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07/21/2014

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.

07/21/2014

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. 

07/14/2014

In preparation for the upcoming mediation sessions, the parties met in Chicago during the week of July 7, 2014 through July 11, 2014. During this session the union committee revisited the problems resulting from the company’s incorrect interpretation of, and failure to implement, certain provisions of the respective standalone contracts.

07/14/2014

The FAA's recent efforts to clarify and define its role in regulating the use of model aircraft has some hobbyists upset about what they see as the agency's overreaction to a couple of unusual incidents...Boeing is close to sealing deals with as many as four airlines for its 747-8...

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