The parties met on August 20 – 21, 2015 and continued negotiations for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. Present for the Company were Valerie Francois – Human Resources Director, Tony Schepens – Senior Cabin Crew Manager, In-Flight Product Manager, Cristina Kirkorian – Cabin Crew Base Manager USA and Rick Vitarelli – Attorney, Jackson Lewis. In attendance for the Union were General Chair Mike Manzo and Negotiating Committee Members Cathy Carey and Francois Bisi.
Your Negotiating Committee continued to review and discuss all the issues raised and the responses to the on-line survey that helped formulate our proposals. During this session discussions continued on all of the non-economic proposals. We also addressed up-ranking to the CCL position and the process to be followed going forward.
The talks continued to be productive, positive and encouraging. We have scheduled the following dates to continue negotiations: October 6 – 8, 29, and November 24, 2015. The dates we had scheduled for September 17 – 18, 2015 were cancelled due to conflicts.
Please address any questions or concerns you have to members of your Negotiating Committee. Additional bulletins will follow to keep everyone informed and updated on our progress.
Cathy Carey Francois Bisi