Category: Alaska

ALASKA AIRLINES NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE

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, […]

Neutral Javits Issues Initial Integrated Seniority Lists at Alaska Airlines

IAM District 142 today announced that Neutral Joshua Javits issued his Report and Recommendations and initial integrated seniority lists for IAM represented Clerical, Office and Passenger Service Employees of Alaska Airlines and Virgin America Airlines. The IAM retained the services of Neutral Javits, former Chairman of the National Mediation Board and member of the National […]

1.5 Million Dollar Remedy Reached in Alaska Airlines HMO Arbitration

IAM members will be receiving approximately 1.5 million dollars as a result of the IAM’s successful arbitration against Alaska Airlines regarding HMO coverage.  In its December 20, 2016 Order, the IAM-Alaska System Board of Adjustment, through Arbitrator John LaRocco, ordered Alaska to cease and desist from violating its contractual obligation to contribute the “same amount” […]

IAM / Alaska Airlines – Virgin America Transition Agreement Details

Sisters and Brothers, On February 18, 2017, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) and Alaska Airlines announced the reach of a transition agreement that will provide improvements to the working conditions and benefits for Clerical, Office and Passenger Service (COPS) employees. This agreement spells out how Virgin America employees will transition to […]

Transition Agreement Reached with IAM, Alaska Airlines Agrees to Bring Work “In-House”

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) and Alaska Airlines today reached a transition agreement that will provide improvements to the working conditions and benefits for Clerical, Office and Passenger Service (COPS) employees. This agreement spells out how Virgin America employees will transition to the coverage of the existing IAM-Alaska Airlines collective bargaining […]

IAM/Alaska Airlines Update: In Response to Jeff Butler

Sisters and Brothers, Jeff Butler responded to my membership report Monday regarding the Alaska- Virgin merger transition talks and tentative agreement.  While his remarks were filled with alternate facts, one thing he conveniently left out was that Alaska is trying to walk away from an agreement made with the IAM that protected the work of […]

IAM FILES FOR “SINGLE CARRIER STATUS” AT ALASKA AIRLINES

The IAM today announced it filed for a determination of single carrier status at Alaska Airlines with the National Mediation Board (NMB). The filing requests that the federal agency affirm that post-merger Alaska Airlines and Virgin America are now functioning as a single transportation system for representation purposes for Clerical, Office, Fleet and Passenger Service […]

ALASKA PARTIALLY COMPLIES WITH HMO ARBITRATION DECISION

Sisters and Brothers, COPS Employees at Alaska Airlines enrolled in several of the HMO plans will be paying less for health care premiums beginning with their upcoming paychecks. This is the result of the IAM’s recent arbitration win, in which Arbitrator John LaRocco ordered Alaska to cease and desist from violating its contractual obligation to […]

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