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

Negotiations Update

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. Accordingly the parties agreed to a small committee meeting May 28th and 29th in Chicago. In attendance for the Union will be our economist Dan Akins and several Business Agents along with Clacy Griswold and Bob Fisher from the Airline Division. It is expected that the full steering committee will meet in late July or early August to review what has transpired to this point and to discuss moving forward.

As previously reported the first mediated session is scheduled for the week of August 18th.

Arbitration Schedule

The outsourcing arbitration case that was scheduled to be heard on the 14th of May has been postponed. A new date is currently being scheduled.

The remainder of the sub CAL medical arbitration case is now scheduled to be heard August 5th and 6th. It is hoped that the case will conclude with this session given that there are two days set aside to hear the issues.

The remainder of the sub UA medical arbitration is now scheduled to be heard on September 8th. 

The schedule for the continuation of the resource utilization letter is not yet confirmed but it will be reported in the Dispatch when known.

Airline Division Advisory Board Meets

On May 6th, the AD Advisory Board met in Las Vegas. The meeting was chaired by Chairman George Miranda. Reports were given on all current negotiations the Division is currently involved with. A presentation was made to the Board regarding pension plans by Peter Hardcastle of Cheiron and Ed Gleason of Ed Gleason Law. The Board was given an overview of the different typical ways pension solutions were crafted in the past and how new plans should be structured in the future to protect plan participants. Chris Moore gave a presentation on the TAMC from where it started to where the organization is currently. Chris also presented a vision for that organization moving forward.

Furloughed Members Urged to Update Their Addresses

Members on furlough are advised to keep their addresses current with the company while on layoff. It is predicted that there will be many movements this year and there have been several members that have been removed from the seniority list because old addresses were on file when notices were sent.

If you are in touch with a furloughed member, please forward this information to them. Updates may be emailed to: . The ESC will provide a fax number and ask members to send the address change accompanied with a signature.

Useful Links

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The following Locals represent these respective cities:

Boston Local 25

New York & Washington Local 210

Charleston & Atlanta Local 528

Miami, Ft. Lauderdale Tampa & Orlando Local 769

Cleveland Local 964

Chicago Local 781

Houston, Dallas & New Orleans Local 19

Phoenix Local 104

Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, Hawaii & Guam Local 986

San Francisco Local 856/986

Denver Local 455