UAL-CAL-CMI Mechanics Update
A grievance preparation and presentation training class for representatives that present cases at the system/joint board level is scheduled to take place April 29th and 30th in San Francisco. The class will be held at Local 856 in San Bruno and will be presented by the Airline Division with the assistance of the IBT Training and Development Department.
Following discussions between the union and management and barring unforeseen last minute changes or settlement discussions, the union has announced agreement on dates for UAL arbitrations. Click here to read more.
The parties will work out the remaining dates and arbitrators early next week. The remaining expedited system wide scope and benefits grievances include the sub CO and sub UA medical, Chicago Data Center outsourcing, Tool Room process integration, Newark De-Icing equipment outsourcing, and the APU crew cases...GUL deductions...CLE hub status...
On Monday, January 13th, the TSA released its finalized US based repair station security rule. Significantly, because of the release, the moratorium placed by Congress on new certification of facilities has now been lifted. Lobbyists for the MRO industry including ARSA are now pushing for the FAA to quickly certify new facilities.
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.
In a letter to United Airlines Senior VP Douglas McKeen, Teamsters Airline Division Director Capt. David Bourne has submitting a class-action grievance on behalf of sub-CAL and sub-UAL mechanics, protesting the company’s unilateral changes that constitute a reduction in health benefits in violation of contractual agreements. The letter also requests more information on company changes to life insurance benefits and requests that United cease all unilateral changes to health benefits. Click here to read the letter.