Mechanics and Related
The National Transportation Safety Board is holding a hearing into a cargo jet crash that killed two pilots at Birmingham's airport last year. The hearing set for Feb. 20 in Washington will investigate the crash of the twin-engine UPS A300-600 jet while it tried to land in Birmingham on Aug. 14. Investigators have said they didn't find mechanical problems with the aircraft.
United Airlines Mechanics Call for Pension Reinstatement During Informational Pickets at Airports Across the U.S.
(WASHINGTON) – Today, United Airlines (UAL) professional aviation mechanics represented by the Teamsters Union held informational pickets at 10 major airports around the country. United Airlines mechanics are informing the public that they may be forced to strike if the company refuses to keep its promise to reinstate the workers’ pension plans.
In a letter to United Airlines Senior VP Douglas McKeen, Teamsters Airline Division Director Capt. David Bourne has submitting a class-action grievance on behalf of sub-CAL and sub-UAL mechanics, protesting the company’s unilateral changes that constitute a reduction in health benefits in violation of contractual agreements. The letter also requests more information on company changes to life insurance benefits and requests that United cease all unilateral changes to health benefits. Click here to read the letter.
Telephone electronic voting and Internet voting for US Airways mechanics and related workers will take place from July 8 through August 12, and voting instructions will be mailed out on July 8. The ballots will be counted on August 12. (Read the NMB notice.)
Today, June 6, the National Mediation Board (NMB) announced that the Teamsters Union has a showing of interest (sufficient authorization cards) and will be scheduling an election soon. This is a huge step forward in our campaign to win a more secure future as Teamsters at the world’s largest airline. Now, we will truly have a choice for better representation moving forward. Click here to read the NMB notice.