Association, AA Executive Session Negotiations Continue

Brothers and Sisters, The Executive Negotiating Committee met face to face with American Airlines this week in Washington, D.C.  This session focused on Maintenance Control Technicians (MCT) and Maintenance Training Specialists (MTS) along with other Mechanic & Related and Stores language.  Substantial progress was made in several non-economic articles. The constructive dialog and productive environment carried […]


Sisters and Brothers: Your Negotiating Committee, which is comprised of Aaron Thompson, Blair Carter and myself, met the week of December 4, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. With the assistance of Grand Lodge Representatives John Werkmeister, Edison Fraser and Special Representative Brianna Gregory, we began the process for moving into direct negotiations with the Company.  This […]


Sisters and Brothers: Today, we are pleased to announce, the IAM and ExpressJet has signed MOU #15 – Hotels Unscheduled Overnights as an enhancement to the current CRJ CBA. MOU #15 – Hotels Unscheduled Overnights This memorandum made and entered into in accordance with the Railway Labor Act, will confirm our understand reached during or recent discussions, involving Section 6: […]

ExpressJet Preferential Hiring Q&A

There have been several questions regarding the recent announcement, we hope this will clarify some of your concerns. CRJ Standing Bid The bid is currently open and will close December 5, 2017, at 12:00 EST.  Based on operational needs, if you voluntarily went to a new domicile, the 6-month waiting period may be waived. Training There is a […]


Sisters and Brothers, We are pleased to report that NMB Mediator Jack Kane has scheduled negotiations to resume December 7 to 8, 2017 and December 12 to 14, 2017 in Washington, D.C. The IAM acted to cause a resumption of negotiations immediately following the NMB determination that there will be no representation election. We are […]


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 […]


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, […]

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