Envoy Air Bargaining Update, January 12, 2017

Happy New Year! This is the year of the Envoy Contract. On January 11th, 12th, and 13th your CWA bargaining committee met with the Envoy bargaining committee.

The meeting started with the Union presenting numerous proposals, including:

Duration                                         Physical Exams

Representation                             Sick Leave

Attendance at Hearings                Seniority

Definitions                                     Overtime

Flow Through Agreement            No Strike/No Lockout

Field Work/ TDY                            General

The Company presented a counter proposal on Medical Exams and Representation. CWA presented counter proposals on Reduction in Force/ Recall and Union Security.

The Company and the Union signed Agreements on Medical Exams, Union Security, and No Strike/No Lockout during the Term of the Contract. We also signed an additional section to add to the Grievance Procedure to expedite issues.

The Medical Exam article provides guidelines for when an employee must have a medical exam and a third neutral opinion if the employee’s doctor and the Company doctor do not agree.

The Union Security article provides for the deduction of dues from an employee’s paycheck if authorized, a Union orientation period for new employees, and protection against discrimination for Union activity.

The No Strike/No Lockout clause provides protection for employees, saying that the company will not lock out employees during the term of the agreement and that employees will not go on strike for the duration of the agreement.

We spent a lot of time in conversation about problems in various cities, and we believe we have resolved the issues surrounding those problems.

On the last day of bargaining we received word that all the hard work done around airport rage has finally paid off. Now agents will be protected under the same rules as pilots and flight attendants. See the press release below.

The next Envoy bargaining dates are February 28th, March 1,st and March 2nd.