On October 5, 2018, President Trump signed into law H.R. 302, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. The law reauthorizes the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for 5 years (through 2023) and establishes various policies and programs, committees and task forces, and studies relating to safety, workers, industry, and passengers. The law also reauthorizes the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and addresses aviation security.
Last week, your TWU/FSI Negotiating Team (NT) met with Flight Services International (FSI) management for a three-day negotiating session. FSI Flight Attendant NT Members Brittney Todd and Joshua Marcy attended on behalf of your FSI NT along with TWU International Vice President Thom McDaniel. Continue reading
Last week, Members of your Negotiating Team held an informal Meet and Greet in Houston. Thanks to everyone who was able to attend. There were spirited discussions about negotiations, including the company stalling tactics, the relationship between Atlas Air and FSI, intimidation tactics by Management, and our launch of a strategic Contract campaign beginning with our Contract Action Team. Most importantly, we discussed the importance of communication and unifying our Flight Attendants to achieve the fair contract that we all deserve.
The next scheduled Negotiation Meeting with Flight Services International (FSI) management was scheduled for June 6th for three days. However, this meeting was cancelled by the company due to a conflict in their attorney’s schedule. This is not the first time this has happened. After the company’s cancellation, your Negotiating Team sent a request to increase our negotiating schedule to at least two sessions per month. We proposed ten, potential three-day sessions, from available dates, through the end of August. The company has not responded to our requests. Continue reading
Your TWU/FSI Negotiating Team met FSI Management for a three-day negotiating session on March 26th through the 28th. FSI Negotiators Brittney Todd, Rob O’Neill, Joshua March, and TWU International Vice President Thom McDaniel represented your Union. Jackie Stulting and Ford Harrison Attorney Ellen Ham attended on behalf of FSI. Continue reading
Your TWU/FSI Negotiating Team met last week with FSI Management on February 20-22 for a three-day negotiating session. Attending on behalf of your Union were Brittney Todd and TWU International Vice President Thom McDaniel. Attending on behalf of FSI were Jackie Stulting and Ford Harrison Attorney Ellen Ham.
The Union and Company continued discussing Scheduling and Hours of Service. No tentative agreements were reached on these items due to Management’s refusal to compromise on these important issues to our Flight Attendants. The Union also introduced a new proposal on General Union Information that is still being discussed. Continue reading
On November 9th, your TWU FSI Negotiating Team completed a three-day negotiating session with FSI Management. FSI Flight Attendants Brittney Todd, Joshua Marcy, and Rob O’Neill attended for TWU. Abel Lorenzo was working and was unable to attend. FSI management were represented by Ford Harrison Attorney Ellen Ham and FSI Contractor Jackie Stulting. Joanie Ffrench did not attend.
Several issues and proposals were exchanged on the topics of Sick Leave, Scheduling, Missing and Internment, and Hours of Service. While no tentative agreements were reached, we did make some progress. We also scheduled two additional negotiating sessions for December 18-20 and for January 22-24. Continue reading
Your TWU Negotiating Team met with FSI Management on February 28th through March 2nd to continue negotiations on our historic first contract. In attendance for TWU were TWU FSI Negotiators Nathan Keeling and Brittney Todd and TWU International Vice President Thom McDaniel. Mary Funches and Lorinda Hunter were unable to attend. Appearing for FSI Management were Jackie Stulting and outside counsel FordHarrison attorney Ellen Ham. Joni Ffrench did not attend. Continue reading
Happy New Year!
We have just completed a two-day negotiating session held January 16th through 17th with Flight Services International (FSI) Management. FSI Flight Attendants Mary Funches, Nathan Keeling, and TWU International Vice President Thom McDaniel represented your Union. FSI was represented by Joni Ffrench and Ford & Harrison Attorney Ellen Ham. Your other two Negotiators, Lorinda Hunter and Brittney Todd were flying and unable to attend.
Your Negotiating Team completed a three-day session with FSI Management last week. In addition to NT Member Nathan Keeling and TWU International Vice President and Advisor Thom McDaniel, we were pleased to welcome NT Members Brittney Todd and Mary Funches to the table. Joni Ffrench and the attorney from Ford and Harrison, Ellen Ham, attended on FSI’s behalf.