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.
Mechanics and Related
July 31, 2020
Brothers and Sisters,
It is with deep regret that we must inform you that ExpressJet did not prevail in their quest to generate additional flying from United Airlines. Those of you who stuck it out through the 2008-2017 concessionary period, you are commended. Your phenomenal work ethic and dedication to your craft provided ExpressJet with a superior product throughout that entire time. The company never appreciated that, and even prior to COVID-19 continued to negotiate for wages that were less than the industry standard.
TAMC Chairman Chris Moore Appointed to Serve as a Director of the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association
Today, the board of directors of the Professional Aviation Maintenace Association (PAMA) approved the presidential appointment of Chris Moore to serve a two-year term on the board.
Chris Moore is president of The Aviation Mechanics Coalition (TAMC). As founder of TAMC, Moore works tirelessly to advocate for aviation workplace safety and to promote the craft and the intrinsic value of aviation maintenance personnel.
Brothers and Sisters,
Your Negotiations Committee (NC) met with the Company on April 2, 3 and 4th at Allegiant Air Headquarters. The Union and the Company made passes and worked on Articles 12, Training, 19 Grievance Procedure, 20 Board of Arbitration, 23 Management Rights and 24 Labor-Management Cooperation. A Tentative Agreement was reached on Article 12 Training as well a Protocol Agreement. All in all, it was another productive negotiations session.
The next negotiations meeting is scheduled for the week of May 14th.
(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) – UPS aircraft mechanics and related employees at UPS Air Cargo have voted to ratify their newest contract with the company. The contract, which becomes amendable on November 1, 2023, makes UPS Air Cargo mechanics the highest-paid air cargo mechanics in the country by a wide margin.
The IBT International Negotiating Team met on 8/20 thru 8/22 to finish putting together the framework of what will be your first Teamster Contract. We were able to complete the framework and have scheduled meetings with the rank and file negotiating committee members 10/23 and 10/24 to begin crafting the language we will use in face to face bargaining with the company. Once we have prepared our documents we will schedule meetings with the company’s negotiators and begin the process.