Negotiations Update – June 2018



The items discussed in this Union Update are:

1)  Negotiations Update
2)  SAVE THE DATE—Negotiations World Tour
3)  Position Opening—Norwegian AFA Administrative Assistant

1)        Negotiations Update

We met in Fort Lauderdale on June 28 and 29 for two days of federal mediation negotiating our contract. At this session, we participated in a discussion of health care with the company and their outside health care broker. This discussion was to brief us on plans for the company to select providers for next year. We plan on presenting a benefits proposal at an upcoming bargaining session.

We also continued discussion of our Scheduling/Rostering proposal with members of Norwegian management via Skype. The discussion with Norwegian’s Scheduling department went well and affirms what we have believed all along: that OSM is not qualified to negotiate our Contract and in fact, presents an obstacle to us negotiating an agreement.

We plan on continuing the productive discussion with Norwegian’s Scheduling department in two weeks when we return to Federal Mediation on July 10th-12th.  At this session we will also revisit several “open” articles which we have discussed earlier, including Safety, Staff Travel, Hotels, and Reduction in Force/Furlough.

We will have a more complete update following those sessions.

 2)        SAVE THE DATE—Negotiations World Tour

Your AFA leaders will be holding an in-person Negotiations World Tour. We will be there to explain the status of Contract Negotiations as well as solicit feedback from CCM’s. We will visit each base on the following dates:

JFK – July 13, 14, 15 at 1200 

FLL – July 16, 17, 18 at 1200 

LAX – July 25 at 1400, 26 & 27 at 1200

Food will be provided. Locations will soon be posted.

 3)      Position opening—Norwegian AFA Administrative Assistant

Your AFA leaders are looking for a JFK, FLL, or LAX cabin crew member to fulfill the position of Administrative Assistant. The position will be part-time, 10-30 hours per month depending on experience and skill set. Intermediate computer skills are required and should include internet and email, computers, word processing, graphics and multimedia, spreadsheets, and databases. This is a paid position.

We thank you for reading through this newsletter. Stay Unified. Stay Professional. Stay Courteous to each other.

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