The Teamsters Aviation Mechanics Coalition was a major sponsor of this week’s Aerospace Maintenance Competition (AMC) in Miami, Florida. AMTs Brian McCarthy, Nick Sosa, Bryan Metzmeier and Trent DeRudder from Teamsters Local 2727, who work for UPS, joined more than 200 competitors from around the world for the three-day event.
For the last decade, Allegiant Air has built a thriving business buying secondhand jets and connecting small cities to leisure destinations like Las Vegas and Honolulu.
In February 2014, the TAMC was approached by pilots from Allegiant Air who were concerned by the number of air returns and diversions due to fixable maintenance-related issues. It should be noted that Allegiant has an aircraft utilization of roughly 5.5 hours per day, which is less than half the industry average. The TAMC, after considering the number and reasons for the maintenance issues, agreed to launch an investigation.
A new Teamster Aviation Professional Special Edition newsletter covers this week’s Aerospace Maintenance Competition (AMC) in which Teamster AMTs played a major role. At this week’s AMC, held in Miami, Florida, AMTs Brian McCarthy, Nick Sosa, Bryan Metzmeier and Trent DeRudder from Teamsters Local 2727, who work for UPS, joined more than 200 competitors from around the world for the three-day event.
Today the presidents of the Air Line Pilots Association International, the Allied Pilots Association, the Association of Flight Attendants, the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, Communications Workers of America, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and the Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO sent a letter to Congress urging members to call on the U.S. government to open consultations with Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.
A new contract covering more than 500 U.S.-based Air Canada employees was ratified by Teamster members who voted 200-to-101 in favor of the agreement. Voting was conducted electronically beginning on March 17 and ballots were tallied today showing overwhelming support for the new seven-year contract.
On March 30, 2015, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters joined with IBT Local 357 and Republic Airways Holdings, Inc. to file a joint motion in federal district court in Indiana to dismiss all legal actions concerning the “Flight Pay Loss” dispute and other disputes that arose during the trusteeship of Local 747, which occurred in April 2009.