Category Archives: Arbitrations

Update On The Status Of The Aircraft Cleaning Grievance

As most of you know, the Aircraft Cleaning Grievance (time frames) decision was awarded in the Union’s favor at the end of 2016.

Following that award, the Company took TWU Local 555 to court to have the decision set aside, alleging that the Arbitrator involved was biased against them and that he had exceeded his authority. Their hope was to get …

Recent Kincare Overcharge Arbitration Update

After the recent Arbitration ruling regarding the charging of more than the contractual maximum of 8 hours to cover a Kincare call out, instead of abiding by the ruling, the Company chose to contact Arbitrator Javits for the following stated reason,

"Southwest requests that you either reconsider or stay your August 9, 2017, award."

The Company's position is that any hours …

Kincare Overcharge Grievance Sustained At Arbitration

We have received more good news in the fight for ensuring our CA members are treated appropriately regarding sick leave laws, namely CA Labor Code 233, otherwise known as Kincare. This year, the Company began charging more than the contractual maximum of 8 hours per call out and attempting to use their interpretation of Kincare to diminish our contractual rights, by …