Airline Division Week in Review — April 19, 2019

Airline Division Week in Review — April 19, 2019

Airline Division Participates in SciFest SoCal

Students from all over Southern California participated in the first ever Clippers SoCal SciFest sponsored by USA Science and Engineering. While on a smaller scale than the Washington DC Festival there was no lack of enthusiasm on the part of the Students their Parents or the Exhibitors. The event attracted approximately 40,000 to the LA convention center over the weekend.

United Airlines mechanic becomes an inventor after losing his sight

United Airlines mechanic becomes an inventor after losing his sight

“I decided not to look back, but to move forward,” said Jimmy Uharriet. Jimmy is a Teamsters SFO mechanic at United Airlines.

In March 2016, Jimmy’s entire life changed when an accident left him totally blind.

What’s interesting about Jimmy is that his is not just a story about a person overcoming incredible odds to get back on his feet and return to work, but also a story of an individual who took his new circumstance and turned it into something lifechanging for so many others

February 2019 Business Agents' Report

February 2019 Business Agents' Report

Kin Care Update

We received answers on the two grievances that were submitted to the company regarding Kin Care.

Remember, the first grievance asserted that, since IBT members can call in sick on a trade day, they are also eligible for Kin Care if they choose to designate the day as such. That grievance was sustained by the Company, meaning that they agree with our assertion.

Airline Division Week in Review — February 23, 2019

Airline Division Week in Review — February 23, 2019

UPS Mechanics and Related ratify agreement, now the highest paid in the industry 

UPS aircraft mechanics and related employees at UPS Air Cargo have voted to ratify their newest contract with the company. The contract, which becomes amendable on November 1, 2023, makes UPS Air Cargo mechanics the highest-paid air cargo mechanics in the country by a wide margin. 

Airline Division Week in Review — February 9, 2019

Airline Division Week in Review — February 9, 2019

UPS Mechanics and Related ratify agreement, now the highest paid in the industry

UPS aircraft mechanics and related employees at UPS Air Cargo have voted to ratify their newest contract with the company. The contract, which becomes amendable on November 1, 2023, makes UPS Air Cargo mechanics the highest-paid air cargo mechanics in the country by a wide margin.

January 2019 Business Agents' Report

January 2019 Business Agents' Report

February is Black History Month: Union Rights and Civil Rights Link

The following is a piece on this relationship from the IBT:

Since 1903, the Teamsters Union has been at the forefront of the struggle for workers’ rights in North America. During Black History Month, Teamsters honor the contributions of African-Americans in our nation’s history and their important place in the union today.

Airline Division Week in Review — January 21, 2019

Airline Division Week in Review — January 21, 2019

SWA Material Specialist TA Agreement Raises Standards for Workers in the Airline Industry 

The Teamsters have reached a tentative agreement with Southwest Airlines on behalf of members who work as material specialists for the commercial carrier. The nearly 300 material specialists at Southwest oversee the company’s technical operation inventory management across the network. 

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.