March 27, 2018
Next Mediation: April 25-27 in PHX
In the MEC's Roadmap communication we sent out last week, we mentioned that the NMB had tentatively set a mediation session for April 25-27. Yesterday our NMB mediator advised the Negotiating Committee that those April dates are now firm. The session will be held in Phoenix. This is one last opportunity for the parties to make progress towards achieving a TA in the near term. At next month’s session the Negotiating Committee will present its counter offer to the Company's September 25 proposal.
Also last week, the MEC elected Capt. Wayne Lougheed as the newest member of the Negotiating Committee. Wayne has been with Air Wisconsin for more than 18 years and has extensive ALPA experience, including stints as an LEC rep; MEC secretary-treasurer; MEC vice-chairman; and Negotiating Committee member. We could not have chosen someone with greater knowledge of both ALPA and our airline than Wayne has, and we’re very pleased he volunteered to join our negotiating team. The MEC would like to thank Capt. Lougheed and all the other pilots who expressed interest in the negotiations position.
Stay tuned for more information as bargaining preparations continue.
Your MEC officers and Negotiating Committee