Posted August 15, 2014.
After a series of delays your Negotiating Committee met with the company August 11 – 15, 2014 in Honolulu.
Present for the company was Karen Berry – VP Employee/Labor Relations; Lance Higa-Sr. Director Maintenance Planning and Warranty; Keao Mattos – Sr. Contract Administrator HR/LR; Aaron Iga – Sr. Contract Administrator HR/LR; and Stefan Knoepfel – Sr. Financial Analyst.
Representing the membership was Randy Griffith – General Chair District Lodge 142, Dave Figueira – Grievance Committee Chair, Brian Simonson – Lead Line Serviceman, and Randall Bangay – A/C Welder.
While negotiations are an inherently slow process, progress was made in the following Articles: Art. 5 – Training; Art. 6 – Hours of Service; Art. 7 – Overtime & Holidays; Art. 10 – Vacancies; Art. 12 – Vacations; Art. 15 – Discipline & Grievance; Art. 18 – General & Miscellaneous; Art. 22 – Part Time; and Letters of Agreement #3 and #15.
Future negotiations have been scheduled for the weeks of October 6, October 27, and November 17, 2014.
Your Committee is committed to getting the agreement this membership deserves and as always your continued support is necessary.
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