JNC Update – Nov. 8, 2013

The Joint Negotiations Committee (JNC) has concluded another bargaining session with United management.  This week we met in Chicago.  Despite being in place and ready to go on Monday morning, United was not prepared to meet with us until Tuesday.

When we finally got together on Tuesday afternoon we gave management a counter proposal on Passports, Visas and Immunizations, and a new proposal on Travel Expenses and Hotels.  This new proposal addresses Flight Attendant interests regarding hotels, transportation, expense reimbursements and per diem. Management presented us with counter proposals on Leaves of Absence, Duty Free and Crew Rest.

We did not meet again until Wednesday afternoon when management gave us counter proposals on Passports, Visas & Immunizations, Military Flying, Co-Terminals, Seniority, Cabin Jumpseat, Travel Expenses and Hotels, and Safety, Health & Security.

Thursday we met with management in the morning to get further clarification on the subjects they had given us the day before.  At the end of the day we gave them counter proposals on Seniority and Cabin Jumpseat.

Friday morning United presented us with counter proposals on Seniority, Passes and Cabin Jumpseat.

Next week the JNC will meet with the Master Executive Councils (MEC) from all three subsidiaries: Continental, Continental Micronesia and United Airlines.  The MEC from each subsidiary is made up of the LEC President from each Local Council. The MECs will review another set of proposals developed by the JNC for presentation to management.  The proposals cannot be presented to management until the MECs have reviewed and approved them. This special meeting of the three MECs will take place in Chicago on November 13th and 14th.

The JNC’s next negotiating session with United will be the week of December 9th in New York.

In Solidarity,

Cindy Commander, CAL
Greg Davidowitch, UAL
Kathleen Domondon, CMI
Joey Guider, CAL
Suzanne Hendricks, CMI
Cynthia Iverson, CMI
Jack Kande, UAL
Kevin Lum, UAL
Marcus Valentino, CAL