 CST/RGT classes and are currently developing a Q&A to address your questions and concerns. If you would like to make sure your question is included please email mbrennan@iamDL142.org
Step 2 Grievances
We received two more grievances this week for appeal to Step 2. The base breakdown for the current pending Step 2 grievances is as follows:
We are awaiting confirmation from the Company regarding our next Step 2 hearing date.