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IAM Members at OpenSkies Ratify Contract

Sisters and Brothers, With the majority of members voting, IAM members at OpenSkies have overwhelmingly ratified the recent tentative agreement covering US based cabin crew members at the carrier. This collective bargaining agreement will provide pay increases, reward the seniority of everyone at the Company and secure top of the industry health care rates for […]


Sisters and Brothers, We are pleased to announce that we have reached a Tentative Agreement for a new contract, the details of which will be sent to everyone individually.  It is of the utmost importance that you review the details of the ratification voting carefully in order to ensure your ability to vote.   Ratification results […]

OpenSkies Negotiations Update

Sisters and Brothers, Your negotiating committee met with the Company under the supervision of the National Mediation Board member, Victoria Gray in New York City, January 4-5, 2017. Since this was our first mediated negotiations session with the Company, the mediator gave a detailed presentation on the mediation process.  In addition, the Company gave a […]


After 18 months of negotiations and one rejected tentative agreement, the IAM filed a request for mediation with the National Mediation Board (NMB).  Today we were notified that the NMB has assigned Mediator Victoria Gray to the OpenSkies case.  We are hopeful this will be a positive step in reaching a tentative agreement that the […]


Sisters and Brothers, We went back to the negotiations table on October 18, 2016 at 2 Park Avenue, New York City.  Present for Open Skies were Valerie Francois, Human Resources Director, Tony Scheppens, Peter Nye, Director of Flight Operations and Attorney Rick Vitarelli.  In attendance for the Union, General Chair Sara Gonzales and negotiating committee members Cathy Carey and […]

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