September 8, 2017
We have had a pause in communications since last week's mediation session while our federal mediator determines what the next steps will be in bargaining between ALPA and the Company. The mediator has now determined that we will meet again on September 25th and 26th in Chicago at which time the company will present a counter proposal to the ALPA proposal that was presented last week.
Not all but several of the economic sections remain open for further negotiations. We have exchanged comprehensive economic proposals but to date, no new TA’s have been agreed to. We remain hopeful that the next session will move us closer to an overall agreement.
At this time, we do not have any additional information. However, at the appropriate time you will receive a full accounting from your Negotiating Committee and the MEC.
Your Negotiating Committee