Bargaining Updates

On the second day of mediation in Dallas, our bargaining team met with the mediator for most of the morning.

Mediation opened in Dallas today, with Toby Lane (SGF) and Susanne Skowronski (ORD) joining our first meeting with the federal mediator and company representatives.

Our bargaining team will meet with Envoy negotiators and a mediator from the National Mediation Board (NMB) next week from May 20-22.

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.
On February 28, March 1, and March 2, members of the CWA Bargaining Committee and Deanna Davis from the Advisory Council met with Envoy Bargaining Committee members. The Envoy team now has an added member to help with the economic aspects of the contract. The meeting started with Envoy presenting a counter proposal on Uniforms. The Union provided counter proposals on Reduction in Force and Representation. Over the three-day session, counter proposals on Temporary Duty, General, and Holidays were passed back and forth.