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10/12/2016

(WASHINGTON) – With the start of the holiday shopping season just weeks away, mechanics and other workers who ensure UPS’s (NYSE: UPS) fleet of jet engine aircraft are operational and safe are heading into negotiations with the company. 

UPS, a multi-billion-dollar company, is calling for a massive reduction in both active and retiree health benefits for 1,200 maintenance workers who are critical to the company’s supply chain. Most do physically demanding and often dangerous work around jet engine aircraft and equipment, and toxic fuel, chemicals and exhaust.

10/07/2016

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Aircraft mechanics, fuelers, cleaners and stock clerks passed out hundreds of handbills to their NetJets co-workers in the company cafeteria in response to their employer’s decision to subcontract critical maintenance work to third-party vendors.

09/29/2016

As reported last week; at the direction of the NMB, the negotiating committee and company representatives were summoned to Washington, DC this week to meet with the federal mediators in hopes of resolving the outstanding issues of concern. The meetings started on September 26th with each party explaining their positions to the mediators.

09/29/2016

(WASHINGTON) – Following an agreement in principle on August 12, 2016, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters has reached a tentative agreement with United Airlines on a six-year joint collective bargaining agreement covering more than 9,000 technicians, finalizing the language in the contract.

The contract, which contains industry-leading wages and benefits, will now be put in front of members for a ratification vote.

09/27/2016

A three-judge panel for the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that Amerijet must follow a district court order to arbitrate labor disputes with Teamsters who are temporarily based in the Caribbean.

09/20/2016

On September 19, the National Mediation Board sent a revised meeting notice that reconfirmed the status conference on September 26 and directed the parties to remain in Washington through September 28 to finalize all open issues.  The NMB notice also reaffirmed that the NMB’s gag order remains in place, but authorized the parties to disseminate key agreed upon terms of the AIP.  Below is a summary of the key agreed upon terms.

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