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NEWS: 25 July 2014

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I hate to inform you that former AGC Bill Chandler passed away yesterday. Details can be found at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/delcotimes/obituary.aspx?n=William-J-Chandlee&pid=171832606

DL141 UPDATE: 24 July 2014: United Airlines Union Coalition

On Friday, July 18, our Represented Union Leaderships met together in Chicago and achieved a significant milestone, agreeing to form a United Airlines Union Coalition to collectively address the significant issues we all face working at the new United Airlines.

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NEWS: United Airlines' Outsourcing Jobs to Company That Pays Near Poverty Wages Is Shameful

July 23, 2014 Posted: 07/22/2014 8:33 am

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-creamer/united-airlines-outsourci_b_5609016.html

"As a result hundreds of employees who formerly made middle-class, living wages will be forced to transfer to other cities, take early retirement or seek employment elsewhere. Union employees who have been with the company for years -- many making a respectable $50,000-per-year salaries -- will be replaced by non-union employees who will be paid less than half -- between $9.50 and $12 per hour." Read More "That, in effect, means that United and its subcontractor will be subsidized by American taxpayers for the food stamp payments made to their new low-wage workers. United's move to convert middle-class jobs into near-poverty level jobs is shameful -- it's that simple." Read More
"Today, short-term bottom lines seem to be the only benchmark that guides economic decision makers at America's largest corporations and Wall Street Banks. United is not the only airline to resort to massive outsourcing of middle class jobs. According to the Wall Street Journal:" Read More ""It does make economic sense," Michael Boyd, a consultant at Boyd Group International, told the Wall Street Journal. "It's not a $40,000 job to load bags. Cleaning planes is not a $20-an-hour job."
Really? I suppose clipping coupons and hanging out at the country club is a multimillion-dollar job. Or making successful bets on Wall Street is a billion-dollar job. In fact, much of corporate America simply does not respect the value of the work performed by ordinary employees. That is not a view shared by most Americans." Read More

"What will prevent this increasing use of outsourcing by American corporations in general and airlines in particular in the future?"

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DL141 Updates:

24 July 2014: Download

United Airlines Union Coalition

On Friday, July 18, our Represented Union Leaderships met together in Chicago and achieved a significant milestone, agreeing to form a United Airlines Union Coalition to collectively address the significant issues we all face working at the new United Airlines.

Read the full story

Rich Delaney, 20 July 2014: Download

District 141 members at US Airways voted overwhelmingly to ratify the Agreement with US Airways that will pave the way for joint contract negotiations through our Labor Alliance with the Transport Workers Union with American Airlines. The new agreement provides immediate wage increases that place our members on an even footing with American Airlines Fleet Service employees and also provides necessary job protection and benefit improvements, especially pension increases, for US Airways Fleet employees.

19 July 2014: Members Ratify US Airways Agreement

The System-wide ratification voting process held yesterday, July 18, 2014 is complete.
A majority of voting members have determined to ratify this agreement.

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Spirit Airlines: Congratulations!

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Produced by Communications Department of IAMAW District Lodge 141

Hawaiian Airlines:

The next schedule negotiations are set for the weeks of July 21 and August 18, 2014.

Read more at the Hawaiian Airlines Page

US Airways Update:

Rich Delaney, 20 July 2014: Download

District 141 members at US Airways voted overwhelmingly to ratify the Agreement with US Airways that will pave the way for joint contract negotiations through our Labor Alliance with the Transport Workers Union with American Airlines.

Read more about next steps here.

 

Tentative Agreement Information:

TA Highlights | TA Wage Scale | TA Info Meeting Schedule | TA Term Sheet

Read more at the US Airways Page

 

US Airways TA Questions and Answers:

Produced by Communications Department of IAMAW District Lodge 141

United Airlines:

24 July 2014:

United Airlines Union Coalition

On Friday, July 18, our Represented Union Leaderships met together in Chicago and achieved a significant milestone, agreeing to form a United Airlines Union Coalition to collectively address the significant issues we all face working at the new United Airlines.

Read more at UA Page

10 July 2014, OGG, LIH, KOA overwhelmingly voted to accept new solution: Download

District 141 members in OGG, LIH, and KOA today voted to accept modifications in their contract that will retain IAM-represented United employees in those stations.

07 July 2014, United Continues Down Wrong Path: Download

United Airlines today confirmed that 12 out of the 15 previously announced line stations will be outsourced as of 10/1/2014.

 


 

 

 

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