WEDNESDAY, December 11, 2013 1:00 PM – ALOFT HOTEL
Reading of Minutes – Monica Pasillas, Recording Secretary
Introduction of Visitors
Financial Officer Report – Tegan McDougle – Secretary Treasure
Communications and Bills – Monica Pasillas, Recording Secretary
Executive Board Report
Motion to send and reimburse Troy Marr and Monica Pasillias for registration fees, hotel, and travel expenses to attend the youth conference in San Antonio in January.
Motion to spend up to $200 on a Flight Attendant appreciation day in January.
Overall review of each committee
- District Report
- Grievance Report
- Health / Safety Committee Report
- Reserve Committee Report
- Human Rights / Good & Welfare / Young Machinists Report
Brothers and Sisters,
I cannot adequately express how happy I feel to be home with my family for the first time in a year. Things such as; cooking with mom, shopping with the family, having drinks and great conversation with old friends, and decorating my parent’s house for Christmas; has reminded me of how amazing it is to work in the industry that makes these same experiences possible for millions of people every day. The look in my son’s eyes when he saw me exit security and the long embrace by my mom when I walked through her door, reminded me of how much the people we love need us. We, as flight attendants and safety professionals have connected families and friends from all over the world today to celebrate and be thankful for all the great blessings in their lives.
Most days I am bombarded by grievances, complaints, and frustrations derived from the never ending chaos of our industry. However, today I am focused and feel blessed that the career I have chosen has given me the ability to travel the world, meet extraordinary people, and most importantly, has allowed me to spend this much needed time with the people that mean the most to me.
I cannot thank each of you enough for the work that you do each and every day. Join me in celebrating our profession by thinking about all of the families and friends you personally have brought together.
I know it has been a tough year and we have a long road and a lot of work ahead of us as we continue to combine our operations and negotiate our first joint contract. Whether you are spending today with your loved ones or flying partners, I encourage you all to make the most of this time by remembering why you have chosen this career, the benefits it has afforded to you and your family, and all the lives you impact daily.
I wish you all safe travels, and a very Happy Thanksgiving.
Troy Robert Marr
Your IAM joint contract negotiations committee met this week on Monday, November 18, 2013 and continued through Thursday, November 21, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.
The committee worked on the General, Moving Expenses and Uniform Sections.
Our main focus in the General Section is the Commuter Clause. Combining the best of both the CRJ and ERJ Commuter Clauses has proven quite challenging. However, we are committed to standing strong, as we know this can have a drastic impact on the membership.
In the Uniform Section, we still have substantial differences but we have continued to make progress through creative solutions.
We have addressed several concerns in Moving Expenses that were highlighted during both the ERJ and CRJ displacements. We have been able to successfully address those issues in the majority of this Section. However, there is a small but key portion that remains unresolved at this time.
The negotiations survey is now open until December 5, 2013. Your opinions are in important in helping your negotiations committee in navigating through the remaining financial portions. http://www.expertscan.autodata.com/default.aspx?webid=877D6C44-2775-4630-B816-87B18A0BE8AE
Our next scheduled negotiations session is planned for December 9, 2013 in Atlanta, GA.
The next webcast will be held Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 5 pm Eastern.
Please join us in welcoming our new members. Tiffany Bernard, Mohamad Hamieh, Camila Domingues, Toya Keller, Jimmy Pruett, and Teresa Johnson will be graduating from the ExpressJet Airlines Inflight Training Program in Houston, Texas on Wednesday and will be joining our team in Kansas City. Congratulations and WELCOME ABOARD!
Your IAM joint contract negotiations committee met this week on Monday, November 11, 2013 and continued through Friday, November 15, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.
The committee worked on the General and Uniform Sections. On Thursday we were joined by Brad Hold, President & COO, Brandee Reynolds, Vice President of Inflight, Dan Curtin, Director of Inflight, Kevin Wade, Vice President of Finance and Controller and Joe Schmidt, Director of Training and Inflight Standards. Kevin Wade gave a short presentation on the Company’s current financial situation. This was followed by a very long, candid and detailed discussion between Brad Hold and your negotiations team regarding negotiations and the ongoing daily issues that are plaguing the Flight Attendant Group system wide. This is the first time Brad Holt has been present during our joint contract negotiations and we look forward to his return.
The negotiations survey is now open until December 5, 2013. Your opinions are in important in helping your negotiations committee in navigating through the remaining financial portions.
Our next scheduled negotiations session is planned for November 18, 2013 in Atlanta.
The next webcast will be held, November 18, 2013 at 2pm Eastern.
We are happy to announce the new crew room in MCI is open. All crew members should be reporting to the new crew room to check in effective immediately. Instructions on how to access the new crew room can be found via “my messages” on xjt.com.
MOTIONS APPROVED AT THE MONTHLY BUSINESS MEETING TODAY:
Motion to increase the grievance committee budget by $500 per month for the next three month to provide support in the new domiciles.
Motion to spend up to $500 per month on travel expenses ( hotel / per diem ) for the next three months for training of new grievance representatives and meetings.
Motion to spend up to $500 each for two bulletin boards for the MCI and DEN crew room.
Motion to spend up to $500 on office supplies and equipment for MCI and DEN.
Motion to spend up to $700 on a holiday party in the month of December. ( Food, decorations, and facility rental ) – Original motion of $600 was amended to $700 by the membership.
Motion to increase the communication budget by $300 per month for the next three months to allow for supplies and communications in the new bases.
Motion to accept the Article L Committee report and recommendation to dismiss all charges and close the case against Stephanie Starks.
APPROVED MOTIONS FROM THE FLOOR:
Motion to purchase two, $100 gift cards for the holiday help program to purchase food for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Motion to renew our annual costco membership not to exceed $100
Motion to spend up to $200 on a Flight Attendant appreciation day. – Denied by the membership to increase the holiday party budget.
Join us this afternoon at 1:00 at the aLoft Hotel in Rosemont for our monthly business meeting. Food and beverages served. There are a lot of important agenda items to aid in servicing the Denver and Kansas City based Flight Attendants.
aLoft Hotel Rosemont 1:00 PM