Monthly Archives: January 2013

Rich Delaney United Airlines Update 1/30/13

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Rich Delaney, January 30, 2012­—The slow pace of negotiations continued this past week, with little meaningful or positive movement on the key issues we have mentioned in previous updates. The essential component of job security is still under discussion and has made it difficult to move to other important issues until it is more defined.
A significant issue that is connected with overall job security is seniority integration. The fair combining of the several seniority lists is critical to finalizing the full integration of our membership. It is the issue that impacts every member and their futures. Since it is a subject that will be resolved only once and will not be a topic of negotiations in the future, unless an additional merger is entered into by United, it is important that the integration be done as fairly and equitably as possible, following the applicable laws and internal policies of our Union. In order to most fully assure all members that this process will be conducted in an unbiased but legally correct manner we have entered into an agreement with the company outlining the process to be followed. Continue reading

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USAir – AA Announce Back Room Deal

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US Airways, American Airlines Announce Back-Room Deal

January 28, 2013–US Airways and American Airlines today announced an agreement for American Airlines’ Mechanics and Related, Fleet Service, Materials and Logistics Specialists, Fleet Simulator Technicians, Ground School and Simulator Instructors, Maintenance Control Technicians and Dispatchers in the event the two carriers merge. The agreement calls for a 4.3 percent raise and defines processes for other transition related issues. Continue reading