Contract talks for the pilots and professional flight engineers at Amerijet are proceeding, according to Local 769 Business Representative Daisy Gonzalez-Colli. While several key sections of the contract have not yet been addressed, the parties have been focused on non economic issues and contract language.
Week In Review
The NetJets Technicians and Related Negotiating Committee met with the company on December 5, 2013 and made counter proposals on several Articles, reaching a TA on Article 12. The NetJets Pilots Negotiation Committee met on December 4 and 5, 2013, making counter proposals on several Sections. Talks are set to resume in mid January.
Rank and file TAMC (Teamster Aviation Mechanics Coalition) members went on Capitol Hill on November 12th and 13th to continue the fight against Outsourced Aircraft Maintenance. Rank and file Mechanics, Fred Lewelling (LU 19), Larry Bailey (LU 210), Ervin Cornavaca LU (210), Tom Reid (LU 210), Gary Kagel (LU 769), and Pramod Thomas (LU 781) were joined by Business Agent Dave Saucedo (LU 986), Airline Division Representative Bob Fisher and TAMC Chairman Chris Moore for a series of meetings with lawmakers.
Representatives of the Airline Division and Republic Airways management met at Teamsters Headquarters in Washington, DC on October 17th to discuss re-starting negotiations to reach an amended collective bargaining agreement. General President Hoffa called for this meeting following an announcement by the NMB that mediation between the Teamsters and the carrier were to be “parked” for an indefinite period of time due to the distance between the parties in negotiations.
Negotiations for a stand-alone Technician and Related, Subsidiary ASA contract resumed this week in Atlanta with the Union and the Company agreeing to meet outside of Federal Mediation.
The Company has yet to respond to the union proposal that advised the company of the unions’ interest in accepting their offer of additional wages and work rules with the understanding that it would only apply to the S-ASA side.