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Teamsters Airline Division International Representative Chris Moore attended the Aero Engines Americas Conference in Miami on February 4 and 5 as part of the Airline Division’s continued strategy to stay on top of industry trends for the benefit of our membership.

“We are committed to working with not just the companies that employ our members, but everyone throughout the industry to ensure that we address the issues affecting all of us in aviation,” said Capt. David Bourne, Teamsters Airline Division Director.


(ATLANTA) – Yesterday the International Brotherhood of Teamsters filed a lawsuit against ExpressJet Airlines, a United Express carrier, in a federal district court in Atlanta. The lawsuit alleges that the company triggered a “major dispute” under the Railway Labor Act (RLA), the law governing airline and railroad labor relations, when it unilaterally offered a bonus program to attract new airframe and powerplant (A&P) mechanics while it was negotiating with the union over fair pay rates for those workers.


Following the recent outbreak of respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China in December 2019, your union is working closely with the IBT Safety and Health Department and the UAL Safety Department to ensure the safety of all Teamster members who work with the traveling public and provide cleaning or maintenance on aircraft.


The UAL IBT Negotiating Committee and UAL have concluded the first of two scheduled negotiations sessions for January. With the non-economic issues cleared, the sole focus of the negotiations is the exchange of economic passes.


Welcome to the Allegiant Mechanics dispatch. This will be a semi-regular publication to keep you informed of our progress during negotiations, as well as providing you with additional information as needed.


On Wednesday, November 19, 2019 Teamsters joined the Airline Pilots Association (ALPA), the Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations (CAPA) and the Independent Pilots Association (IPA) at a press conference at the U.S. House of Representatives to voice their support for the Safe Skies Act.