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UAL-CAL-CMI Mechanics Update

UAL/CAL/CMI Mechanic Update - June 22, 2014

A notice to the steering committee was sent out for the body to reconvene July 24 and 25 in Denver. The notice was sent to the seventy sitting members of the committee covering all locations from Boston to Guam. The committee will be briefed on what has transpired since the last meeting and then there will be a discussion on how the talks will proceed under mediation.

UAL/CAL/CMI Mechanic Update - June 15, 2014

On June 13 President Hoffa visited with members at the Maintenance Base in OV and Engine Shop. Mr. Hoffa walked the floor and spoke with several members during the tour of these two areas. A short meeting was held afterwards with stewards, and Business Agents in the Union Office at the Base.

UAL/CAL/CMI Mechanic Update-May 31, 2014

On May 28th and 29th the parties met in Chicago for the purpose of further understanding the economics of the respective proposals. However due to concerns brought up on the Chief Steward's call the week prior, there were broad issues that needed to be addressed. The Chiefs expressed concern that on the sub UA side there were still major implementation items that were causing frustration.

UAL/CAL/CMI Mechanics Update - May 10, 2014

The parties met on May 7th in Las Vegas. The purpose of the meeting was to prepare a report for mediator McGuckin on the parties’ respective table positions from last November. In discussing the positions, it became clear that a further meeting was warranted with a few subject matter experts.

UAL/CAL/CMI Mechanics Update - May 4, 2014

On April 29th and 30th, twenty five Chief Stewards and Business Agents attended training on preparing and presenting cases at the System/Joint Board level. The class was coordinated by the IBT Training Department and was led by Iliana Flores after a request by the Airline Division.

UAL/CAL/CMI Mechanics Update - April 13, 2014

The presentation of the union’s case began on Wednesday the 9th however it was not completed. The hearing session concluded late that day with the parties reviewing calendars to schedule future dates. As with the two subsidiary medical grievances, when the schedule is known it will be reported in the Dispatch.

UAL/CAL/CMI Mechanics Update - March 30, 2014

Mediator Gerry McGuckin called the leadership of the parties to meet in Chicago on April 11th. This one-day meeting will be to establish protocol for mediated bargaining. It is expected the mediator will offer future dates at this meeting for the parties to begin negotiations.

UAL/CAL/CMI Mechanics Update - March 23, 2014

Preparation continued this week for the upcoming medical arbitration cases. Historical documents were reviewed, some dating from the 1970's, for potential evidence.

UAL/CAL/CMI Mechanics Update - March 1, 2014

A grievance preparation and presentation training class for representatives that present cases at the system/joint board level is scheduled to take place April 29th and 30th in San Francisco. The class will be held at Local 856 in San Bruno and will be presented by the Airline Division with the assistance of the IBT Training and Development Department.

UAL/CAL/CMI Mechanics Update - February 23, 2013

Following discussions between the union and management and barring unforeseen last minute changes or settlement discussions, the union has announced agreement on dates for UAL arbitrations. Click here to read more.


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