UAL Rejects TA. 3/30/2013

Rich Delaney, March 30, 2013—Download Rich Delaney, March 30, 2013­—Members of District 141 have emphatically rejected the tentative agreements reached with United Airlines. Member/tellers from across the country completed their week-long work of receiving, verifying, and counting ballots mailed in from every work group and station covered by the Ramp & Stores and Public Contact Employees agreements. Employees of legacy United Airlines, Continental Airlines, and Continental Micronesia Airlines participated in the ratification process and expressed their opinion.
District 141 will now notify the National Mediation Board of our request to enter into federally mediated negotiations covering all employee groups, as previously established within the protocol of interest based bargaining in August 2012.
Membership surveys will be conducted in the coming weeks to confirm the future positions of the Union on issues important to our members. Negotiations will resume based on the directives of the National Mediation Board.
District 141 thanks all participating members for their vote. The democratic process of membership ratification/rejection is the foundation of our Union and a fundamental right of membership. We respect the decisions made by the majority of our members and will proceed with their best interests in mind.

UAL – Delaney Update 3/28/2013

Rich Delaney, March 28, 2013—Download During the last week prior to the counting of ballots for ratification/rejection of the United tentative agreement and strike vote information meetings continued throughout the system answering members questions. Concerns regarding employment security, wage increases, and insurance costs continued to be the areas of greatest confusion and questions.
The focus of the past week has been to insure that eligible voters received the proper information and ballots in a timely manner. Ballots were mailed to each eligible’s last known address, as provided by the company. This was done in recognition that many employees are not currently members of the IAM and therefore we do not have any contact information for them. What has come to light is that some employees have not kept the company up to date as to their current addresses and therefore did not receive voting packages at their new address. Continue reading “UAL – Delaney Update 3/28/2013”