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Alaska Ramp Contract?

Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:10 pm

Does anyone have any idea where I might be able to see the IAM agreement for Alaska's ramp service employees?
 
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RE: Alaska Ramp Contract?

Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:22 pm

Quoting swa4life (Thread starter):
Does anyone have any idea where I might be able to see the IAM agreement for Alaska's ramp service employees?

It's not a public record; it's on the AS employee site and possibly the IAM site.
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RE: Alaska Ramp Contract?

Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:29 pm

Yeah I figured as much. Google yielded no results.. Any chance someone might be willing to post the year over year pay scale?
 
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RE: Alaska Ramp Contract?

Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:26 am

Alaska rampers start out making $10 the first year and top out at $16 after 7 years.
 
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RE: Alaska Ramp Contract?

Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:45 am

Quoting WRXRCR (Reply 3):
Alaska rampers start out making $10 the first year and top out at $16 after 7 years.

Wow, that seems extremely low, even for an LCC. Hopefully they'll see some improvement with their new contract and benefit from what is a well-run airline.
 
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RE: Alaska Ramp Contract?

Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:08 am

Quoting swa4life (Thread starter):
Does anyone have any idea where I might be able to see the IAM agreement for Alaska's ramp service employees?

Visit http://www.iamdl142.org/

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RE: Alaska Ramp Contract?

Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:56 am

Quoting lucky777 (Reply 4):
Quoting WRXRCR (Reply 3):
Alaska rampers start out making $10 the first year and top out at $16 after 7 years.

Wow, that seems extremely low, even for an LCC. Hopefully they'll see some improvement with their new contract and benefit from what is a well-run airline.

Indeed. I made a bit more than that in years past at an FBO in a [much] cheaper part of the country.
 
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RE: Alaska Ramp Contract?

Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:39 am

Quoting lucky777 (Reply 4):
Quoting WRXRCR (Reply 3):Alaska rampers start out making $10 the first year and top out at $16 after 7 years.
Wow, that seems extremely low, even for an LCC.

Those figures are wildly inaccurate; starting pay is significantly higher than $10/hr. It goes to over $23.00/hr at TOS and even higher for Arctic stations.
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RE: Alaska Ramp Contract?

Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:06 am

Excuse my ignorance, but which stations do AS handle in-house?
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RE: Alaska Ramp Contract?

Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:14 am

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 8):
Excuse my ignorance, but which stations do AS handle in-house?

State of Alaska mainline stations only. Nothing in Canada/Hawaii/L48/Mexico below the wing is handled by AS personnel, but contracted out.
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RE: Alaska Ramp Contract?

Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:48 am

Quoting swa4life (Thread starter):
Does anyone have any idea where I might be able to see the IAM agreement for Alaska's ramp service employees?

Are there any IAM represented Alaska Rampers in the lower US? they outsourced SEA a while back. I only know that the existing mainline AS rampers still exist pretty much only in Alaska?

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RE: Alaska Ramp Contract?

Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:37 am

Quoting malaysia (Reply 10):
Are there any IAM represented Alaska Rampers in the lower US?

No, however there are plenty of L48 personnel represented by the IAM in Reservations, Accounting, and of course CSAs (the COPS contract - Clerical, Office, Passenger Service).
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RE: Alaska Ramp Contract?

Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:04 am

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 11):
No, however there are plenty of L48 personnel represented by the IAM in Reservations, Accounting, and of course CSAs (the COPS contract - Clerical, Office, Passenger Service).

Would you happen to know if union membership is at the employee's discretion, or is it a closed shop?
Not that it matters in the grand scheme of things, just curious.

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RE: Alaska Ramp Contract?

Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:31 pm

Ramp/Stores (RSSA) is closed shop.
 
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RE: Alaska Ramp Contract?

Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:34 pm

Quoting yeelep (Reply 13):
Ramp/Stores (RSSA) is closed shop.

In addition, the COPS group is closed-shop as well. There was a time where membership wasn't mandatory, however the employee still paid union dues (just not the initiation fee to join) since "the union got them the wages and benefits they were enjoying."
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RE: Alaska Ramp Contract?

Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:21 am

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 9):
State of Alaska mainline stations only. Nothing in Canada/Hawaii/L48/Mexico below the wing is handled by AS personnel, but contracted out.

Almost correct for the lower 48 except that the SEA Air Cargo facility is run by AS ramp agents. They load the freighter aircraft when it turns in the morning as well as the Combi flights in the morning and late night.
 
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RE: Alaska Ramp Contract?

Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:40 am

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 14):
In addition, the COPS group is closed-shop as well. There was a time where membership wasn't mandatory, however the employee still paid union dues (just not the initiation fee to join) since "the union got them the wages and benefits they were enjoying."

That sounds like the union talking, though I think I recognize the hint of sarcasm even without the smiley!
Thanks for the info.
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