The parties met for negotiations on September 13, 14 and 15, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Charlotte, North Carolina. Present for the Company were Tina Vos, Managing Director Human Resources, Mike McHargue, Director of Maintenance, and Ashley Krueger, Employee Relations Manager.  Present for the Union were Jerry Lemke, General Chair; Gary Vargo, Jason Saledas, Seneca Harris and Allan James Ross.

Several proposals were exchanged between the parties, including Articles:  5 Classification of Work, 6 Hours of Service, 10 Leave of Absence, 11 Vacancies and Posted Jobs, 12 Seniority, 14 Furlough/Layoff and 32 Household Moving Allowance. Tentative agreements were achieved on Articles 11 Vacancies and Posted Jobs, 12 Seniority and 14 Furlough/Layoff. Discussions centered on full explanations behind each proposal. Dialogue between the parties was again positive and constructive. following Articles have been tentatively agreed to: 4 Union Shop and Voluntary Check-Off, 13 Probationary Period, 16 Transportation, 17 Transfer out of Bargaining Unit, 19 System Board of Adjustment, 21 Liability for Damage to Equipment, 22 Savings Clause, 23 No Other Agreement, 30 Test Flights, and 31 Company Meetings.

Negotiations will resume on January 17, 18, and 19, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Future negotiation meetings are planned on February 21, 22 and 23, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Thank you for your continued solidarity and support during these negotiations. If you have any questions related to the negotiation process, please contact the Negotiation Committee or myself at jlemke@iamdl142.org
Sincerely and fraternally,


Jerry Lemke

Gary Vargo    Seneca Harris     Jason Saledas      Allan James Ross


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