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TWU Local 577 - Contract NOW!
6/9/2017 12:00:00 PM by TWU Local 577
Thank you for the amazing response to our “Contract NOW!” campaign. We continue to get numerous submissions every day, and we love the creative ways our Flight Attendants (and some Pilots) have shown their support for the Negotiating Team as they fight for a fair contract for our Members.

We have received a few reports of Flight Attendants leaving signs in the gate areas. This is a violation of company and airport policies, so please make sure you take all signs and pass them on to someone else. Also remember that we must follow all procedures under the Railway Labor Act and cannot encourage any kind of slowdown, work to rule, or refusal to pick up extra flying that could appear to be a form of “self-help”.
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TWU Local 577 Negotiations Resume - Opening Statement
2/10/2017 1:57:26 PM by TWU Local 577

On February 9, your Negotiating Team sat down with Allegiant Air Management to resume negotiations for our historic first contract. At start of negotiations. we delivered the following opening statement to management:

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TWU Local 577 Meeting Dates Set & a Reminder for Tuesday
1/30/2017 3:18:47 PM by TWU Local 577

We are certainly happy that our Federal Mediator has scheduled our first "return to the table" session with Allegiant Air Management. Your TWU Local 577 Negotiating Committee will be heading to St. Louis, MO on February 7, and we will be at the table until February 9.

In preparation for our return to the table, please take a moment to join us at PT's Gold in Las Vegas for an in-person meeting with our Negotiating Committee and Base Reps. We will be available to answer any questions you have regarding negotiations or any issues you are having. We will schedule more meetings across our system, and we will make announcements as those meetings are scheduled.

Date: January 31, 2017
Time: 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. (PST)
Name: PT's Gold, Sundance Plaza
Address: 1661 E. Sunset Rd, Las Vegas, NV, 89120
Phone: 702-616-0723

Please keep in mind that since your NC will be in negotiations, we must reschedule the "Town Hall Call" we announced for February 7. We will announce a new date for our conference call for our flight attendants in a separate message.

If you have any questions, please reach out to us at local577@twu.org.

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APA Teamsters Local 1224 Letter of Support for TWU Local 577
9/21/2016 8:58:31 AM by TWU Local 577

The following letter was sent to the TWU Local 577 Negotiating Committee from our pilot's union, APA Teamsters Local 1224. You may find a copy of the letter on our website.

 

Voting opens tomorrow, September 21, 2016 at 1:00 P.M., EDT (10:00 A.M., PDT). Please consider your options carefully prior to casting your vote. Once your vote is cast, it cannot be changed.

 

In Unity,
Your TWU Local 577 Negotiating Committee

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In-Person Contract Education Meetings
9/3/2016 1:52:41 PM by TWU Local 577

We wanted to announce some upcoming "in-person" meetings where you can receive Tentative Agreement information face-to-face with your Negotiating Committee. We are starting the meetings this Tuesday, September 6 in LAS & IWA. Full details for all meetings can be found below.

 

Please save the date - Tuesday, September 13 - for the SFB and PGD/PIE meetings. We will announce the times and locations shortly.

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 As most of you know, last week we lost Michael Jenkins, one of our best Allegiant Air Flight Attendants and a valued Member of your TWU Local 577 Negotiating Team. Michael was a good friend to us all and a great Union Advocate for our Members. He will be missed every day.

 
In order to be respectful to the numerous members of Michael’s Allegiant Air friends and family, and to accommodate Michael’s memorial service, we have changed the time of our first online Contract Education Conference Call to 9:00 A.M., PDT (Noon, EDT) on Tuesday, August 30.
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Tentative Agreement Update and Voter Registration
8/24/2016 9:35:00 AM by TWU Local 577
On Monday & Tuesday of this week, your Negotiating Committee met with Allegiant Air Management to finalize the language of the Tentative Agreement (TA), and ensure that our intent behind the language of the Agreement matched with the intent of Management. We are happy to report that, in most cases, our intent and our language matched, and we confirmed the "check-off" of most sections. In the few sections where we did find issues, we were able to resolve those issues, and we are moving to the next step of our process.
 
We are ready to begin the educational component for our Tentative Agreement. We will kick off our "TA Educational Tour" with a Conference Call on Tuesday, August 30th at 12:00 P.M., EDT (9:00 A.M., PDT). We will send you the call details and a link to an accompanying presentation on Sunday. There will be a "Question & Answer" session with the Negotiating Committee after the presentation. As we stated in our previous messages, we will be issuing TA Highlights in addition to the full-text of the Agreement. Then, after we complete the onsite education (dates and locations to be announced), we will open elections and send you ballot credentials so you can cast your ratification vote on the TA.
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