Envoy Bargaining Update for May 2017

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.

The meeting started with CWA presenting the new proposals and a response to some of the existing proposals. We gave proposals on general articles, shift differentials, premium pay, meals and breaks, leaves of absence, classifications, definitions, benefits, and wages. 

Our proposal contains a wage scale based on seniority consistent with our involvement with the Fight for Fifteen. The Company was concerned with our proposal, which would cost conservatively $40 million.

The concern they have is based on their ability to compete and keep the work they now have. Based on the regional airlines they compete with--Piedmont, United Ground Services, Delta Ground Services, G2, and others--their research shows that Envoy has the highest wages.

Bargaining will continue next month on June 6-9. We also have scheduled bargaining dates in July and August.