Congrats to the Horizon Air Mechanics!!!

swamt

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Congrats to Horizon Air Mechanics on a new contract. I like how the membership held out for better starting pay and other advances in order to maintain and keep the workforce in place @ Horizon Air. Great work by all involved. I tip my hat to the nego teams involved at the table...


Press Release: AMFA-Horizon Air Members Vote to Ratify Contract
May 10, 2022 -- AMFA-Horizon members made it crystal clear with a 93% majority vote to ratify the tentative agreement at Horizon Air, they believe that this industry-leading agreement is what they deserve for themselves and their families,” said AMFA National President Bret Oestreich.
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swamt

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A couple of items to note below is how quickly AMFA and Horizon nego a new contract for the Mechanics and Related. Also note that AMFA, once again, was successful in getting their members full retro backdated to the amendable date of contract. Something you should NEVER forego or allow anything less than full retro, as companies will continually try to get out of in future contracts. I understand that the full retro was only backdated to Jan of 2022, BUT, what if they decided to drag this contract out for 5-6 years (like they did ours) where AMFA was also successful in getting us full retro plus some for the company playing so many games with their employees. Again congrats to the Mechanics and Related at Horizon for a new well deserved contract in a rather very short amount of time...


 

JimmyBop

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They didn't renegotiate everything. They took some items and improved them but left the bulk of the previous agreement.
And in true AMFA form, put out a poor TA holding back the final terms only to make it look like they did something move the company on the second go around....same old AMFA.
Post the contract. Show everything.
 

WeAAsles

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They didn't renegotiate everything. They took some items and improved them but left the bulk of the previous agreement.
And in true AMFA form, put out a poor TA holding back the final terms only to make it look like they did something move the company on the second go around....same old AMFA.
Post the contract. Show everything.

You would think if they were proud of the deal they would strut it out there like a Peacock? But honestly from reading this it sounds like Horizon just knew it had no choice but to raise wages purely as a matter of competition to entice job applications.

“AMFA representatives say the workgroups at Horizon Air faced labor shortages going into negotiations.

“This TA represents a fair and equitable wage increase which compensates our members for their hard work and talent,” says Oestreich. “With the wage gains in this contract, Horizon will be able to hire and retain the talented workforce it needs while allowing the company to grow and prosper.”

This newly ratified contract is a regional industry-changing agreement with significant pay increases, industry-leading license premiums, shortened pay progression scale, and retroactive pay”
 

WeAAsles

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A couple of items to note below is how quickly AMFA and Horizon nego a new contract for the Mechanics and Related. Also note that AMFA, once again, was successful in getting their members full retro backdated to the amendable date of contract. Something you should NEVER forego or allow anything less than full retro, as companies will continually try to get out of in future contracts. I understand that the full retro was only backdated to Jan of 2022, BUT, what if they decided to drag this contract out for 5-6 years (like they did ours) where AMFA was also successful in getting us full retro plus some for the company playing so many games with their employees. Again congrats to the Mechanics and Related at Horizon for a new well deserved contract in a rather very short amount of time...



Swamp you missed the boat in your comment here. You said that AMFA got them “full retro” and then said they were only able to get them retro back to January 2022. They’re contract became amendable in December 2020. You’re missing a whole year of retro there. All of 2021.

To be fair understandable though since it was more prudent to suspend negotiations until enough of the Pandemic subsided. But AMFA still did not get them full retro.

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