Week In Review
This week, the Cape Air ExCo and Negotiating Committee announced that a tentative agreement had been reached to extend the existing CBA to September 2018. The tentative agreement will now be submitted to the Local’s Executive Board and Airline Division Director for final review before a ratification vote by the members.
On June 18, the Coalition of Airline Pilots Association (CAPA), announced that Barbara Boxer e-introduced the "Safe Skies Act of 2015" (S.1612) in the 114th Congress, along with co-sponsors Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA), Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Sen. Al Franken (D-MN).
In March of 2013 the Teamsters and UAL settled a dispute which resulted in a new benefit for IBT represented members. The new benefit is a one-time career move which provides for many or all costs associated with moving to be paid for by the company. An IBT-represented employee is eligible for a “Career Move” once in their career, provided they is not on probation or returning from inactive status (Furlough, Illness Leave, etc.).
On June 10, over 100 UAL / IBT members gathered at Willis Tower in Chicago in a show of strength and unity to demonstrate frustration with the company's lack of urgency in negotiating the promised industry-leading contract for United Technicians. They were so raucous that they could be heard all the way to Lake Michigan, according to reports of passersby.
On Thursday June 4th the RUL arbitration continued in Newark at the Airport Hilton. The Company presented its evidence and testimony as the IBT had previously rested pending any rebuttal. After the Company rested there was one very brief rebuttal witness from the Union. The arbitrator then declared the record closed and it was determined that closing arguments would be submitted in the form of briefs. The day's testimony and rebuttal took about five hours. Legal counsel for both sides will now wait for the transcripts from this last day of testimony before beginning the process of writing the briefs.