TWU FSI Negotiation Updates – 01-26-2019

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Your TWU FSI Negotiating Team (NT) met with FSI Management January 16th–18th in Houston. We exchanged a number of proposals and held productive discussions on the following articles:

  • Uniforms
  • Vacation
  • Sick Leave
  • General Union Information
  • Union Business
  • Filling of Vacancies / New Hire Assignments

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FAA Reauthorization is Enacted: Summary of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (H.R. 302)

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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.
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TWU FSI Negotiations Update – 10-05-2018

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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

TWU “Town Hall” Conference Call on June 19th

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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.

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TWU FSI Negotiations Update – 05-29-2018

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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

TWU FSI Negotiation Update – April 4, 2018

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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

Update on FSI Negotiations

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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

TWU FSI Negotiations Update – 11-20-2017

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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