Business Agent's Report

September 2019 Business Agents' Report

September 2019 Business Agents' Report

Shop Steward Training Held at Local 856

On Wednesday, July 31st, we held training for our UAL Shop Stewards at Local 856 in San Bruno. Over 50 UAL Stewards from all over SFO were in attendance to hear presentations on Conflict Resolution, FMLA, and Internal Organizing.

The presenters for the training were attorneys Susan Garea and Andy Baker from the Beeson, Tayer and Bodine Law firm and Local 856 Director of Organizing Chris Rosell. The training allowed the Stewards the opportunity to connect with each other, build solidarity, share experiences and information and partake in lively discussions about critical issues affecting our membership. We are grateful to all of the Stewards who were able to come out and participate. They definitely brought their A-game.

March/April Business Agents' Report

March/April Business Agents' Report

For Workers Memorial Day, April 28th, a Statement from Mr. Hoffa

In the United States, Canada, and many other countries, Workers’ Memorial Day is when we remember and honor our fallen brothers and sisters in the labor movement. It is a time to look back and mourn for workers killed and injured on the job, as well as a time to look ahead and rededicate ourselves to the fight for safe workplaces.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.