Dues Increase Information 11/26/2013

As per the International Constitution, dues per-capita tax increases are based on a percentage increase of the CPI, at the beginning of each year. The District increases are based on a percentage of the GL rates.

The dues increases are set by the individual Locals. Each Local takes the PCT set by the GL & DL and then the amount needed to operate the Local. This year the total dues increase from the GL & DL is set at $0.57.

As discussed during the Monthly Meetings, Local 1726 is going to absorb the dues increase for 2014, and not pass the increase to the membership.

This is possible because the support the Officers received from the members of this Local. We we able to take many cost-saving measures throughout the year, and put the Local on the right track.

We appreciate the members support throughout the year and look forward to a positive 2014.

Fraternally,

The Principal Officers of Local 1726

Rich Delaney USAIR Update 11/12/2013

Rich Delaney, 12 November , 2013:
US Airways Update:
US Airways and American Airlines announced their settlement with the
Department of Justice and the Attorneys General of several states that was
preventing the planned merger of the two airlines from going forward.
Today’s announcement clears the way for the final approvals of the merger
mainly the bankruptcy court, with a final determination expected in De- cember, 2013.
The settlement with the government agencies includes the loss of depar- tures in LGA and DCA and the loss of gates at BOS, ORD, LAX, DAL, and
MIA. The company announcement acknowledged that this agreement may
cause disruption of employment in some stations but they have commit- ted that opportunities in other stations would be provided to any effected
employee.
This announcement does not change but rather emphasizes the position
of the IAM. We believe that the most important element of a successful
merger is solid, positive labor relations; which can only be achieved by
negotiating progressive contracts. As we reenter negotiations next week
with US Airways our position will be just that – Contract Now.

UAL Seniority Protest Info

Protesting Seniority:
Seniority Integration Letter from Joshua Javits 11 October 2013: Download
The following is an excerpt from the letter, regarding how to protest your position on the seniority list:
“Seniority lists will issue on November 11, 2013. Afterwards, affected IAM members will have until December 11, 2013 to file any individual protests that they may have regarding their placement on the list. Protests must be made in writing and must clearly state the nature of the alleged error in the listed seniority date. Protests may be filed by mail or fax received by the December 11, 2013 deadline at the address and fax number of the Washington, D.C. law firm assigned to facilitate this process:
Joshua Javits, Neutral
c/o Guerrieri, Clayman, Bartos & Parcelli, P.C.
1900 M Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20036
Facsimile: 202-624-7420
Protests sent by email will not be considered. I will decide all filed protests and issue final seniority lists making adjustments or corrections, if any, no later than January 15, 2013.”