Envoy Profit Sharing Grievance
Dear Envoy Local Presidents:
As you likely know, in March of last year, TWU International filed a 20-D grievance with Envoy Air, citing the company’s violation of the Fleet Service, Operations Coordinators & Dispatchers and AMT & Related Agreements, including several specific letters and articles related to profit sharing. In the grievance, we argued that the company had told TWU International Repersentative Jose Galarza and several of you that post-American Airlines/U.S. Airways merger, they changed their accounting practices for reporting the profits and losses at their wholly owned carriers (Envoy, Piedmont and PSA), making Envoy a “cost center,” that would never show a profit. We also argued that as the official bargaining agent, we were never notified of this change, and that and Envoy underhandedly concocted these new accounting practices to avoid compliance with the terms of a negotiated provision in our collective bargaining agreements. We asked that the company make our members whole in every way, including profit sharing payouts, for the remaining years covered under each of these agreements.
Over a year has passed since the initial grievance was filed, and after several document exchanges and careful review by our legal and financial counsel, we have been advised that it is no longer in our members’ best interest to move forward with this grievance. We have withdrawn the official grievance, and will continue to keep you posted on any additional course of action we are advised to pursue on this issue.
Thank you for your continued patience.
Director, Air Division