ExpressJet Weekly Update March 1, 2016


Negotiations Update

contract_negotiationsAfter the IAM’s request for a proffer of arbitration last month, IAM District 142 and ExpressJet Airlines have agreed to continue joint contract negotiations the week of April 25th in Atlanta, GA.



#IAMfor10 Rally for Rest


Join us March 16th to continue our #IAMfor10 fight for 10 hours rest and an FAA mandated Fatigue Risk Management Program for Flight Attendants. We will be having a rally and lobbying event in Washington, DC and this is your chance to make your voice heard!

 March 16th        –              Washington, D.C.

 10:30 a.m.​                           Rally for Rest at U.S. Capitol

12:00 – 4:00 p.m.              ​Congressional Office Visits

Be a part of history!


If you can join us on Capitol Hill to fight for our rights please email

This achievement has truly been a team effort and shows how much we can accomplish through solidarity.  From IAM leadership to the IAM Legislative Department to our IAM members, we were all united, stood up for what was right and achieved this success together.




We are pleased to announce for the first time, we have organized a system-wide enrollment at our ExpressJet bases for National Group Protection (NGP) supplemental benefits that are available to you as an IAM member.

National Group Protection (NGP) will be in the crew rooms in February and March to conduct a supplemental benefits enrollment for IAMAW District 142 members at ExpressJet.  Please meet in person with a benefit counselor to enroll or make changes to your existing coverage.  Members can enroll in any of the crew rooms, not just your base location.

Accident Insurance    ·    Cancer Insurance    ·    Critical Illness Coverage

Short Term Disability    ·    Whole Life Insurance


There are some benefit enhancements/upgrades this year, so please take the time to sit down with a benefit counselor and review your options.  This is also an excellent time to make sure you have filed for your annual health screening benefits, which are part of the accident, cancer and critical illness benefit plans.

  • Supplemental – these plans supplement any existing coverage
  • Limited Underwriting – no medical or physical exams required
  • Family Coverage – available with all of the plans (except disability)
  • Portable – members can continue coverage if they leave the company (except disability)
  • Payroll Deduction – premiums are paid through payroll deduction

Detroit                   Feb 29–March 2

Atlanta                   March 7—11

O’Hare                   March 8—10

Houston                 March 8—11

DFW                       March 14—16

Cleveland              March 22–24

Detroit                   March 29–31


If you have any questions regarding the upcoming enrollment, please contact National Group Protection (NGP) at 800-344-9016.

submitted by Marche’ Johnson-Cooper Special Representative



This week we received six grievances for appeal to grievance mediation from ATL.



submitted by Sara Gonzales

 Step 2 Grievances

We received two grievances this week for appeal to Step 2.  The pending Step 2 grievance base breakdown is as follows:




Our next Step 2 hearings are scheduled to take place March 23rd in Houston, Texas.



Grievance Mediation

Several issues and grievances were resolved at Grievance Mediation this past week.  Our next CRJ/ERJ Grievance Mediation session will be held May 9 – May 11, 2016.


Upcoming Local Lodge Meetings

2339N (EWR)

EWR Embassy Suites

95 Glimcher Realty Way, Elizabeth, NJ 07201

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 3pm

transportation provided from EWR P-4


2339O (CLE & ORD)

ORD Best Western

10300 W Higgins Rd, Rosemont, Illinois, 60018

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 1pm

transportation provided from ORD bus/shuttle center


2339H (ERJ-DFW & IAH)

Ramada Houston Intercontinental East

6115 Will Clayton Pkwy, Humble, TX 77338

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 1pm

transportation available from IAH


2339A (CRJ-DFW, DTW & ATL)

Fairfield Inn & Suites

1255 Walker Ave. East Point, GA 30344

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 2pm

transportation available from ATL


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