On Tuesday, the U.S. District Court in Nevada granted a preliminary injunction in favor of Teamster pilots at Allegiant Air, finding that Allegiant unilaterally changed provisions in the existing agreement during bargaining in violation of RLA status quo requirements. Allegiant was ordered to reinstate the lost medical program, comply with parental leave policy, and address scheduling issues due to the unilateral implementation of a preferential bidding system.
On Thursday, July 24, the steering committee was reconvened in Denver for the purpose of a briefing on the current state of negotiations. Representative Clacy Griswold explained where the negotiations are now. There was also a short briefing on mediation. Representative Bob Fisher gave an overview of the current system wide arbitration cases.
Federal officials say United Airlines repeatedly put workers at Newark Liberty International Airport in danger of being injured by falls or by falling objects and other workplace hazards. Violations include exposing aircraft mechanics to fall hazards while working from a ground support vehicle and struck-by hazards by storing materials on storage racks
On Tuesday, July 15th, the national GSE and Facilities committee representing sub United mechanics met in Houston. With the awarding of contracts around the system, the committee pressed on the need for the union to be involved early in the process of facility overhauls to ensure the scope of the projects does not violate the scope of the collective bargaining agreement.
The Teamsters Aviation Mechanics Coalition called for the implementation of a single standard of drug testing for airline mechanics in its comments submitted Wednesday to the FAA on its proposed rulemaking...SWA Material Specialist Contract Negotiations continued in Dallas this past week, with the company making a counter proposal on Article 4 and the company and union making multiple passes on Articles 5 and 8 with no tentative agreements reached.
At least one American was on board Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 carrying 298 people when it was shot down by a missile over Ukraine, President Obama said today. An intelligence official said the missile was fired inside Ukraine in a territory controlled by Russian separatists.