Teamsters President James P. Hoffa wrote to the head of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) last week asking the agency not to move forward with proposed changes that would allow passengers to speak on cell phones while in flight. He cited concerns that allowing calls while in the air could not only hamper the passenger experience, but the safety of airline workers and all those aboard as well.
The NetJets Technicians and Related Negotiating Committee met with the company on December 5, 2013 and made counter proposals on several Articles, reaching a TA on Article 12. The NetJets Pilots Negotiation Committee met on December 4 and 5, 2013, making counter proposals on several Sections. Talks are set to resume in mid January.
The merger that will unite American and US Airways and create the largest carrier in the world is expected to close on Monday. But it will take many months to put in place all the nuts and bolts that will truly transform the two carriers into a single airline.
(WASHINGTON) – Today, United Airlines (UAL) professional aviation mechanics represented by the Teamsters Union escalated their actions to pressure the company to live up to its promises by hand-billing UAL customers inside and outside 12 major airports around the country.
(WASHINGTON) – Today, United Airlines (UAL) professional aviation mechanics represented by the Teamsters Union held informational pickets at 10 major airports around the country. United Airlines mechanics are informing the public that they may be forced to strike if the company refuses to keep its promise to reinstate the workers’ pension plans.
We are extremely disappointed to see that the company has chosen to engage in the age old, worn out practice of accusing the union of contemplating illegal job actions when things don’t go their way. This began when talks broke off and now we are beginning to see them “monitoring the membership,” hoping that we might do something illegal. You don’t have to take our word for it, see for yourself.