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Teamsters Walk Across England

Posted June 5, 2017 By Local 769

Last years walk across Scotland was just the beginning of David Bournes adventures for IPods for Wounded Veterans. This year along with Jim Kimball by his side he will venture across England, gaining support and donations to help our wounded servicemen and women and the efforts of iPods for Wounded Veterans.
Please donate and share the adventure at www.ipodsforwoundedveterans.org
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UAL Lump Sum Explanation

Posted December 23, 2016 By Local 769
This memo is being provided with a link to the explanation, procedure and process any UAL Technicians will need to follow if they feel the signing bonus/retro amount they have received is not accurate and does not reflect the hours you worked in the period which “Considered Earnings” was measured, (July 1, 2013 and August 31, 2016).

 
Thank You, 
Have a Great Christmas!!!!

amerijet1Wages Increases Highlight Four-Year Contract

By an overwhelming margin, Teamster pilots and professional flight engineers at Amerijet ratified a new contract with the airline. There are 85 members in the bargaining unit represented by Local 769 in North Miami, Fla.

The four-year agreement includes an initial increase in base wages for Captains and First Officers of more than 55 to 75 percent, with additional yearly wage increases. Seniority and sick leave improvements will take effect with the contract.

“This is a proud moment for these pilots,” said Capt. David Bourne, Director of the Teamsters Airline Division. “They’ve fought through lots of obstacles to achieve an agreement and will now have substantial improvements to their wages and working conditions. On behalf of Teamsters across the globe, we would like to congratulate them on signing off on a Teamster contract.”

“This is another big victory for our local union, the Teamsters Airline Division and the International,” said David Renshaw, a business agent at Local 769 and lead negotiator for the Amerijet negotiations. “But the biggest winners in this whole process are the pilots. Their wages are going way up and they have clarification on work rules as the result of this new contract. Special thanks to all of our pilots and professional flight engineers who volunteered their time to serve on the negotiating committee.”

The contract goes into effect on Dec. 19, 2016 and will expire on Dec. 18, 2020.

unitedSix-Year Contract Puts Teamsters at the Top of the Industry

Mechanics at United Airlines stations across the nation ratified a six-year National Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement with the company today after more than three years of negotiations.
More than 9,000 mechanics in the bargaining unit will see their compensation move to the top of the industry, marked improvements in leave and a unique industry reset, which will put the mechanics’ package 2 percent above the highest compensation in the industry every two years. Teamster members will also receive a signing bonus worth tens of thousands of dollars.
“This is a landmark day for the Teamsters,” said Jim Hoffa, Teamsters General President. “From the very beginning of the aviation industry, the Teamsters have been raising standards for workers. As a union, we’ve taken another step up today.”
“This contract represents the largest contract for a mechanics group in airline industry history,” said Capt. David Bourne, Director of the Teamsters Airline Division. “It is a package worth a collective $1.7 billion dollars in improvements in compensation and benefits over the current agreement. I’ve always said proudly that Teamster contracts are the strongest in the industry and this contract is one of our strongest ever. I’d like to acknowledge the incredible work of International Representative Clacy Griswold on this agreement and for decades of service to Airline Division Teamsters. It is fitting that his storied career would culminate with the largest contract ever for airline mechanics. I’d also like to thank International Representatives Bob Fisher and Capt. Paul Alves and the entire negotiating committee.”
“This contract was possible because of the solidarity we demonstrated shift-to-shift and station-to-station,” said Joseph Prisco, a 27-year mechanic at United Airlines and a member of the United Airlines negotiating committee.
“As mechanics, we’re taught to work as a team to accomplish the important goal of aircraft safety. Using that same team concept, we stuck together with professionalism, solidarity and purpose to get an industry-leading contract.”

UAL Tentative Agreement Voting Instructions

Posted November 16, 2016 By Local 769
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The following information applies to All UAL Technicians
Everyone should be aware the voting information for the TA has been mailed, by “BallotPoint”, Monday, November 14, 2016. The following memos will help explain the general voting information, when and how to request a “Duplicate Package”, when the voting will end, etc. 
We encourage all s-CAL, s-UAL & s-MIC members affected by this contract vote, take the time to make themselves familiar with the TA details and the voting process so you get to exercise your right to vote!! 
 
You must have all the correct facts in order to make an informed decision, do not hesitate to contact your Business Representative with any questions you may have before casting your final vote! 
  
Thank You,
 Tommy Esposito
Business Representative
Teamsters Local 769

AmerijetInto the early hours of Friday morning, after nearly four years of bargaining and arbitration, the Airline Division of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Teamsters Local 769 and the AmeriJet negotiating committee announced that an Agreement in Principle had been reached by all parties for a new collective bargaining agreement.

According to David Renshaw, Local 769 Business Agent for the Miami based carrier; significant gains over the previous collective bargaining agreement have been achieved.

“We anticipate having the final language and agreement ready in the near future for the membership to review and vote upon,” said Renshaw. “After years of arbitrations, lawsuits and the Company doing everything it could to refuse to honor the existing CBA, we are moving forward under the direction of the new ownership. With the willingness of their management team, we anticipate a better and more productive relationship to take place where labor is concerned.

A tremendous amount of credit belongs to Airline Division Director David Bourne, Assistant Division Director Steven Nagrotsky and Lead Attorney Nick Manicone, as we would not have been able to proceed to obtain this agreement without their outstanding leadership, unyielding efforts, guidance and their steadfast commitment to all Teamsters in the airline industry.

Furthermore, I would also like to thank the I.B.T Economics Department and the due diligence of our collective bargaining committee, as their tireless efforts are validated through a successful agreement having been reached by all parties,” he concluded.

UAL Tentative Agreement Overview

Posted October 16, 2016 By Local 769

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The following videos have been put together by the Teamsters Airline Division to help with getting the proper information to all the members. The video’s are overviews of the TA in the areas of Health Benefits, Economic Items & Scope explained by the Professionals that help the negotiating committee throughout the four years of this negotiations process.
An additional video on Pension is now in the format process and will be released and posted on this web site soon.
Note: All videos are also available for review on “YouTube” if you are unable to view or play them here.

Teamsters Win Court Decision Against AmeriJet

Posted September 22, 2016 By Local 769

amerijetUPDATE11th Circuit Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of Union

(WASHINGTON) – A three-judge panel for the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that Amerijet must follow a district court order to arbitrate labor disputes with Teamsters who are temporarily based in the Caribbean.

This decision is the latest in a series of legal wins for the Teamsters against Amerijet. The union originally sued Amerijet in April 2012 after the company began illegally terminating workers who were stationed overseas under false legal premises.

“This case was decided in less than a week and the court’s ruling was less than 50 words,” said Capt. David Bourne, Director of the Teamsters Airline Division. “It has been almost a year since the Supreme Court declined to take this baseless case. Enough is enough; this company needs to stop the games and get back to the table to work with the pilots.”

 

The case is International Brotherhood of Teamsters v. Amerijet International Inc., case number 15-15145, in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

The following document is the latest press release regarding the agreement in principle between the Teamsters and United Airlines for a joint contract covering the company’s approximately 9,000 technicians and other related employees. Click here if you are unable to view the copy below.

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UAL Negotiations Update

Posted April 18, 2016 By Local 769