This week, the Cape Air ExCo and Negotiating Committee announced that a tentative agreement had been reached to extend the existing CBA to September 2018. The tentative agreement will now be submitted to the Local’s Executive Board and Airline Division Director for final review before a ratification vote by the members.
The parties met in Las Vegas the week of July 27, 2015 at the direction of Mediator McGuckin. The process of working in subcommittees continued through the session. Several Articles required adjustment/clarification prior to being TA’d. The FST negotiations committee and the Company met through the week to discuss language applying to their craft. The FST negotiation committee will meet with the company September 1st -3rd in IAH.
Lead Union negotiator Bob Luciano and IBT Airline Division representative Chris Moore, accompanied by an IBT staff economist met with Express Jet COO, Alex Marren, Vice President of Maintenance Bob Madigan and Senior Director Lon Ziegler on Monday, July 13th, 2005.
Airline Division Director David Bourne was joined by Air Canada Business, International Representatives and Air Canada management in Clearwater Beach, Florida on Thursday and Friday to sign the new Agreement and to hold a system board.
On June 18, the Coalition of Airline Pilots Association (CAPA), announced that Barbara Boxer e-introduced the "Safe Skies Act of 2015" (S.1612) in the 114th Congress, along with co-sponsors Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA), Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Sen. Al Franken (D-MN).
In March of 2013 the Teamsters and UAL settled a dispute which resulted in a new benefit for IBT represented members. The new benefit is a one-time career move which provides for many or all costs associated with moving to be paid for by the company. An IBT-represented employee is eligible for a “Career Move” once in their career, provided they is not on probation or returning from inactive status (Furlough, Illness Leave, etc.).
On Thursday June 4th the RUL arbitration continued in Newark at the Airport Hilton. The Company presented its evidence and testimony as the IBT had previously rested pending any rebuttal. After the Company rested there was one very brief rebuttal witness from the Union. The arbitrator then declared the record closed and it was determined that closing arguments would be submitted in the form of briefs. The day's testimony and rebuttal took about five hours. Legal counsel for both sides will now wait for the transcripts from this last day of testimony before beginning the process of writing the briefs.
The NetJets Negotiating Committee worked internally through the week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday writing a counter proposal to Article 22- (Classification), and finalizing the union language on MCC Classification. Along with Article 22, the Committee also finished their proposal on Article 20 – (Training) with emphasis on incorporating existing LOA language into the Article.