Participants for AMFA:
Jack Coonrod - Region II Director
Lee Rhame - Local 11 Airline Rep
James Kinnerk - Local 18 Airline Rep
Mike Nelson - Local 32 Airline Rep
Carla Foster - Appearance Technician Rep
Louie Key - National Director
Participants for Southwest Airlines:
Mike Ryan – VP, Labor Relations
Jim Sokol - VP, Maintenance & Engineering
Tony Lowery - Senior Dir Maintenance
George Tompkins - Director, Employee Resources
Mark Lyons - Manager, Employee Resources
Keith McCormick - Manager, Employee Resources
Christina Bennett - SWA Legal Counsel
Mike Hunter - Manager, Production Appearance
Sam Moser - Planning Manager, Finance
The Negotiating Committee is providing this update to the AMFA Membership at Southwest Airlines. This is the only officially authorized source of negotiating communications by your Committee.
The above AMFA and Southwest Airlines Representatives did not participate in formal negotiations, as this meeting was only to set dates for future Section VI negotiations.
Your Negotiating Committee did receive a counter proposal from the Company on Article 5. AMFA presented our counter proposal for Article 5 at our last meeting in June. The Negotiating Committee will respond to this latest proposal at our next meeting.
We agreed on the following future dates to resume negotiations, Wednesday and Thursday October 28th & 29th, Monday and Tuesday November 16th & 17th, Tuesday and Wednesday December 1st & 2nd, all in Dallas. All start times are scheduled for 9:00 am except for Monday November 16th and that start time is 2:00 pm. Future dates to continue discussions will be secured as required.
The Negotiation Committee would like to thank Bob Cramer our observer from Baltimore, His input in caucus was very helpful and welcomed. We know that he will communicate with other members from his local on how the Union is working to protect their jobs and contract language.
Your Negotiating Committee