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Meeting will begin at 1:00pm at IAM Local Lodge 1487 located at 50 West Oakton Street

 

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November Agenda

WEDNESDAY, November 12, 2014 1:00 PM

Local Lodge 1487 Offices at 50 West Oakton in Des Plaines, IL

Pledge/Roll Call

New Applications/Initiations

Reading of Minutes – Monica Pasillas, Recording Secretary

Introduction of Visitors

Financial Officer Report – Emilie Shewmaker – Secretary Treasure

Communications and Bills – Monica Pasillas, Recording Secretary

Executive Board Report

Unfinished Business:

None

NEW BUSINESS: 
 
Motion to spend up to $250 for packaging and shipping bulletin boards to MCI and DEN.
Motion to spend up to $400 on a holiday party.
Motion to pay Emilie Shewmaker lost time to work with the Grand Lodge Auditor to finalize the transition from the previous Secretary Treasurer.
 

Committee Reports:

Overall review of each committee

– District Report

– Grievance Report

– Health / Safety Committee Report

– Reserve Committee Report

– Human Rights / Good & Welfare / Young Machinists Report

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Jumpseat Update

JUMPSEAT UPDATE

IAM Airline Coordinator Ira Levy and I met with the UAL AFA MEC President, Vice President and Secretary-Treasurer last week in an effort to remedy the current one-sided jumpseat agreement which leaves ExpressJet flight attendants without access to any United jumpseats. As we have reiterated many times before, the IAM does not and will not support a non-reciprocal agreement.

There were two key issues discussed. The first being the UAL flight attendant contractual provision, which prevents anyone other than a United flight attendant from occupying the s-UAL jumpseats. After much in depth discussion, the UAL AFA MEC Officers have committed to take the topic of opening up their jumpseat to XJT flight attendants to the rest of the UAL AFA MEC for a decision.

The other issue is United’s unilateral decision to remove XJT flight attendants’ access to s-CAL aircrafts, while allowing all s-CAL and s-UAL flight attendants unlimited access to the XJT flight attendant jumpseat. There is nothing other than United’s unfair policy preventing XJT flight attendants access to s-CAL jumpseats. The UAL MEC was very receptive to our plight and committed their support in imploring United to change their unfair and one-sided jumpseat policy and reinstate our long-standing reciprocal jumpseat agreement with s-CAL flight attendants.

We would like to thank UAL AFA for meeting with us and look forward to resolving this issue together.

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Negotiations Update

EXPRESSJET NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE

In earlier updates, we explained the process of Mediation and what this step means to the ExpressJet membership. Now that we are in Joint Collective Bargaining, the first step was for one or both parties to file a request seeking assistance from the National Mediation Board (NMB) to get an agreement, this was done by the company just prior to our last scheduled negotiation session. While we have been fighting for improvements in our joint agreement, the company is more focused on concessionary negotiations. When it became a clear to the company that the IAM negotiating team was not willing to entertain any forms of concessions, they stopped talks and proceeded to request the assistance of the NMB. Recently, both parties were advised by the NMB that mediator Jack Kane has been assigned to our case.

The Mediator will now reach out to each party and establish a time for both parties to come back to the table and report to him what their outstanding issues are and what they are willing to do. The Mediator will then meet with each side in an attempt to get the two sides to come to an agreement. His involvement is to guide the talks – he cannot dictate that either side accepts the other’s offer.

After our last announcement that the company requested the NMB to get involved in our talks, we received many emails from people believing that we are getting ready for a strike. That is totally untrue. For most negotiations covered under the Railway Labor Act (RLA), NMB intervention is common and is generally the time when we are able to reach a Tentative Agreement. We have attached a flow chart showing where we are in this process.

Should you have any questions regarding talks or the process of Mediation, please contact your local grievance representative.

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October Agenda

WEDNESDAY, October 8, 2014 1:00 PM

Local Lodge 1487 Offices at 50 West Oakton in Des Plaines, IL

Pledge/Roll Call

New Applications/Initiations

Reading of Minutes – Monica Pasillas, Recording Secretary

Introduction of Visitors

Financial Officer Report – Emilie Shewmaker – Secretary Treasure

Communications and Bills – Monica Pasillas, Recording Secretary

Executive Board Report

Unfinished Business:

None

NEW BUSINESS: 
 
Motion to spend up to $200 for office supplies for the office at Local Lodge 1487. 
 

Committee Reports:

Overall review of each committee

– District Report

– Grievance Report

– Health / Safety Committee Report

– Reserve Committee Report

– Human Rights / Good & Welfare / Young Machinists Report

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Negotiations Update – September 11, 2014

Your IAM joint contract negotiations committee met from Monday, September 8, 2014 and continued through Thursday, September 11, 2014 in Houston, Texas.
In an effort to close the following open Sections, your negotiation committee worked hard to propose language that would be acceptable to the membership and have now passed these proposals and are awaiting a response from the Company.

  • Travel Expenses
  • Moving Expenses
  • Union Activities
  • Training
  • General
  • Investigations

As we await the Company’s response, we remain cautiously optimistic that we will soon be able to close out the sections above.   The next negotiation session will be in Atlanta, GA on September 22nd through the 25th.
The next IAM Negotiation webcast will be on Tuesday, September 23rd at 7:00 PM EST (6:00 CST).  You can watch our last webcast at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/iam-flight-attendant-truth-squad. If you are unable to join the webcast live and have questions you would like addressed please email sgonzales@iamDL142.org with the subject “Webcast Questions”.
The dedicated website for negotiations can be accessed at: www.iamoneuniononevoice.org
Also, you may opt to have the updates sent to you via email by signing up through the District 142 website, www.iamdl142.org.

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Executive Board / Grievance Nominaitons

Executive Board Nominations

Positions Unopposed

( This will be your Executive Board until December 31, 2017 )

President – Troy Marr
Vice-President – Cori Horowitz
Recording Secretary – Monica Pasillas
Secretary Treasurer – Emilie Shewmaker
Conductor Sentinel – Stephanie Starks
Trustee(s) – Banetta Jones and Angela Howard
Auditors(s) – Darci McLaren

MCI Grievance Representative – Darci McLaren
DEN Grievance Representative – Emilie Shewmaker

Apposed Positions ( Election will be held )

ORD Grievance Representatives

Troy Marr
Cori Horowitz
Monica Pasillas
Banetta Jones

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Approved Motions

The following motions were approved at the union meeting today:

Motion to reimburse grievance representatives lost time, per diem, and travel expenses to attend a one day grievance training in Kansas City

Motion to approve a $300 a month communications budget for the months of September, October, and November

Motion to approve a $300 a month grievance committee budget for the months of September, October, and November

Motion to donate $50 to the Pride at Work Team for Chicago AIDS Walk & Run 2014

Motion to donate $100 toward Breast Cancer awareness

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Union Meeting this Wednesday – Nominations

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ORD Crew Room Visit

Troy Marr will be in and around the ORD Crew Room this afternoon (Monday) and tomorrow morning (Tuesday) if you should need any assistance.

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