Outside of the Federal Mediation Process that both the legacy Express Jet and legacy ASA are involved in, the Teamster leadership agreed to a meeting with a combined negotiating committee to explore how progress could be made on a joint collective bargaining agreement.
In a message to the membership on Wednesday, Atlas ExCo Chairman Captain Bob Kirchner announced that the union has filed a Section 6 notice regarding the “Union Express Operation LoA” that is part of the current Atlas CBA.
The NetJets Dispatchers Negotiating Committee met this past week on Tuesday and Wednesday for preparation and electronic passes with the Company, then in person with the Company on Thursday.
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).