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Airline Division News, Week Ending September 6, 2014

Low-cost Norweigian Air International's application to begin transatlantic flights in the U.S. was denied by the Department of Transportation following a Teamster online petition campaign...Negotiations for Piedmont stock clerks commenced last week with the parties reaching tentative agreements on five articles...

Airline Division News, Labor Day 2014

Several U.S. congressmen have sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez regarding the misuse of cash that was to be used for employee health care costs by the employees of World Airways...SWA Material Specialist Contract Negotiations continued in Dallas this past week; no additional tentative agreements were reached during the session...

Airline Division News, Week Ending August 23, 2014

Negotiations for Piedmont mechanics resumed on Monday, August 18. Meetings with the company were focused on ways to break the current logjam on economic issues...Members of the Teamsters Aviation Mechanics Coalition blitzed Capitol Hill, completing seventeen meetings in support of the TAMC agenda...

Airline Division News, Week Ending August 17, 2014

It is with great sadness that the Airline Division has been advised that Local 1224 notified their Atlas Air members of the tragic death of First Officer Rafael Monterroza Jr., who passed away on Wednesday, August 13th as the result of a motorcycle accident...

Airline Division News, Week Ending August 9, 2014

PDX (Portland, Oregon) Lead Facilities Maintenance Technician Rob Pennell recently helped save the life of a stranger who was found unresponsive on the floor of the terminal...A Federal Aviation Administration official told airline pilots that commercial use of unmanned aircraft systems will remain prohibited, with limited exceptions, for now...

Airline Division News, Week Ending August 2, 2014

The US Department of Transportation issued a final rule aimed at providing an additional layer of protection to the shipment of lithium batteries, which are used to power mobile phones and laptops...Boeing plans to build the 787-10 entirely at its plant in South Carolina, bypassing its facilities in Washington State...

Airline Division News, Week Ending July 26, 2014

On Tuesday, the U.S. District Court in Nevada granted a preliminary injunction in favor of Teamster pilots at Allegiant Air, finding that Allegiant unilaterally changed provisions in the existing agreement during bargaining in violation of RLA status quo requirements. Allegiant was ordered to reinstate the lost medical program, comply with parental leave policy, and address scheduling issues due to the unilateral implementation of a preferential bidding system.

Airline Division News, Week Ending July 19, 2014

The Teamsters Aviation Mechanics Coalition called for the implementation of a single standard of drug testing for airline mechanics in its comments submitted Wednesday to the FAA on its proposed rulemaking...SWA Material Specialist Contract Negotiations continued in Dallas this past week, with the company making a counter proposal on Article 4 and the company and union making multiple passes on Articles 5 and 8 with no tentative agreements reached. 

Airline Division News, Week Ending July 12, 2014

The FAA's recent efforts to clarify and define its role in regulating the use of model aircraft has some hobbyists upset about what they see as the agency's overreaction to a couple of unusual incidents...Boeing is close to sealing deals with as many as four airlines for its 747-8...

Airline Division News, Week Ending July 5, 2014

The GoJets negotiating committee spent the majority of the past week working on Local 618 Pilot Group Steward Elections. Preparation work was done on Section 8 (Scheduling). IBT representatives met with the company on June 25 and the next negotiating session is scheduled for August 11-15...Pres. Obama will nominate Christopher Hart as chairman of the NTSB...

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