Railway Labor Act and how it relates to Airline Negotiations

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The Railway Labor Act, more frequently referred to as the RLA, was enacted in 1926 as the joint work product of railway labor and management. It was amended in 1934, in 1936 when it was expanded to include airlines, in 1966, and, most recently, in 1981 when special bargaining dispute resolution procedures applicable to publicly owned and operated rail commuter carriers were added. The RLA is administered by the National Mediation Board (NMB), an independent Federal agency. Continue reading

11/18/2021 Negotiations Update

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Your negotiating committee met with management through videoconference on Wednesday, November 17th & 18th.

During this week’s session we proposed Article 2 -Definitions, Article 10- Classifications and Qualifications, Article 14- Transfers and promotions, Article 15- Furlough and Recall.

Management only passed Article 17 – Fieldwork/TDY.

Please review the progress sheet of all Articles and Letters.

It is very unfortunate that we accomplished very little during this session and were unable to reach any tentative agreements.

Our next meeting with the company is scheduled for December 15th and 16th.

We thank you for your patience and understanding, and we are hopeful that we will continue making progress during this process and get you the contract YOU deserve.

UNITED-INVINCIBLE

10/21/2021 Negotiations Update

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Your negotiating committee met in person for the first time since the pandemic began. We met on Tuesday, October 19th and prepared some proposals. We then met with the company on for October 20th and 21st, 2021, via video conference.

During this week’s session we exchanged proposals on Article 5 – Personal Days Off, Article 6 – Holidays, Article 7 – Sick Leave/On the Job Injury/Catastrophic Sick Bank, Article 11- Overtime, Article 13- Hours of Work and Article 17 – Field Work.

We were able to reach a tentative agreement on Article 13- Hours of Work.

Please review the progress sheet of all Articles and Letters.

Our next meeting with the company is scheduled for November 17th and 18th.

Your committee will be meeting prior to that on November 3rd – 5th via Zoom to continue to work on the remaining Articles.

We thank you for your patience and understanding, and we are hopeful that we will continue making progress during this process.

UNITED-INVINCIBLE / HOLD THE LINE

07/22/2021 Negotiations Update

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Your negotiating committee and the company had our scheduled virtual negotiations meeting on July 21st through July 22nd, 2021.

Please review the attached progress sheet of all Articles and Letters.

Our next session with the Company will be on August 24th through 26th, 2021.

We are hopeful to continue making progress during this process.

UNITED-INVINCIBLE.

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