United1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 6609 posts, RR: 10 Posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3246 times:
One down several to go...hopefully it passes.
"United Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL - News), and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) today announced that they reached a tentative agreement on a labor contract for mechanics at United."
stratosphere From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1680 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2755 times:
I am not so sure..The UAL mechanics by and large hate the IBT more than any other union they have ever had. I do not see anything the IBT brings back being accepted by the rank and file mechanics. Just my opinion.
T5towbar From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 648 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2513 times:
Quoting Sulley (Reply 1): Now it's time for ALPA, IAM, and AFA (I wish) to get their acts together, along with management. Good news.
Quoting tozairport (Reply 2): ALPA has its act together. Management is stonewalling. They won't agree to a contract until they want to agree to a contract or until we get released to self help. Merry Christmas.
That is true about the stonewalling. The Pilot negotiations will be the toughest, and will decide a lot of things. I don't know how are the AFA negotiations are proceeding, but we (the IAM) will be negotiating again soon. Someone (Jeff) said in particular that all labor contracts won't be ironed out till next year. Well if the MX (UA side) agree (they turned down the last TA) this would be a suprise. But then again, there is only about a little over a month and a half left and the holidays are coming up, so expect the other contracts to be done in 2012.
Hopefully we can get a contract before the Customer Service (above wing) elections, (sometime next year: probably Feb or Mar.) but I doubt it.
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