Through the Teamsters Military Assistance Program; the Airline Division and The Aviation Mechanics Coalition were invited to make a presentation at the American Legion A & P Credentialing Round Table in Washington, DC on November 7, 2017. The roundtable discussion focused on the Aviation Mechanic shortage and how to facilitate the transition of separating Veterans into civilian aviation maintenance jobs.
Week In Review
Last week’s devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey and the destruction already caused by Hurricane Irma and the anticipated further destruction as it makes landfall on the mainland of the United States has shown the resilience of our members. Even as they were dealt serious blows personally, they have survived the storms and risen to aid their neighbors and support each other in these times of need.
July 6th brought about the first negotiating session with Atlas Air management since their first meeting with the company in March 2016, with the parties meeting at a neutral site in Washington, D.C. As outlined in the framework agreement recently agreed to by the parties, the objective of the meeting was to come to a tentative agreement on articles presented over a year ago.
NetJets aircraft technicians and related employees represented by the Teamsters Airline Division and Teamsters Local 284 have launched a multi-location informational picketing campaign to publicize their dispute over the company’s refusal to pay industry standard wages and massive levels of subcontracting of aircraft maintenance. Informational picketing began on Friday at Don Scott Airport at Ohio State University in Columbus.