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UAL-CAL-CMI Mechanics Update

UAL/CAL/CMI Mechanics Update - August 17, 2014

Several members of the TAMC led by International Rep. Chris Moore will be lobbying on Capitol Hill this Monday the 18th. The groups will focus on new certifications for foreign repair stations and other aviation maintenance safety related items.

UAL/CAL/CMI Mechanics Update - August 10, 2014

With a life on the line, Rob Pennell springs into action. The UAL Lead Facilities Maintenance Technician at PDX recently helped save the life of a stranger who was found unresponsive on the floor of the terminal...Oral arguments for the sCO medical grievance wrapped up on August 5; when the decision has been signed it will be reported in the Dispatch. The sUA medical grievance will continue as scheduled on September 8...

UAL/CAL/CMI Mechanics Update – July 20, 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.

UAL/CAL/CMI Mechanics Update – July 13, 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.

UAL/CAL/CMI Mechanic Update - June 29, 2014

Normally we don’t report on United Daily articles but the article titled, “Base teams begin historic heavy maintenance on Airbus” found here is different. This is a story about the first HMV visit in SFO in twelve years. As part of the company’s cost reduction efforts they determined that bringing this work in would save money.

UAL/CAL/CMI Mechanic Update - June 22, 2014

A notice to the steering committee was sent out for the body to reconvene July 24 and 25 in Denver. The notice was sent to the seventy sitting members of the committee covering all locations from Boston to Guam. The committee will be briefed on what has transpired since the last meeting and then there will be a discussion on how the talks will proceed under mediation.

UAL/CAL/CMI Mechanic Update - June 15, 2014

On June 13 President Hoffa visited with members at the Maintenance Base in OV and Engine Shop. Mr. Hoffa walked the floor and spoke with several members during the tour of these two areas. A short meeting was held afterwards with stewards, and Business Agents in the Union Office at the Base.

UAL/CAL/CMI Mechanic Update-May 31, 2014

On May 28th and 29th the parties met in Chicago for the purpose of further understanding the economics of the respective proposals. However due to concerns brought up on the Chief Steward's call the week prior, there were broad issues that needed to be addressed. The Chiefs expressed concern that on the sub UA side there were still major implementation items that were causing frustration.

UAL/CAL/CMI Mechanics Update - May 10, 2014

The parties met on May 7th in Las Vegas. The purpose of the meeting was to prepare a report for mediator McGuckin on the parties’ respective table positions from last November. In discussing the positions, it became clear that a further meeting was warranted with a few subject matter experts.

UAL/CAL/CMI Mechanics Update - May 4, 2014

On April 29th and 30th, twenty five Chief Stewards and Business Agents attended training on preparing and presenting cases at the System/Joint Board level. The class was coordinated by the IBT Training Department and was led by Iliana Flores after a request by the Airline Division.


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