Teamsters Local 2727 technicians and related classifications picketed at customer locations in Kentucky and Indiana today to protest deep concessionary contract proposals that would significantly increase health care costs.
May 24 is National Aviation Maintenance Technician Day. The Teamsters Aviation Mechanics Coalition and the Teamsters Airline Division would like to take a moment to recognize our thousands of aviation maintenance technicians. Your hard work and dedication to aviation safety is without a doubt a corner stone in the success of our outstanding industry safety record. This day honors the birthday of Charles Taylor, the first aviation mechanic in powered flight and the man who designed and built the engine that powered the first successful Wright Brothers Airplane.
Your negotiating committee met this morning with the National Mediation Board (NMB) at the NMB headquarters in Washington, DC. In attendance for the union were the voting members of the negotiating committee, Teamsters Airline Division Director Capt. David Bourne as well as legal, actuarial and economic staff from the International. In attendance from the NMB were Board Member Linda Puchala and Mediator Gerry McGuckin.
As Deutsche Post DHL prepares for its annual shareholder meeting in Germany this week, American pilots who fly worldwide for the logistics company announced the results of a recent vote to authorize their union to call a strike if necessary. Pilot support across all five of DHL’s North American network carriers – Atlas, Southern, Polar, ABX and Kalitta – is nearly unanimous.
(WASHINGTON) – The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Teamsters Airline Division and Teamsters Local 120 have invoked a provision written into a 2014 Letter of Agreement with Sun Country Airlines after the company employed stall tactics at the bargaining table during a critical juncture of contract negotiations with Teamster flight attendants last week.
The provision, which takes the matter to the National Mediation Board, is intended to stop delay tactics by the company and ensure that negotiations remain serious and substantive.
The NMB has called the parties to reconvene in Washington, DC on May 23rd for a status conference. The union committee welcomes this opportunity to restart the process of negotiations. As always, it is the goal of the committee to finish this process as quickly as possible, while providing an industry leading agreement that will make the membership proud. Future dates will be reported after the meeting.
This morning, all have now approved the committee proposal. Within the past hour, Airline Division Director David Bourne hand delivered the proposal to the NMB.
As soon as we have further information from the NMB, we will pass it on to you.