The IBT Negotiations Committee and leadership, as well as the company’s negotiations committee, gave status updates at the National Mediation Board headquarters in Washington, DC on December 2. The rank-and-file delegation met in caucus after these discussions; the committee determined it would be in the best interest of the membership to continue discussions with the company through the mediator beginning in the first several months of next year...
The company's update titled "The Facts About Mechanics & Related Negotiations" reinvents history with the very first sentence, shoveling another lie on top of its already impressive mound of falsehoods and deceit. It's true that the company filed for mediation, but the company’s version of how and why that happened is completely false...
The UAL mechanics seniority committee met last week in Seattle Washington to discuss some open issues prior to returning to the task of merging the three seniority lists. One of the main topics discussed was on the subject of tiebreakers. The process of merging the lists will resume in the coming weeks.
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.