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.
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.
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.
Last week, negotiations continued in Chicago. The parties focused on developing comprehensive economic proposals. While no proposals were exchanged during this session it is expected that the parties will begin exchanging proposals the week of April 22nd in Phoenix. Negotiations will move back to Chicago the week of the 29th.