Mechanics Dispatch — July 15, 2018

Mechanics Dispatch — July 15, 2018

GSE “GQ”/FAC “PV” Review Committee Update

Dear GSE/FAC Brothers and Sisters,

Your review committee met with the company in Chicago on May 31, 2018 to discuss issues concerning both GQ/PV departments. Discussions began with how Core Four would be implemented and how this philosophy would better serve the company as well as creating a working environment for employees that constitutes the basic core four principals.

Summer 2018 Business Agents' Report

Summer 2018 Business Agents' Report

Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria Raffle

TeamstersSFO is raffling off a Vizio 50-inch flat screen at the August Dayshift Craft Meeting. Proceeds of the raffle will benefit Brother Victor Oyola. Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $20. Please see your Shop Steward or your Chief Steward to purchase. The holder of the winning ticket need not be present at the drawing to win.


Mechanics Dispatch — June 20, 2018

Mechanics Dispatch — June 20, 2018

Mechanics Update

Dear Brothers and Sisters, 

Many of you have inquired about some of our Letters of Agreements and where we currently stand regarding them; in particular Industry Reset (LOA #29), Offered Positions (LOA #21) and the Labor Management Cooperation (LOA #31). 

The reset agreement assures that a measurement of annual wages and benefits of United must remain at least two 2% higher than the average of American and Delta Airlines. The economic model was completed and agreed upon shortly after the ratification of the Agreement. The model is kept on a server at the NMB for security.

Airline Division Week in Review — June 9, 2018

Airline Division Week in Review — June 9, 2018

Atlas Air, Southern Air and ABX Crew Members to Picket White House 

Atlas Air, Southern Air and ABX pilots; members of APA Local 1224 who are flying for Amazon, DHL and other customers will picket the White House to bring maximum visibility to the fight for a new CBA. Picketing will take place on Monday, June 11th.  

Airline Division Week in Review — May 30, 2018

Airline Division Week in Review — May 30, 2018

Airline Division and Allegiant Air Dispatchers Reach a 5 Year Agreement with Airline

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters Airline Division and Teamsters Local 986 have reached a tentative agreement with Allegiant Air on a five-year contract for approximately 34 flight dispatchers at the company.

“Congratulations to everyone who worked to reach an agreement that is amenable to both the company and its flight dispatchers,” said Capt. David Bourne, Teamsters Airline Division Director. “This is a very important agreement that we believe will assist the company in its quest to become an industry powerhouse.”

April 2018 Business Agents' Report

April 2018 Business Agents' Report

LOA #29 Industry Reset – An Explanation

As we are now in the second year of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, we’ve been receiving some questions about LOA #29, so we decided to put together a basic explanation for folks.
As many of you know, our members had to endure many years of total compensation that did not reflect the quality of work that was being performed on a daily basis or the status that should be associated with working for one of the largest carriers in the country. The combination of Industry and Company misfortunes conspired to make the term ‘Industry Leading Compensation’ a distant and positively unattainable objective. Fortunately, things are different now and our CBA, and LOA #29 in particular, assures that our members will remain at the top of the industry in total compensation for years to come and deservedly so.

Teamsters Aviation Mechanics Coalition Newsletter

Teamsters Aviation Mechanics Coalition Newsletter

Special Edition

The TAMC had a chance to speak with two Chix-Fix team members –Joann Mulherin, a USMC Veteran and Avionics Technician with 31 years of service, and Coach Dana Eads, a Maintenance Supervisor out of Denver International Airport (DEN). Also, find out which of our teams won the overall competition for the second year in a row!

Airline Division Week in Review — April 27, 2018

Airline Division Week in Review — April 27, 2018

Teamster Pilots File For Mediation at Flexjet, Flight Options

On Wednesday, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Airline Division filed for mediation with the National Mediation Board (NMB) following six months of negotiations with management over a new collective bargaining agreement for Flexjet and Flight Options pilots.

Flexjet and Flight Options are luxury business jet carriers that serve wealthy individuals and large corporations and operate under the umbrella of aviation parent company One Sky Flight, LLC.

The combined Flexjet and Flight Options pilot groups are working under a single labor contract that was awarded by an arbitrator on October 10, 2017 to address the merger of the two carriers. The parties are currently negotiating over changes to that interim contract. The union is seeking pay increases, benefit improvements and more favorable work rules for pilots.

March 2018 Business Agents' Report

March 2018 Business Agents' Report

2018 FAA InfoShare

TSAP Event Review Committee Member Tracy MacCorkell and SFO Line/Flight Safety Representative Paul Dodge, who also serves as Tracy’s Alternate on the ERC, attended the 2018 FAA InfoShare in Baltimore, Maryland, from March 20th thru the 23rd. Over one thousand people from all the major airlines, as well as the FAA and MRO's, attended the 3-day event. Pilot, Dispatch, and Tech Ops safety-related issues were discussed, and participants also heard presentations from the FAA and various airlines.

Airline Division Week in Review — March 30, 2018

Airline Division Week in Review — March 30, 2018

Omni Pilots Ratify New Contract By Large Margin, High Turnout

Today over 95% of Omni International’s pilots voted by an overwhelming margin to ratify their new contract. With 190 of the 198 eligible members voting, 177 members voted in favor of the new agreement.
“I am very happy for the Omni pilots,” said Airline Division Director Captain David Bourne. “This new agreement represents a substantial improvement for the Omni pilots in wages, working conditions and quality of life. I commend their leadership and the leadership of Local 1224 for bringing this outstanding agreement to the membership and for its ratification.”

Airline Division Week in Review — March 10, 2018

Airline Division Week in Review — March 10, 2018

Omni Pilots reach Tentative Agreement with 100% pay gains and highest starting salaries in the airline industry

Pilots at charter airline Omni Air International reached a new tentative agreement with the company on February 28th. The agreement includes major increases in pay that make Omni’s starting first officer salaries the highest in the U.S. airline industry. The pilots are represented by the Airline Professionals Association Teamsters Local 1224 and have been in negotiations with the company for almost two and a half years.

February 2018 Business Agents' Report

February 2018 Business Agents' Report

Teamsters License Protection Program

As aviation maintenance professionals, we all take safety very seriously. Unfortunately, there are times when, due to circumstances we sometimes cannot control, we might find ourselves in a position where we are accused of or have actually violated FAR’s. The Teamster License Protection Program is open to both licensed and unlicensed technicians at no cost to the employee and offers legal counsel for FAR violations.

Mechanics' Dispatch

Mechanics' Dispatch

2017 Profit Sharing Update

Brothers and Sisters,

There has been some frustration over the shrinking amount of profit sharing for this year, especially in light of the profit sharing announcement at Delta.

The reason the committee took this approach was simple. Based upon our goal of protecting your short and long range goals; we determined, based on the economic forecasts of consultant Dan Akins, that profits would drop leading to a substantial loss in your Profit Sharing. This has been borne out as we see that the pilots have taken a stunning 60% reduction in their Profit Sharing.

January 2018 Business Agents' Report

January 2018 Business Agents' Report

Happy New Year

We hope that all of you had a fabulous Holiday Season!

Although 2017 posed many challenges, we are proud of what we were able to accomplish and that our members now enjoy the best contract in the industry.

As is normally the case, during the transition to the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, there have been some implementation issues and also some areas where we disagree with the Company in terms of contract interpretation.