Greg reveals the lack of true autonomy of a local union, the conflict of interest outlined in bylaws, the truth about dues and the Tentative Agreement that was voted down by 87%.
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Greg revealed some shocking details about the false reality of autonomy, dues and contract negotiation. Here is some of the supporting documentation.
DUES RISE WITHOUT MEMBERSHIP INPUT
The Southwest Airlines Local 556 Dues have increased with changes in their pay scale based on the calculation of the weighted average of their hourly workgroup pay rates. These changes are never brought before the membership prior to being changed.
This shows that dues can not be accurately quoted for the future based on the fact that our pay scale changes both with our seniority as well as pay scale increases overall.
GET THE FACTS ABOUT DUES PROPOSED FOR JETBLUE
TWU has changed their verbiage relating to how much we will pay in Dues. We took a closer look at how Dues will actually be calculated according to the TWU Constitution. In addition, we looked at Southwest Airlines Local 556 dues increases from 2014 to 2018.
TWU's proposed Contract in 2015 was voted down by 87% (with 89% of the membership voting), extending the negotiation period further as it became amendable in 2013.
The union said proposed work rule changes in the contract “were considered by many voters to be overreaching and burdensome on flight attendants and their quality of work and family life.”
Southwest flight attendants reject contract
Read the Star-Telegram Article:
The TWU Constitution specifically states the methods that Dues may be calculated for members. The fact is that the quoted amount of $35 for JetBlue is subject to change based on the calculation of our average or weighted average of our workgroup payscale at the time a contract is ratified. Here is the actual verbiage from the TWU Constitution:
READ THE TWU CONSTITUTION
The TWU Constitution specifically states the methods that Dues may be calculated for members.
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