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

04/29/2021 Negotiations Update

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Your negotiating committee and the company had our second virtual negotiations meeting on Tuesday, April 27th through April 29th, 2021.

Your committee passed Article 3 – Non-Discrimination and Management Rights, Article 8 – Physical Examinations, Article 9 – Seniority, Article 13 – Hours of Work, Article 15 – Furlough and Recall, Article 16 – Leaves of Absence, Article 17 – Field Work, Article 18 – Attendance and Hearings, Investigations and Training, Article 21 – Grievance Procedures and Article 24 – Part Time Employees.

We were able to reach agreements in principle on Article 3 – Non-Discrimination and Management Rights, Article 8 – Physical Examinations, Article 16 – Leaves of Absence, Article 23 – Meal Periods and Article 28 – Health and Safety.

Our next session with the Company will be on May 25th – 27th, 2021.

We are hopeful to continue making progress during this process.

UNITED-INVINCIBLE.

03/19/2021 Negotiations Update

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Your negotiating committee and the company had our first virtual negotiations meeting on Thursday, March 18th and19th, 2021. Introductions and negotiations ground rules were established by both parties.

Your committee passed Articles 12- Probationary Period, 15 – Furlough/Recall, 19 – General, 23 – Meal Periods, 24 – Part-time Employees, 26 – No Strike-No Lockout, 27 – Saving Clause and 28 – Health and Safety.

We were able to reach agreements in principle on Articles 12 – Probationary Period, 26 – No Strike-No Lockout and 27 – Saving Clause.

The company did not have any article proposals for us during this session. We hope to receive proposals from the company at our next negotiations session scheduled for April 27th – 29th, 2021.

Our committee will meet internally on April 7th – 9th to continue drafting proposals to get the contract you rightfully deserve.

UNITED-INVINCIBLE.