Negotiations commenced this week between the IAM and PSA Airlines. Present for the Company was Matthew J. Kernan, Director of Flight Operations, and Karl Hanisch, Director of Maintenance. Present for the Union was James M. Samuel, General Chair, Todd Roan, Ian Cole and Greg Farmer, Negotiating Committee Members.
The dialogue between the parties was positive and substantive. Topics of discussion included a detailed conversation concerning the upcoming health care plan changes with a presentation given by Bobby Jones, Director of Finance/IT, processes and procedures both sides will use in direct negotiations with respect to proposals and costing, discussions on locations for future meetings, and the setting of dates for future negotiation sessions. The dates are tentatively set for the weeks of November 23, December 14 and January 4 of 2016.
Additional talks centered on Articles of the contract in which neither party planned on opening for an exchange of proposals at this point. Those articles tentatively agreed to were Article 12 – Jury Duty, 22 – Savings Clause, 23 – No Other Agreements, 26 – Conduct of Union Business and 27 – Union Shop and Voluntary Dues Checkoff.
The only source for accurate information concerning negotiations will be from your District Lodge and will be released following each negotiating session. Please ensure you receive your copy of the Negotiations Survival Guide from your station Shop Steward. IF you did not receive one, please let me know. As always, if you have any questions about this process, please give me a call at (859) 653-4037 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With best wishes, we remain
Sincerely and fraternally,
James M. Samuel
Todd Roan – CAK Ian Cole – CLT Greg Farmer – DAY
NEGOTIATING COMMITTEE MEMBERS