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UAL/CAL/CMI Mechanics Update – July 13, 2014

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.

UAL/CAL/CMI Mechanic Update - June 29, 2014

Normally we don’t report on United Daily articles but the article titled, “Base teams begin historic heavy maintenance on Airbus” found here is different. This is a story about the first HMV visit in SFO in twelve years. As part of the company’s cost reduction efforts they determined that bringing this work in would save money.

United Airlines Reaches Tentative Agreement With Flight Dispatchers

United Airlines (NYSE: UAL) said today it has reached tentative agreement on a new joint collective bargaining agreement with the two unions representing the Chicago-based carrier's more than 330 flight dispatchers.

UAL/CAL/CMI Mechanics Update - March 1, 2014

A grievance preparation and presentation training class for representatives that present cases at the system/joint board level is scheduled to take place April 29th and 30th in San Francisco. The class will be held at Local 856 in San Bruno and will be presented by the Airline Division with the assistance of the IBT Training and Development Department.

UAL/CAL/CMI Mechanics Update - February 23, 2013

Following discussions between the union and management and barring unforeseen last minute changes or settlement discussions, the union has announced agreement on dates for UAL arbitrations. Click here to read more.

Airlines Restore U.S. Flights as Weather Warms Up

Delta Air Lines Inc. (DAL) and United Airlines (UAL) are restoring flights amid rising temperatures after winter storms led carriers to cancel more than 11,000 U.S. flights in four days and marooned millions of fliers.

Airlines to Earn Record Profits Next Year as Mergers Pay Off

Airlines will post record earnings next year as a wave of consolidation and streamlining prompted by the global slump helps rein in capacity and support prices, the International Air Transport Association said. Carriers will earn a combined $19.7 billion in net income in 2014

United Airlines Aims For $2B In Yearly Cost Savings

United Airlines said Tuesday that it will cut costs, overhaul its website, and shift flying from Asia to Europe as it aims to keep shareholders happy. United didn’t announce any furloughs as part of the cost-cutting measures outlined on Tuesday in a presentation to investors.

Letter: Unilateral Company Changes to Sub-CAL, Sub-UAL Mechanics’ Benefits Violate Contracts

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.

UAL/CAL/CMI Mechanics Update – May 10, 2013

The week was very busy for the subcommittee meetings involving benefits including medical and pensions. J.J. Johns from the Benefits committee was brought in to assist in the benefits talks between the parties last week and continued assistance in this week’s round.

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