Bargaining Updates

Today our CWA bargaining team reached a tentative agreement (TA) with Envoy Air for our first collective bargaining agreement.

On June 21, our bargaining team reached a tentative agreement (TA) with Envoy which raises wages, establishes work rules, and improves benefits and job security over the previous TA.

Wednesday's bargaining session was long and busy. We met with the federal mediator and the company to try to make improvements on our previous tentative agreement.

Your CWA Bargaining Committee met with the Envoy committee from January 30 – February 2.

Your CWA Bargaining Committee passed a comprehensive proposal including all articles not agreed to previously: Leaves of Absence, Furlough, Uniforms, Holidays, Vacations, Training, Sick Leave, Wages and Benefits, as well as a new wage proposal.

Your CWA Bargaining Committee met with the Envoy Committee on November 28-30. On November 28, we passed the only counter proposal not previously submitted. The Company passed a comparison of carriers in the industry. On November 29, the Company submitted part of a comprehensive counter proposal, which included articles on Furlough/Recall, General, Holiday, Shift Differentials, Sick Leave, Uniforms, and Overtime. Each of these has an economic impact.
Your CWA Bargaining Committee met with the Envoy committee on October 31-November 1.
Your CWA bargaining committee met with the Envoy company committee on September 26-28. The bargaining committees had lengthy conversations on shift trades, classifications, and a flow through agreement. We reached tentative agreement on Attendance at Hearings and Investigations, Profit Sharing, and Part-Time Employees.
Your bargaining committee met with Envoy's committee on August 29-31. Over the three days several counter proposals were exchanged by Envoy and CWA. We discussed several subjects, which should move us closer to agreements on those issues. The Union made counter proposals on Shift Swaps, Training and Transfers, and Scope. CWA proposed that the Ground Security Coordinators be included in the bargaining unit.
Your CWA bargaining committee met with the Envoy Bargaining Committee from July 25-27. To begin, Envoy presented counter proposals on Schedule Bidding. The Union gave counter proposals on Filling of Vacancies and Schedule Bidding. There were several passes made on these proposals until we reached agreement on both.
Your bargaining committee met with the Envoy Bargaining Committee June 6-9, 2017. The meeting started with Envoy presenting counter proposals on Classifications and Hours of Service articles. The Union gave counter proposals on Hours of Service and Classification. Envoy presented counters on Work Schedule Bidding, Filling of Vacancies, and Preamble. Both parties made several passes on these articles. CWA and Envoy reached agreement on Hours of Service and Preamble.
Your bargaining committee met with the Envoy Bargaining Committee last week to present a comprehensive proposal to the Company. This means that we have presented an entire package to the Company for a contract. We will not be able to add any new items to the package.