The CitationAir Negotiating Committee assembled in White Plains, New York on Monday, August 19th to resume bargaining with management towards their first Collective Bargaining Agreement. Local 1108 President Captain Mat Slinghoff and Interim MEC Chairman F/O Tim Carter joined with the team for the session. The group met with the expectation of receiving new information about CitationAir’s future operations as it had been almost six months since the last meeting with management.
Week In Review
The Negotiating Committee for NetJets Technicians and Related met with the Company on August 20th and 21st. The parties discussed Article 8- (Grievance Procedure), with the Company initiating discussions regarding the Unions last proposal. The Union and the Company were able to reach a Tentative Agreement on Article 4 – (Union Security, Check Off and D.R.I.V.E.)
Negotiations continued this past week, February 27th through March 1st in Baltimore. While Airline Division Director David Bourne, met last week with Brad Holt to discuss a solution to a unified ExpressJet/ASA agreement; the focus of this week’s session was work on the Express Jet contract with the assistance of the federal mediator.
This week, the parties met in Chicago to continue Phase 1 (non economic) reconciliation talks on a joint combined collective bargaining agreement. With a few remaining reconciliation issues that may require further discussion, next week a small group from the Teamster committee will focus on constructing and tightening language to reflect the agreements reached in committee discussions. That language will then be available for analysis, review and edits by the entire committee the following week prior to moving forward.