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UAL-CAL-CMI Mechanics Update

UAL/CAL/CMI Mechanics Update - October 28, 2013

On Friday, an et al (“and others”) benefits grievance was filed in regards to the unilateral changes imposed by the company. A copy of this grievance will soon be posted on line, until that happens, your chief steward or business agent will have a copy for your review.

Letter: Unilateral Company Changes to Sub-CAL, Sub-UAL Mechanics’ Benefits Violate Contracts

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.

UAL/CAL/CMI Mechanics Update - October 12, 2013

Negotiations with United resumed the week of October 7th with the company in Phoenix, Arizona. Both parties engaged in an effort to narrow issues in order to reach a Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement (JCBA).

UAL/CAL/CMI Mechanics Update - September 28, 2013

In preparation for the re-engagement of negotiations, the union bargaining committee convened at Local 19’s union hall in Houston this week to discuss strategy as we prepare to meet with United Airlines in negotiations on October 7th.

UAL/CAL/CMI Mechanics Update - August 2, 2013

The steering committee reconvened in Chicago on Wednesday July 31st and Thursday August 1st in Chicago to discuss options surrounding the negotiations with United Airlines.

UAL/CAL/CMI Mechanics Update - July 11, 2013

Teamster Business Agents and Principal Officers representing the combined carriers met in Washington, DC on July 8th to discuss the current status of the negotiations at United Airlines. Collectively, the group decided it would be best to reconvene the steering committee prior to any interaction with the carrier. The group decided that reconvening the full committee would allow for discussions both about what transpired during the facilitated talks as well as an opportunity to fully explore options moving forward.

UAL/CAL/CMI Mechanics Update - May 30, 2013

The parties met this week in Chicago to continue negotiations under the outline of the Protocol Agreement entered into by the Union and Company, in which both sides agreed to a facilitated expedited bargaining process under the auspices of the National Mediation Board.

UAL/CAL/CMI Mechanics Update - May 10, 2013

The week was very busy for the subcommittee meetings involving benefits including medical and pensions. J.J. Johns from the Benefits committee was brought in to assist in the benefits talks between the parties last week and continued assistance in this week’s round.

UAL/CAL/CMI Negotiations Update - May 5, 2013

This week, the negotiating team traveled back to Chicago. The week was spent reviewing the comprehensive proposal to Phase 2 subjects exchanged with the carrier in last week’s session. Each item from the Companies initial proposal was broken down and discussed by the committee. The union team then took another look at the Teamster proposals to determine where adjustments or agreements might possibly be made.


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