(WASHINGTON) – On Tuesday, February 5, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and United Airlines will jointly ask the National Mediation Board (NMB) to mediate negotiation for an agreement covering maintenance controllers working at the company. The 90 maintenance controllers work in the carrier’s Chicago headquarters and coordinate maintenance and repairs for United Airlines’ aircraft fleet.
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
As an update to the status of the new Controllers agreement at United Airlines, unfortunately we were unable to meet in August, and the same is true for September. This happened for a number of reasons on both sides of the table. We are scheduled to resume October 8&9th as well as the full last week of October.
(WASHINGTON) – Following an agreement in principle on August 12, 2016, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters has reached a tentative agreement with United Airlines on a six-year joint collective bargaining agreement covering more than 9,000 technicians, finalizing the language in the contract.
The contract, which contains industry-leading wages and benefits, will now be put in front of members for a ratification vote.
(CHICAGO) — The International Brotherhood of Teamsters and United Airlines announced jointly today that they have reached an agreement in principle for a joint contract covering the company’s approximately 9,000 technicians and related employees.
The parties will complete final language soon and put the resulting tentative agreement out to vote by the technicians and related employees once the language has been finalized.
Your negotiating committee met this week with the National Mediation Board (NMB) at the NMB headquarters in Washington, DC. In attendance for the union were the voting members of the negotiating committee, local business agents, International Airline Division representatives and legal, actuarial and economic advisors.
Your negotiating committee met this morning with the National Mediation Board (NMB) at the NMB headquarters in Washington, DC. In attendance for the union were the voting members of the negotiating committee, Teamsters Airline Division Director Capt. David Bourne as well as legal, actuarial and economic staff from the International. In attendance from the NMB were Board Member Linda Puchala and Mediator Gerry McGuckin.
Your negotiating committee met this week on April 21 and April 22 to finalize our counter proposal to United’s “Final Offer.” The meetings were held at Local 19 in Houston, Texas. All articles were reviewed to proof read and sign off on language changes determined at last week’s negotiating committee meeting.
On February 16, 2016, Teamster United Airlines mechanics, voted down United’s offer and voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike. Since then, your negotiating committee has been hard at work to determine the best path for productive negotiations with the company that address the concerns of the membership.
A survey of the membership was completed on Friday, April 1. This will give the negotiating committee an accurately prioritized picture of the current issues and concerns that the workers want brought up in bargaining.