Your IAM joint contract negotiations committee met from Monday, June 13, 2016 and continued through Friday, June 17, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri.
The following is an update from this week’s session:
Section 5 Travel Expenses – After several exchanges this week, your committee has tentatively agreed to all language in this section other than a single issue related to per-diem. Your committee will continue to address this issue when we reconvene negotiations the week of June 28, 2016.
Section 6 Training – Your committee presented the Company a proposal addressing our needs related to training and we have narrowed the open issues down to a few, which are contingent on other sections of the agreement which have not been addressed yet.
Section 9 Sick Leave – Your committee is happy to report that we have reached a Tentative Agreement (TA) on this section that will provide improvements for all Flight Attendants.
Section 11 Leaves of Absences – Your committee presented this comprehensive section to the Company during the last session and we are waiting for a response from the Company.
Section 14 Moving Expenses – Your committee presented this comprehensive section to the Company during the last session and we are waiting for a response from the Company.
Section 22 Union Activities – After several exchanges this week and much discussion across the table, your committee is very disappointed that the last Company proposal failed to adequately provide the Union the ability to properly represent our members. Your committee is prepared to address this during our next session.
Section 23 General – Your committee is happy to report that we have reached a Tentative Agreement (TA) on this section that will provide improvements for all Flight Attendants.
As of this session, the following sections of the JCBA have been tentatively agreed to:
Section 1, Recognition and Scope
Section 7, Seniority
Section 9, Sick Leave
Section 12, Furlough, Displacement and Recall
Section 13, Filling of Vacancies
Section 15, Uniforms
Section 17, Investigation
Section 18, Grievance
Section 19, System Board of Adjustment
Section 20, Missing, Interned or Hostage
Section 21, Union Security or Dues Check Off
Section 23, GeneralSection 24, Management Rights
Section 25, Safety, Health and Security
The mediator has scheduled our next session in Denver CO, the week of June 27, 2016.Negotiations updates can be accessed at: www.iamDL142.org or on the IAM ExpressJet App which can be downloaded by searching IAMAW on your App or Google Play store.