XJT Negotiations Update

Saturday, January 14, 2017



Your IAM joint contract negotiations committee met from Monday, January 9 and continued through Thursday, January 12, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona.


Your committee exchanged several proposals with the Company on the following Sections:


Section 4, Scheduling –  Our focus this session was on bidding, deadhead, part-time program, work rules and reserves. While we are making progress in this Section, there are still outstanding issues we are addressing. Your committee is fully aware of the impact this section has on your quality of life and we remain steadfast in our positon to provide you industry leading working conditions.


Section 8, Vacation – Your committee presented this comprehensive section to the Company during our last session and is still awaiting a response from the Company.


Section 26, Benefits – We have exchanged proposals on this Section, however your committee is critically reviewing the impact this will have on our membership.


As of this session, the following sections of the JCBA are open:


Section 3, Compensation                                         Section 11, Leaves of Absence
Section 4, Scheduling                                              Section 14, Moving Expenses
Section 6, Training                                                   Section 26, Benefits
Section 8, Vacation                                                  Section 27, Duration
Section 10, OJI                                                        Section 30, System Seniority List


As your Negotiating Committee continues to negotiate the Scheduling section and look for ways to resolve the inequalities between both contracts, we attempt to work with the company on the financial challenges they have expressed while protecting the interest of our Flight Attendants. We are approaching some of the most challenging sections that are associated with compensation.


The mediator has scheduled the next negotiations session for February 20 – 23, 2017, in Phoenix, Arizona.


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


Fraternally yours,


Sara Gonzales


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