UAL-CAL-CMI Mechanics Update
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.
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.
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.