Monthly Archives: March 2017

Pay increases and PDO Hours

Brothers,
 
I have been given tentative for the pay and PDO hours.
 
The target date for depositing the additional 8 hours of PDO into everyone’s bank is April 7th. The target for the 2% retro and effectively of the 2% to the hourly wages is May 12th. These dates could change if they run into programming issues. 
 
Fraternally,
Jose Galarza
International Representative
Transport Workers Union of America

03/03/2017 Letter to Membership

Brothers and Sisters,

After a 97% NO VOTE on the Tentative Agreement on September 9th, 2016 TWU and Envoy Airlines entered into an Arbitration Hearing the first week of October.

Both parties TWU and Envoy Airlines appeared, represented by counsel and presented testimony and documentary evidence to the Arbitration Board.

Closing briefs from both parties were submitted on December 23, 2016 and after a long wait, the Arbitration Board awarded their decision of the Amendment Round Process March 21, 2017.

We all have been informed of their decision and feel the award was less than expected.

We shall be meeting with you the member's at our quarterly station meeting. I encourage each member to attend their station meeting, so we can discuss the award and answer any questions you may have.

The meeting dates are as follows:

April 10th – LAX
April 12th – DFW
April 14th – XNA
April 18th – SGF
April 19th – LIT

Check your Local Union Board for the meeting time's at your location.

Regards,
Tim Jackson
President Local 576

Arbitration Award Announced

As you know, the tentative agreement reached with Envoy Air in August was not ratified by the membership. TWU and the company jointly took the agreement to an Interest Arbitration Board to present evidence as to whether the current collective bargaining agreement should be adjusted. We agreed to abide by the Board’s decision, which would govern the rates of pay and other relevant terms for the remaining years of the contract.

That decision was released yesterday and the following are the items on which the Board ruled:

  • Rates of pay: The 2 percent across the board increases on January 1, 2017, January 1, 2018, January 1, 2019, January 2, 2020 are awarded.
  • Holiday Pay: Restore holidays to double time for all hours worked on a holiday and straight time pay for being off on the holiday are awarded.
  • Personal Days Off: An additional eight (8) hours of paid time off is awarded. The company’s proposal to expand the list of Special Days requiring advance notice is accepted.
  • Geographic Premium: The company’s proposal for introducing a geographic premium is accepted.
  • Daily Overtime: The union’s proposal for restoration of daily overtime pay is rejected.
  • Longevity Pay: The union’s proposal for introducing longevity premiums is rejected.

Download the Opinion and Award here.

If you have any questions about the Board’s decision, please see your local officers.
Thank you for your patience as we went through this process.

2015 Profit Sharing Arbitration

The arbitration hearing was originally scheduled for March 7, 2017; however, our key witness was not available that day and so the parties have agreed to postpone the hearing.

We have reached out to the arbitrator for alternate dates and all parties have confirmed July 19 as the new hearing date.

While we would have preferred not to postpone the hearing, it was in our members’ best interests to delay so that this witness is fully available to us.

We appreciate everyone’s patience,
TWU International