Mechanics Dispatch — December 13, 2018

Mechanics Dispatch — December 13, 2018

News & Updates

LOA #29 – Industry Reset, the first update of the Reset Cost Model has just been performed, comparing updated pay and other economic items for technicians at United Airlines, Delta Airlines and American Airlines. Financial and actuarial analysts from both the IBT and United Airlines recently met to review data, update the cost model and to calculate a new relative value.

Mechanics Dispatch — November 28, 2018

Mechanics Dispatch — November 28, 2018

Update Regarding Industry Reset

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Business agents from all across the United Airlines System and Airline Division Representatives met at IBT headquarters in Washington D.C. today, where they listened to a presentation from Economist Dan Akins that addressed the Industry Reset (LOA 29). The purpose of this meeting was to determine the state of the industry regarding pay and the possibilities of pursuing a pay adjustment for United workers represented by the IBT.

November 2018 Business Agents' Report

November 2018 Business Agents' Report

Teamster Member Assistance Program Training held September 26th-28th

Once a year, the Teamster Member Assistance Program (TMAP) Regional Coordinators put together a training session for the TMAP volunteers from around the system. This year, the training was held at the Los Altos Jesuit Retreat Center on September 26th thru September 28th.

Airline Division Week in Review — November 11, 2018

Airline Division Week in Review — November 11, 2018

IBT Locals Join Forces to Provide Hurricane Disaster Relief

We may never be able to fully understand the path of Mother Nature’s fury. Or why storms move the way they do, leaving a swath of destruction on one side of a street and the other side remains untouched. What we do know is the human tragedy in terms of lives and property destroyed and the immediate need for assistance to those left in the path of the fury.

September 2018 Business Agents' Report

September 2018 Business Agents' Report

Lying Liars and the Lies They Tell

It has generally been our policy not to address the barrage of misleading information, personal attacks, recycled fliers from the 1990’s, half-truths and outright lies that have been circulated around the Base for a while now because we know that most folks remember what happened when Jim Seitz previously had an opportunity to lead. But, in some cases, we must make an exception. That’s because Jim’s lies now have a real possibility of hurting our members. It is there that we must draw the line.

Airline Division Week in Review — Labor Day 2018

Airline Division Week in Review — Labor Day 2018

Southwest Material Specialists vote down, “Last, Best and Final” offer, file for mediation.  

On August 28th, Material Specialists at Southwest rejected the company’s “Last, Best and Final” contract offer. The Union and Company jointly filed for Mediation. The National Mediation Board has responded and assigned a case number. As of this time, no dates for the first meeting have been announced.

Airline Division Week in Review — August 17, 2018

Airline Division Week in Review — August 17, 2018

Southern Air pilots ratify Tentative Agreement

Pilots who fly for Southern Air, a subsidiary of Atlas Worldwide Holdings have ratified a Tentative Agreement that brings their contract on par with those of pilots at AAWW-owned Atlas Air. Pilots at both airlines are represented by their union, the Airline Pilots Association, Teamsters Local 1224.

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.