ALASKA-VIRGIN AMERICA SENIORITY TEAM TO MEET

Sisters and Brothers, On April 4, the joint Alaska/Virgin America seniority integration team will be meeting with Joshua Javits, the selected neutral arbitrator to discuss the merging of the two airline’s seniority roster into one roster.  During this meeting, Arbitrator Javits will explain his process to the team and the team will explain any concerns […]

IAM/PSA AIRLINES NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE

Brothers and Sisters, Continuing from the progress of the last session in February, negotiations resumed this week between the IAM and PSA Airlines at the Company’s maintenance facility in Dayton, Ohio.  Your Union negotiating committee was present and again joined by Grand Lodge Representative John Werkmeister.  Present for the Company was Karl Hanisch, DOM and […]

SWISSPORT – PHX UPDATE RATIFICATION VOTE

As you are aware, we announced last week a Tentative Agreement between Swissport Fueling and your negotiating committee. This agreement includes improvements in work rules, hours of service, working conditions, and benefits and wages. Additionally, this agreement will guarantee access to a grievance procedure to resolve disputes going forward.  Without this agreement, there are no […]

IAM / EL AL AIRLINES NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE

The parties convened this week to begin negotiations for your new Collective Bargaining Agreement.  Present for the Union were Andrew Boyd from the City Office, Lenny Costa, Chief Steward from JFK and James M. Samuel, General Chairperson from District Lodge 142.  Attending for the Company were Yossi Benbasset, HR & Admin. Manager and Roger Briton, […]

Association, AA Mechanic & Related/Stores Negotiations Update

Sisters and Brothers, The Association Mechanic & Related/Stores Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines the week of March 6th, 2017 in DFW. During this week’s session, the Committee discussed the following Articles: Classifications – We presented the company a complete proposal for the M&R group on this complex article, including QA, Planners & Tech Docs, whose […]

Affordable Care Act

Sisters and Brothers, A plan was released to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.  The Affordable Care Act enabled 20 million previously uninsured people to obtain medical coverage.  The repeal and replace bill would slash or eliminate health benefits for tens of millions of people while granting tax breaks to the wealthiest Americans.  The […]

EXPRESSJET GRIEVANCE REPRESENTATIVES – ATL, IAH AND DTW

Sisters and Brothers, Effective March 5, 2017, ExpressJet Flight Attendants Lora Berntsen, Debby Tucker and Audra Bruner have been appointed to the position of Grievance Representative.  Air Transport District 142 appointed these positions per the LL2339N Bylaws.  Their responsibilities will include the administration of the Collective Bargaining Agreement for their respective bases. Lora was hired […]

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