Participants for AMFA:
Jack Coonrod - Region II Director
Nino DiMaggio - Local 11 Airline Rep
Bob Cramer - Local 18 Airline Rep
Mike Young - Local 32 Airline Rep
Carla Foster - Appearance Technician Rep
Scott Petersen - AMFA Legal
Participants for Southwest Airlines:
Mike Ryan – VP, Labor Relations
Jim Sokol - VP, Maintenance
Gerry Anderson - Sr Director, Labor Relations
George Tompkins - Director, Labor Relations
Mark Lyon - Manager, Labor Relations
Keith McCormick - Manager, Labor Relations
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 official authorized source of negotiating communications by the Committee. The above AMFA and Southwest Airlines Representatives participated in open, formal negotiations, seeking contract changes in Section VI negotiations.
At the conclusion of our last two negotiation sessions that were held on Friday, February 24 and Thursday, March 22, 2012, your Negotiating Committee and the Company concluded they now have a Tentative Agreement in Principal. Your Negotiating Committee is reviewing the entire agreement. Once this has been completed and all of the details have been accepted by both parties, you will be informed of the entire agreement along with a voting timeline.
The Negotiation Committee would like to thank Kenneth Dawson from Houston; Jeff Portugal, Tim Gaus, and Floyd Looney from Dallas; Dave Widerski, Chris Kinsey, and Gilberto Martinez from Phoenix; Ron Murray, Raymond Orozco, Bill Raven, and Jim Kinnerk from Chicago; and our observers who participated in this session. Their input in caucus was very helpful and welcomed. We know that they will communicate with other members from their locals on how the Union is working to secure their jobs and contract language.