We thought we would update you on the Mediation process and what has happened to date.
First and foremost, we have been assigned a mediator for our negotiations. James Mackenzie will be overseeing our talks. Jim joined the National Mediation Board in 2009. Prior to that, Jim was a commercial pilot who retired at Northwest Airlines as an Airbus Captain. He had held a number of positions with ALPA on a local and international level.
The majority of the contract sections have been tentatively agreed to in direct talks. What remaining are mainly economic items. Our wages must to go up and we must see better scheduling flexibility to improve our quality of life. In the airline industry we have seen unprecedented profits that are the product of our hard work. We all deserve a career that will pay our bills without worry. We need to see our contributions rewarded and reflected in our paychecks!
We will have our first mediated sessions the week of November 5, 2018 in Dallas.
Thank you for all your support! Continue to wear that RED PIN!
Fly Safe! Take care of each other and remember
OUR CONTRACT! OUR TURN! OUR TIME!