Your Negotiating Committee is continuing our preparations to return to the Negotiating Table at the earliest possible opportunity. We have reviewed your concerns regarding the previous Tentative Agreement that were submitted to us directly and via the recent Membership Survey, and we are preparing a comprehensive proposal to submit to Allegiant Air Management and the National Mediation Board (NMB).
Your Union has informed the NMB that we are anxious to return to the table as soon as possible. We delayed this newsletter in the hopes of announcing scheduled dates; however, as of this publication, our Mediator has not scheduled any meetings. We will continue to keep him apprised of our status and our eagerness to meet. We look forward to the first meeting since we believe it will provide a strong indication of the tone of future negotiations. It may also provide clear ideas for direct Membership involvement that many of our workgroup have requested.
Negotiating Team Member Dave Rodriguez addressed the most recent New Hire class on January 10 and received an enthusiastic response about the work of the Union in negotiating a fair Contract for Allegiant Air Flight Attendants. When you see Class 17-01 Members on line, please be sure to welcome them. The Union will address Class 17-02 on January 31.
As requested by the survey, we have engaged our Base Representatives to look for opportunities for Base Meetings where our Members can socialize and discuss Union business. We have scheduled our first base meeting in Las Vegas on January 31. The meeting information is as follows:
Date: January 31, 2017
Time: 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. (PST)
Location: PT’s Gold, Sundance Plaza
Address: 1661 E. Sunset Rd, Las Vegas, NV, 89120
We will be holding system-wide “Town Hall Meeting” by telephone on February 7th at 11:00 A.M., PST (2:00 P.M., EST). We will send the call-in number and link to submit questions in a separate email.
We have received many concerns from our Flight Attendants concerning payroll, safety incidents, and FMLA denials. If you are experiencing similar problems concerning these or any other issues, please contact the Union as soon as you become aware of the problem so we can assist you. We have also received reports concerning Flight Attendants who have been told by members of Management that a Union Representative is not required at mandatory meetings. If Management schedules a meeting for you, please contact your Union through an NT Member or a Base Rep, so we can find you representation. It is your right to have that representation, and it can often make a difference in the outcome of the meeting.