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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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Your TWU Negotiating Team is proud to announce that after five years of negotiations, we have reached an Agreement in Principle with Allegiant Air Management on our historic, first Contract. At the end of this week’s three-day session, we resolved all remaining open issues, and we have reached Tentative Agreements on all articles of our future contract.

 
This six-year Agreement includes a twelve-year pay scale, hourly increases upon ratification and each year, a per diem increase, a grievance process, and improved sick leave and vacation for our Allegiant Air Flight Attendants.
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Congratulations to the Allegiant Pilots from TWU Local 577!
6/22/2016 1:03:24 PM by TWU Local 577
On behalf of the Allegiant Air Flight Attendants, represented by Transport Workers Union Local 577, please join us in sending enthusiastic congratulations to our Allegiant Air Pilots, represented by the Airline Professionals Association, Teamsters Local 1224, and Allegiant Air Management on reaching their first Tentative Agreement today.
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Negotiating Committee Update - 5/19/2016
5/19/2016 10:22:39 PM by TWU Local 577
Your Negotiating Table Team, Marilou Resendes, Michael Jenkins, Todd Semingson, and TWU International Vice President Thom McDaniel, have just concluded another negotiation session in Houston, TX with Allegiant Management and our Federal Mediator. We are pleased to report that we made some progress, even though we had to cut today’s meeting short to allow participants to travel home due to the threat of severe thunderstorms.
 
During the last two sessions, your NT and Management have engaged in productive talks concerning Vacation and Sick Leave Articles. We have reached agreements on everything in these articles except vacation grants and pay and sick leave accrual which are currently being discussed as part of the comprehensive economic issues.

 

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Register to VOTE for your Negotiating Committee
4/22/2016 8:30:42 AM by TWU Local 577

 We know that you have all been patiently awaiting the elections of vacant negotiators that we have pledged to fill. For our newer Members, when we elected our original Negotiating Team Members, we asked our Flight Attendants to show up at a specified location in each base and cast their vote in person. We have grown a lot since then, so we have been seeking options to give every Member a chance to vote if they choose.

 
We are now preparing for elections for the TWU 577 Negotiating Committee. It is vital that we limit election participation to Flight Attendants in good standing at Allegiant Airlines. In order to achieve our past goals of comprehensive communications, we collected e-mail addresses that were not necessarily associated with names. We hoped that Allegiant Airlines would allow us to reach out to you via “allegiantair” addresses, but they refused our request. So, in order to ensure the only people voting are Allegiant Flight Attendants, we are asking everyone to register to vote.
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Negotiating Committee Update - 4/1/2016
4/1/2016 3:30:33 PM by TWU Local 577
Your TWU Local 577 Negotiating Table Team - Marilou Resendes, Michael Jenkins, and Todd Semingson, along with TWU International Vice President Thom McDaniel - have just returned from the first, 3-day mediation session we’ve had with Allegiant Air Management in a year. 
 
The session began with a review of the package proposals presented at the last session to determine whether there had been any changes at Allegiant that needed to be addressed in the contract. After identifying the relevant topics for discussion, your NT held productive discussions for the remainder of the session. 
 
While we still have issues to resolve in our proposals, we know that we will not reach an agreement unless we are working toward consensus, and we are glad to be back at the table doing that. Unfortunately, we were not able to schedule our next meeting dates, but we look forward to hearing from our Mediator with that information.
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