Mechanics and Related
With a life on the line, Rob Pennell springs into action. The UAL Lead Facilities Maintenance Technician at PDX recently helped save the life of a stranger who was found unresponsive on the floor of the terminal...Oral arguments for the sCO medical grievance wrapped up on August 5; when the decision has been signed it will be reported in the Dispatch. The sUA medical grievance will continue as scheduled on September 8...
The summer edition of the Teamster Aviation Professional is hot off the press. Volume 5, Issue 2 of the newsletter is a full digest of news related to the Teamsters Aviation Mechanics Coalition (TAMC) as well as industry insights and useful information for all members of the mechanics and related class and craft.
On Thursday, July 24, the steering committee was reconvened in Denver for the purpose of a briefing on the current state of negotiations. Representative Clacy Griswold explained where the negotiations are now. There was also a short briefing on mediation. Representative Bob Fisher gave an overview of the current system wide arbitration cases.
Federal officials say United Airlines repeatedly put workers at Newark Liberty International Airport in danger of being injured by falls or by falling objects and other workplace hazards. Violations include exposing aircraft mechanics to fall hazards while working from a ground support vehicle and struck-by hazards by storing materials on storage racks
On Tuesday, July 15th, the national GSE and Facilities committee representing sub United mechanics met in Houston. With the awarding of contracts around the system, the committee pressed on the need for the union to be involved early in the process of facility overhauls to ensure the scope of the projects does not violate the scope of the collective bargaining agreement.
In preparation for the upcoming mediation sessions, the parties met in Chicago during the week of July 7, 2014 through July 11, 2014. During this session the union committee revisited the problems resulting from the company’s incorrect interpretation of, and failure to implement, certain provisions of the respective standalone contracts.