KarlB737
Topic Author
Posts: 2632
Joined: Sat Mar 20, 2004 9:51 pm

Up To 500 USAirways Mechanics Jobs Could Return

Sat Oct 08, 2005 12:38 am

Courtesy: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Union Contract Calls For Airbus Heavy Maintenance To Be Done Here

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/05280/584111.stm
 
airtran737
Posts: 3218
Joined: Mon Apr 05, 2004 3:47 am

RE: Up To 500 USAirways Mechanics Jobs Could Return

Sat Oct 08, 2005 12:44 am

Good for them, I'm glad to see workers getting their jobs back. Deos that mean that NW will have to find more scab mechanics then? I'm sure that there are quite a few US guys running around there.
Nice Trip Report!!! Great Pics, thanks for posting!!!! B747Forever
 
cactusTECH
Posts: 204
Joined: Sun Apr 03, 2005 12:11 am

RE: Up To 500 USAirways Mechanics Jobs Could Return

Sat Oct 08, 2005 4:33 am

All that crap sounds like the IAM trying to get the America West mechanics ( TEAMSTERS) to vote them in. This was expected by the IAM. Im pretty sure anyone who has ever been involved with this union knows all the crap and lies these people tell to their members!!! the best that should happen is to get rid of that union who has done nothing but damage to a couple of airlines!!! and im not trying to say that they should get the TEAMSTERS but they cant let the IAM keep messing with mechanics. By the way in the article they quote that US is the surving company... THATS WRONG, It is the surviving name but not the acquiring compnay lets get the facts together.
 
A330323X
Posts: 2666
Joined: Thu Oct 09, 2003 4:06 pm

RE: Up To 500 USAirways Mechanics Jobs Could Return

Sat Oct 08, 2005 4:53 am

Quoting KarlB737 (Thread starter):
Courtesy: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Union Contract Calls For Airbus Heavy Maintenance To Be Done Here

Now that's just Frank Schifano and the PPG being delusional. While I do indeed think that there will be large recalls for the increased in-house heavy maintenance, that work will all go to CLT, not PIT.

Quoting AirTran737 (Reply 1):
Good for them, I'm glad to see workers getting their jobs back. Deos that mean that NW will have to find more scab mechanics then? I'm sure that there are quite a few US guys running around there.

I doubt there's a significant number. Most ex-US mechanics have morals and wouldn't be running around scabbing.

Quoting CactusTECH (Reply 2):
All that crap sounds like the IAM trying to get the America West mechanics ( TEAMSTERS) to vote them in. This was expected by the IAM. Im pretty sure anyone who has ever been involved with this union knows all the crap and lies these people tell to their members!!! the best that should happen is to get rid of that union who has done nothing but damage to a couple of airlines!!! and im not trying to say that they should get the TEAMSTERS but they cant let the IAM keep messing with mechanics. By the way in the article they quote that US is the surving company... THATS WRONG, It is the surviving name but not the acquiring compnay lets get the facts together.

There shouldn't need to be a vote for the mechanic & related representation at all. The IAM represents (a lot) over 65% of the combined group, which is the threshold for them keeping the representation for the combined group without needing a vote, which is probably what they were referring to as US being the surviving company. The Teamsters are desperately trying to get cards signed to force an election, but anyone with half a brain won't sign one of those things.

Oh, and about those Teamsters...how much heavy maintenance does HP do in-house? Yeah, that's what I thought. (That would be zero for those of you keeping score at home.) The IBT contract would lead to a slew of more furloughs, not recalls.
I'm the expert on here on two things, neither of which I care about much anymore.
 
Olympus69
Posts: 1571
Joined: Sat Jun 15, 2002 11:21 pm

RE: Up To 500 USAirways Mechanics Jobs Could Return

Sat Oct 08, 2005 8:54 am

I'm confused. I thought that Air Canada Technical Services (ACTS) had received a large contract to do heavy maintenance on USAirways' widebody Airbus fleet.
 
A330323X
Posts: 2666
Joined: Thu Oct 09, 2003 4:06 pm

RE: Up To 500 USAirways Mechanics Jobs Could Return

Sat Oct 08, 2005 9:45 am

Quoting Olympus69 (Reply 4):
I'm confused. I thought that Air Canada Technical Services (ACTS) had received a large contract to do heavy maintenance on USAirways' widebody Airbus fleet.

They did.

This is talking about the narrowbody Airbii. The IAM-M contract at US provides for 100% of the A320-series aircraft and 50% of the B737-series aircraft to have their heavy maintenance performed in-house.
I'm the expert on here on two things, neither of which I care about much anymore.
 
Olympus69
Posts: 1571
Joined: Sat Jun 15, 2002 11:21 pm

RE: Up To 500 USAirways Mechanics Jobs Could Return

Sun Oct 09, 2005 12:34 am

Thanks. I thought I had seen a reference to the A330 in one of the posts, or the newspaper article (which I can't get into right now), but I guess I was wrong.
 
EMBQA
Posts: 7795
Joined: Sat Oct 25, 2003 3:52 am

RE: Up To 500 USAirways Mechanics Jobs Could Return

Sun Oct 09, 2005 12:52 am

Well they have been looking for a while. I saw on one of the aviation job site a posting several weeks ago for USAirways in PIT.
"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
 
apodino
Posts: 3027
Joined: Mon Apr 04, 2005 2:11 am

RE: Up To 500 USAirways Mechanics Jobs Could Return

Sun Oct 09, 2005 1:04 am

This is great news for everyone involved. I have always been a believer in keeping as much maintenance inhouse, that way you have more control over it. The ValuJet incident was caused in part by their maintenance program, which outsourced everything.