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UAL/CAL/CMI Mechanics Update - December 29, 2014

TAMC Year End Recap

It’s been a busy year for the TAMC. For those that are unaware, the TAMC does many things to defend the airline mechanics and related craft throughout the industry and represents more than 18,000 mechanics. What follows is a short summary of some of the actions this important group did on our behalf over the course of the last year:

  1. Based on three IG reports over ten years we challenged the FAA to put a moratorium on Certification of any New Repair Stations, Foreign and  Domestic until such time as it can prove adequate oversight of the over 4,800 Repair Stations currently certified. 

  2. Commented on the ANPRM on Drug Testing at Foreign Repair Stations. 

  3. Took members to Capitol Hill to Lobby in support of our positions on drug testing at foreign repair stations and the moratorium on new repair station certification. 

  4. Provided comments on the proposed changes to AC 120-66c ASAP / MSAP. 

  5. Represented the Teamster Aviation Mechanics at the MRO Americas Conference. 

  6. TAMC Members attended both FAA Safety Info Share meetings.

  7. TAMC Members attended “Advanced Accident Investigation Training” at Embry-Riddle University in Prescott, AZ. 

  8. Did TAMC presentations at Locals 856 and 986 Shop Steward Training Seminars. 

  9. Launched a public investigation into maintenance practices at Allegiant Air in response to pilot concerns on a disproportionate number of air returns due to        maintenance-related issues. 

  10. Issued a report on Allegiant Maintenance Practices and delivered it to the House Aviation Sub-Committee. 

  11. Continued to build our Teamster Outsourcing Defect Report database. 

  12. Worked with IBT Health and Safety during the Ebola scare in order to get accurate information to our members. 

  13. The License Protection Program saw an uptick in usage and was successful in having a member’s license reinstated. 

The TAMC has big plans for expansion in 2015 and it looks like it will be another busy year. The TAMC newsletters can be found on the Airline Division website at

Read the most recent newsletter here.

If you would like to volunteer your time to help with any of the efforts of the TAMC please contact your Business Agent or TAMC Chairman Chris Moore for more information.

Happy Holidays from the Teamsters Airline Division

From the Staff of the Airline Division, we would like to wish you and your families a wonderful holiday season. The offices of the Division will be closed on Wednesday, December 31 and Thursday January 1. We will reopen for business on Friday, January 2, 2015.