WN Mechanics seek mediation

Discussion in 'Southwest Airlines/Airtran Airways' started by WNMECH, Jul 6, 2015.

  1. B737 driver

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    No problem, I am in MDW, where are you based?
     
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  2. swamt

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    Yea, me too driver. First retro on the 20th or maybe 21st as you stated, then retro from April 1st-July 31st will appear on our Aug 5th check. Then just 11 days later we will get another raise of 3% on Aug 16th contractual date. Then we will wait for the long winded retro part of the rest of our share after the results of the termination decisions. No biggie, as the Aug 5th retro will just be bigger, and the guys have a chance now to make it even larger if they want to. They could work O/T now until July 31st to get a larger retro check. All is still good, not a huge disappointment. Just a bit longer wait than we all thought.
    Side note; Only found 1 article all day, after ratified, by an overwhelming almost 95% YES vote.
    Now that we are done, I hope the AA mechanics will get theirs soon as well. Here's to moving forward and moving on...
    EDIT: Forgot to throw this out there:

     
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  3. SharoninSAT

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    It's been a long time coming. Congratulations to all of you!

    Sharon
     
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  4. jimntx

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    Congratulations, guys and gals. Job well done, and you held out until it was right. It will be interesting to see how long it takes AA to reach an agreement.
     
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  5. B737 driver

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    Swampy I think that is really for, so they don't pay that all out in the second quarter.
     
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  6. swamt

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    Thank you Sharon. Just disappointed that we now own the record for taking the longest at Southwest for a new contract. But hopefully it will send a message to the company about all other groups at Southwest. We employees will band together and demand we all be treated with respect and professionalism while in contract nego's. So we can only hope the companies attitudes will change going into the Pilots and F/A's contract talks.

    Thanks to you you too Jim. I think we will see the AA'ers go longer than we did as they have more hills to climb than we did. Especially with this two part union representing them that just keep up the infighting and the back and forth of who is in control or not.

    Could very well be. Pay the biggie retro in 2nd Q then pay the next biggie in 3rd as well as the snap up and raises. 2Q will still take another hit from the Max's too so probably a good idea to split up the payouts.
     
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  7. swamt

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    Now even the media is putting AA'ers in the same boat as us before.
    Thanks to Mr. Kinder who came in and got it done. McCrady sends all the emails out, but we all know it was Kinder who came in and got it done. I expect future big things coming out of him.
    KINDER FOR SENIOR VP OF MAINT!!! That has a ring to it...

    Business Zacks
    Southwest Ends Mechanics Row, Ratifies Contract With AMFA
     
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  8. swamt

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    Happy AMT Day to all!!!



    STATEMENTS & RELEASES

    Presidential Message on Aviation Maintenance Technician Day
    INFRASTRUCTURE & TECHNOLOGY


    Issued on: May 24, 2019


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  9. B737 driver

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    Everyone have a safe Memorial Day, and if you lost anyone in the service, may this be a special day in your heart. Remember who sacrificed everything ,so you can be free!
     
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  10. SharoninSAT

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    Hi swamt, Kudos to the Southwest Mechanics and AMFA for holding out for a better TA with
    better scope and salary.during negotiations. I too hope all of the other groups do the same.
     
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  11. swamt

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    Thanks Sharon. Pretty sure the other groups will as long as they keep it real and UN-greedy. As long as we all stay reasonable and logical, it will all come to trution.
    So freaking glad this is over with and done with. Time to move on and keep making great profits for everyone.
     
  12. lineguy43

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    I just read your TA. Nice job ! ..The company used the rules of Railway Labor Act to drag this out for years and try and wear you down but you guys hung in there and didn't give up...Hope that sends a message to other groups and to the airlines. Congrats..
     
  13. swamt

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    Thank you lineguy. Some other added bonuses are in there as well. Vac additions, day trade additions, premium positions additions, QOL issue added and increased etc. A lot more than the normal biggie stuff up front, in the middle and of course rounding out the end.
    AMFA was being watched like a hawk on this one. They were challenged from the very start of this go round as to what they can really produce in a sec 6 nego's at SWA. (even though it was not the first sec 6 as some have try to state. And as you well know, kept bringing up the ole NWA fiasco as the only thing negative towards AMFA. Just wanted to throw out to you a thank you as well, for hanging around and keeping the truth rolling about the NWA facts and fighting off all the lies and misinformation about what really happened at NWA way back when. And I will add, it was a pleasure to walk the picket lines with the men and women of NWA, proud to have been a part of that indeed.
    Now that AMFA has been successful at SWA, and currently doing very well in the Alaska nego's, with many progressions added and changes of QOL issues so far, pretty sure the AMFA watch crowd will be pleased, and hopefully it will help AMFA grow in the industry again. I really hope the AA'ers are successful with AMFA but just not sure if it could happen now that the merger with LUS is done with the added industrial union on their side.
    Again lineguy, thanks for the kind words and staying involved with the industry, cheers...
     
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  14. B737 driver

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    American best bet get a JCBA , then you might be able to have a card drive that could pass.
     
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  15. swamt

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    Yea, I would wait, at this point, after a contract to move towards a new union representation also. Just in hopes for the AA'ers.
     
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