October 19, 2020
Participants for AMFA:
Earl Clark – Chairman and Region I Director
Jarod Mills – Airline Representative, Local 14
Jeff Heard – Airline Representative, Local 32
Participants for Alaska Airlines:
Sonia Alvarado – Manager, Labor Services M&E
In accordance with the terms outlined in Article 23, Wage Rules, AMFA and Alaska Airlines met via video conference on October 15, 2020, to discuss the first Annual Wage Review of our current Extension Agreement. Both sides examined all data used for the review. We conducted the external review with the data we had, comparing the all-in wage to our primary competitors in accordance with the Agreement.
The rates used were as of October 1, 2020, with none of the compared carriers’ rates expected to change before October 17, 2017, which is the effective date of the contractual 1.5% all-in pay increase. The all-in rates, including base pay, license premiums, line premium, and longevity at the top of each scale are: 1) Southwest $55.88, 2) American $55.45, 3) Delta $52.47, 4) Alaska $50.00, 5) United $48.75, 6) JetBlue $46.52, 7) Spirt $41.88, 8) Frontier $42.06, 9) Hawaiian $40.94, and 10) Allegiant $36.07. The midpoint all-in wage rate for the carriers we are compared to is $47.64; since our rate with the 1.5% all-in increase is $50.74 and above the midpoint, no additional increase is required.
We then proceeded to the internal review, and due to the fact that Alaska did not negotiate an Agreement with any of our co-workers in other labor groups since we ratified our agreement, the internal review was not required; therefore, no additional increase is required at this step.
Your Negotiating Committee