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Airline Division News, Week Ending December 13, 2014

In a victory for labor, Congress passed H.R. 2591. The resolution extends the filing deadline provisions of the Pension Protection Act of 2006 that were included in the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, allowing American Airlines employees whose retirement plans were frozen in bankruptcy to redirect their funds to a qualified plan with no tax penalty.

Airline Division News, Week Ending December 6, 2014

The Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations (CAPA) announced the appointment of Teamsters Local 1224 Vice President Capt. Mark Niles to the position of Vice President...The NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots has sued the company over a violation of the Stored Communications Act...

Airline Division News, Week Ending November 29, 2014

Atlas Air Captain Ken Ryngala passed away Saturday evening, November 22...Atlas Air First Officer Todd Hoppe passed away on Tuesday, November 18...

Airline Division News, Week Ending November 23, 2014

The Airline Division and Teamsters Local 135 prevailed in the Midwest Seniority Integration arbitration on November 18 to integrate Republic and Midwest flight attendants...Capt. David Bourne attended the International Aviation Club luncheon in DC where Norwegian Air Shuttle CEO addressed recent discussions that have kept the low-cost carrier from operating in the U.S...

Airline Division News, Week Ending November 15, 2014

NetJets is threatening to fire workers over the Teamsters' decision to publicize the names of wealthy customers who stand to benefit from the company’s attack on the wages, benefits and working conditions...Piedmont Stock Clerk negotiations resumed on November 11 with productive discissions...Negotiations for Piedmont Mechanics resumed November 10 in a brief two-day session that was not viewed as overly productive...

Airline Division News, Week Ending November 8, 2014

Negotiations for a combined ASA/XJT Stock Clerk contract resumed this week in Atlanta. The Union made passes on Section 7 (Hours of Service) and Section 22 (General and Miscellaneous), and the Company made a pass on Section 22 and Section 7. The parties were unable to reach a TA (Tentative Agreement) on any Sections this week.

Airline Division News, Week Ending October 25, 2014

On Friday, October 24th, IBT Safety and Health Industrial Hygienist Enjoli DeGrasse and TAMC Chairman Chris Moore participated in the national conference call, "Ebola Preparedness for Labor Unions"...UAL and IBT reconvened negotiations in Chicago for another session of bargaining under the direction and supervision of the National Mediation Board...

Airline Division News, Week Ending October 18, 2014

David Renshaw is a busy man. Recently named “Teamster of the Year” for Local 769, the Business Agent recently added to his workload when he assumed the representation for the Airline Division in the Local...In response to concerns raised by UAL/IBT Safety Chairman Ralph Ortiz to United management about the current concerns of preventing the accidental spread of the Ebola virus on United aircraft by passengers that may have exhibited similar symptoms, UAL Director of Technical Operations and Ground Safety Ron Sims issued a response...

Airline Division News, Week Ending October 12, 2014

Piedmont stock clerk negotiations resumed on October 9, 2014 with the union presenting proposals on Article 21 (Moving Expenses) and Article 14 (Vacation). After discussion, both articles were tentatively agreed to. Piedmont mechanics negotiations set to resume October 7 were cancelled - new dates will be scheduled.

Airline Division News, Week Ending October 4, 2014

The Airline Division reminds all members to follow "best practices" and guidelines set fourth by the CDC in light of a passenger who traveled by air to the U.S. and contracted the Ebola virus...Negotiations for NetJets technicians and related resumed this week with the committee working internally and making electronic passes with management...


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