The parties return to the table starting October 21 in Chicago under the direction of Gerry McGuckin from the NMB. At mediator McGuckin’s request, in advance of this week's session there was some subcommittee work done in Chicago. Also as a part of this advance work, officials from TeamCare met with the company along with Business Agents from several locals.
David Renshaw is a busy man. Recently named “Teamster of the Year” for Local 769, the Business Agent recently added to his workload when he assumed the representation for the Airline Division in the Local...In response to concerns raised by UAL/IBT Safety Chairman Ralph Ortiz to United management about the current concerns of preventing the accidental spread of the Ebola virus on United aircraft by passengers that may have exhibited similar symptoms, UAL Director of Technical Operations and Ground Safety Ron Sims issued a response...
Frontier Airlines updated information Thursday regarding its aircraft and flights involving Amber Vinson, the Dallas nurse infected with the Ebola virus.
Frontier said it placed two pilots and four flight attendants on paid leave for 21 days "out of an abundance of caution as the safety and security of our employees is our number one priority."
The problem remains at the regional-airline level, where starting pay for first officers tends to be not much over $20,000 and experienced pilots are jumping to join the better-paying major carriers.
Piedmont stock clerk negotiations resumed on October 9, 2014 with the union presenting proposals on Article 21 (Moving Expenses) and Article 14 (Vacation). After discussion, both articles were tentatively agreed to. Piedmont mechanics negotiations set to resume October 7 were cancelled - new dates will be scheduled.
The UAL mechanics seniority committee met last week in Seattle Washington to discuss some open issues prior to returning to the task of merging the three seniority lists. One of the main topics discussed was on the subject of tiebreakers. The process of merging the lists will resume in the coming weeks.
The Airline Division reminds all members to follow "best practices" and guidelines set fourth by the CDC in light of a passenger who traveled by air to the U.S. and contracted the Ebola virus...Negotiations for NetJets technicians and related resumed this week with the committee working internally and making electronic passes with management...