2/26 National Day of Action Against Corporate Greed at United Airlines UAL Maintenance Base SFO
2/26 National Day of Action Against Corporate Greed at United Airlines UAL
National Day of Action Against Corporate Greed at United Airlines
Title: National Day of Action Against Corporate Greed at United Airlines
Location: SFO United Airlines Maintenance Base
Thank you to everyone who participated on Friday and showed United that we have unity with our coworkers, solidarity with labor and are ready to fight back. SFO, IAH and MCO all protested last week and that was just the start.
Please join me and thanking the SFO Action Team, comprised of over 100 rank and file Shop Stewards, committee members and staff of Locals 856 & 986. The event was successful and effective due to their discipline, activism, and leadership on the shop floor.
Our next action will take place this Friday, February 26, 2016. We are going to picket United at Terminals across the US and our job at SFO is to set up a line at Terminal 3. We are planning two-hour shifts beginning at 0600 hours and ending at 1200 hours. Please let your shop steward know if you can help out. Let's build upon the momentum and keep the pressure on.
In Solidarity and Struggle,
SFO Action Team Coordinator
IBT UAL SFO Solidarity Picket/Rally Joined By Jesse Jackson
IBT UAL mechanics, flight attendants and airline pilots joined the nation wide picket lines at UAL on February 26, 2016. At SFO the labor action was also joined by Jesse Jackson who spoke in solidarity with the mechanics and their struggle for justice. UAL management are continuing to demand major concessions on healthcare, safety and pensions after years of concessions.
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No Contract No Peace IBT UAL SFO Mechanics Clock Out & Picket At UAL Maintenance Base
Hundreds of IBT UAL mechanics and CWA AFA flight attendants joined picket lines on February 19, 2016 at the UAL SFO maintenance base. The mechanics rejected a concession contract and are fighting to win a decent contract. UAL had profits of over $3.6 billion in 2015 but continues to demand concessions and a 3 tier wage scale for mechanics. CWA AFA flight attendants are also without a contract after years of no wage increases.
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United Airlines mechanics picket to protest a contract offer
Feb 22, 2016, 12:40pm CST Updated Feb 22, 2016, 2:50pm CST
Chicago Business Journal
This is not what Oscar Munoz needed. As the United Airlines CEO continues to recuperate from a heart transplant in January, many of the more than 9,000 mechanics who work for the Chicago-based airline are loudly expressing their displeasure with the carrier and its contract negotiation efforts.
Late last week, hundreds of United mechanics, who belong to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, picketed three United maintenance facilities in Houston, San Francisco and Orlando to visibly protest what they claim is bad treatment of an important group of employees. Noted Deborah Ward-Crummey, a San Francisco-based United mechanic: "United Airlines shows no respect for our work or for the years of sacrifices we made to save this company."
United Airlines mechanics picketed at several maintenance facilities last Friday.
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF TEAMSTERS
The picketing comes just days after United mechanics overwhelmingly voted down a tentative contract proposal and authorized a strike. Leaders at the mechanics union said they would petition the National Mediation Board for a strike release. Mechanics pointed to parts of the proposed contract that would have allowed aircraft maintenance to be outsourced. Mechanics also insisted the proposed contract offered insufficient family health care protections.
Added David Bourne, director of the Teamsters' Airline Division: "The mechanics are not sitting on the sidelines. These men and women are loyal, highly-skilled individuals who deserve better than United Airlines' substandard offer, especially considering that the company is earning record profits and spending billions to buy back stocks."
The record profits earned recently by United and other legacy carriers are largely due to stringent cost-cutting at every airline in recent years and sharply falling oil prices. The huge earnings have served as a rallying cry for many airline unions trying to cut deals at several carriers.
The mechanics' picketing at United came on the same day Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) ramp agents only barely ratified a proposed contract that promises them a 20-percent increase in wages over the course of a new five-year contract. But in the wake of the Southwest ramp agents vote, many in the union also expressed their displeasure with work rule changes that came with the pay increase union members negotiated for five years to get.