IAM/PSA AIRLINES RATIFICATION VOTE INFORMATION

Voting on the recently released Tentative Agreement reached with your carrier was conducted this week in CAK, DAY, CVG, CLT and GSP.  With just under 80% of the total membership participating in this ratification, the Tentative Agreement was rejected by over 92% by the voting membership. We will begin the process of soliciting the membership […]

Association, AA Executive Session Negotiations Continue

Brothers and Sisters, The Executive Negotiating Committee met face to face with American Airlines this week in Washington DC. This session was focused on Maintenance Training Specialists (MTS) and was very productive. Non-economic articles were discussed. Constructive dialog in a productive environment helped the parties significantly narrow their positions in numerous articles that produced an agreement on most outstanding language issues. Complete Tentative Agreements were […]

ALASKA AIRLINES NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE

Sisters and Brothers: The joint Alaska Airlines Negotiating Committee continued negotiations with Alaska Airlines management this week in Seattle, Washington, at the SeaTac DoubleTree. Represented by the Company were:  Greg Mays, Vice President/Labor; Wayne Newton, Vice President/AOCS; Constance von Muehlen, Managing Director/M&E; Bob Hartnett, Labor Director; Denise Kliskey, COPS Labor Manager; Maranda Rosenthal, Senior Attorney, […]

EXPRESSJET ERJ Furlough Announcement

Sisters and Brothers, As you know, the Company made the unfortunate announcement today that they will be furloughing 68 flight attendants on the ERJ side of the operation.  We are hopeful that this will be temporary but the eventual duration of the furloughs is unknown.  The impact will greatly depend on the ERJ flight attendant […]

AA DFW MECHANIC UPDATE

Sisters and Brothers: I have recently received a number of calls regarding the Preferential Hiring Agreement and the Vacation Bid process.  In order to eliminate the rumors and misinformation I would like to address these issues here. Preferential Hiring Agreement signed 8/6/2014 This agreement provided a pathway for an employee that was furloughed from a […]

IAM / PSA AIRLINES TENTATIVE AGREEMENT INFO

Many people have been questioning the rules and requirements that are being communicated for the upcoming ratification vote.  They can be found on page 18 of the District Lodge 142 By-Laws which read in part: ARTICLE XIII Section 1.  All negotiated contracts shall be submitted to the membership affected for ratification. Each negotiated airline contract […]

IAM/BRITISH AIRWAYS  NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE

On Wednesday afternoon, Doug Caines again tried to “communicate” with the US based employees and only succeeded in insulting the group at large.  Again. He would have you believe that there are employees who are eager to see progress in achieving an agreement that satisfies “the legitimate interest of the Company and our affected employees”.  […]

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