UAL Update 4/5/14 Rich Delaney

Discussions continued this week between District 141 and United Airlines regarding the announced downsizing of the CLE operation and its impact on IAM members. We have been talking about several components of what our members are facing and what is the right way to address them. We have heard from members that there are different needs concerning this downsizing and we have tried to look at each one. First, members anticipating they will be affected by a loss of job in CLE are telling us they are not in a position to pack up and move to another city at this time. For some, that means leaving United prematurely, through possible Early Out options. While we continue to talk about this option, United announced their willingness to offer an Early Out this week. Continue reading “UAL Update 4/5/14 Rich Delaney”

USAIR Update 3/30/14

US Airways members from both Districts 141 and 142 took our message of the need for contracts for all USAir IAM members directly to the flying public this past week. Members in CLT, PHL, BOS, PHX, and DEN walked together and handbilled passengers informing them of our frustration with the company’s failure to negotiate fair agreements for Fleet Service, Maintenance and Related, and Instructor employees of the airline. Passengers were asked to contact Doug Parker directly and urge him to settle these contracts before any disruption in service would occur. We are waiting for a response from the National Mediation Board to our continuing request for a release from mediation and the establishing of a 30 day countdown period to bring these talks to a conclusion. Continue reading “USAIR Update 3/30/14”

UAL Shop Steward Nominations/Elections

To:  All IAM Members In Good Standing

From: Local 1726 Officers/UAL Grievance Committee
Subject:  Shop Steward Nominations
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We are currently accepting nominations for UAL Shop Stewards.  Anyone interested in running for a Steward position for can send a self-nomination request to the Local 1726 Recording Secretary, Mike D’India, by the following methods.
U.S. Mail to:
IAMAW Local 1726
℅ Mike D’India-Recording Secretary
830 Saratoga Street
East Boston, MA 02128
Hand Delivery:
To Mike D’India only
All requests must be received no later than 1200 Noon on March 31, 2014.  Elections (if warranted) will take place during the primary Monthly Meeting at the Local on April 8, 2014.  Meeting time is at 1400 hours.
These positions will cover the integration of the S/UA and S/CO subsidiaries into the new terminal.  Positions will be open for both ATW and BTW.
The UAL Grievance Committee is reserving the right to recommend to the Local President the appointment of individuals in the event that sufficient coverage has not been attained through the election process.
Posted 3/9/14