Capt. Dave Dias and TAMC Chairman Chris Moore hosted a podcast at Teamsters Local 769 to discuss Go Team training for NTSB crash investigations. Listen here.
(Indianapolis) - Teamsters Local 135’s Edyta Hansen is at the Maritime Conference Center in Linthicum Heights, Maryland this week attending a Flight Attendant Drug and Alcohol Program (FADAP) conference.
Today Local 135 Business Agent Michael Winegar flew to Philadelphia to meet Republic Airways Flight Attendant Laurie Melniczek to present her the James R Hoffa Memorial Scholarship for $10,000. Laurie’s daughter, Kendra, will be attending Lafayette College in Easton, PA to major in Bioengineering.
As discussed in a previous dispatch, a summit with United Airlines (UA) Labor Relations leadership was held in Washington DC on July 21 at the IBT Headquarters. Several issues were discussed during that meeting. These issues included the UA System Board, the growing backlog of grievances due to the pandemic (especially regarding RIF and recall) and the scheduling of arbitration cases. Commitments were made to reduce the docket and to settle grievances at the lowest possible level as outlined in the collective bargaining agreement.
As we begin to turn the corner on the pandemic in much of the world, passengers are returning to the skies. Although the airlines are only flying around 65 percent of what they did in 2019, it is great to see the uptick in flying. Throughout all of this you have been on the front lines. As essential workers you could not shelter in place. Instead, you put yourselves and your families at risk by continuing to come to work.
Officials from Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters announced today they are forming an exclusive educational partnership between the two organizations.