As we all know, during the operation, flight schedules can fall apart, and while frustrating, reassignments are part of our job. To protect our rights during reassignment, the company is obligated to follow the provisions outlined in our Contract.
United has announced once again that they are planning on outsourcing Union employees at 28 airport locations across the United States. The Union jobs that are at jeopardy for these employees fall into the category of Airport Operations and include baggage handlers, ramp workers and inside customer service agents.
On Thursday, December 4, 2014 United announced in their Inflight Services Alert their plans to reduce staffing on the B767ME aircraft in the International Markets.
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Management Reduces B767ME Staffing,Update Travel
Eligibles for 2015,Uniform Name Bar,Joint
Negotiations Session Continues in Chicago This Week
Aug 8 - As we reported in Dear AFA on March 20, 2013, a problem was identified
with Unimatic failing to update IDs where the last segment of the ID
contains a deadhead segment on United Express (UAX).
- When traveling to or from Recurrent Emergency Training (RET), irregularities in travel sometimes occur. These are the procedures you should follow if you find yourself in a situation where your travel or duty time impacts your training.
Jun 20 - Low visibility may be the reason hundreds of flights in Chicago were cancelled today.
May 2 - As a result of recent unanticipated changes by United’s Aircraft
Scheduling, Flight Operations and Technical Operations (Maintenance),
Inflight Scheduling has advised us of the need to add about 1,300 block
hours into the pre-merger United domestic-fleet schedules.
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Mar 24 - Revisions to the April aircraft schedule drive some changes in April Lines of Flying at all domestic domiciles.
Feb 21 - United Airlines is pulling out of Canada and will outsource its Canadian operations effective May 1, 2014.
Feb 20 - The layoffs and contracting out announced by United Airlines at airports across Canada today are unacceptable and need to be reversed, Unifor National President Jerry Dias says.
Feb 18 - United Airlines passengers suffered delays Tuesday morning as the
airline dealt with seemingly nationwide computer problems with its
Feb 18 - United Airlines customers complain about computer issues which are causing delays and boarding problems.
Feb 17 - NRPS Travel has been authorized for BOS, DCA/IAD, JFK and ORD
Feb 3 - United Airlines officials said Monday that there is nothing the city of Cleveland could have done --or can do, at this point -- to persuade United to keep its hub in Cleveland.
Jan 21 - United is implementing NRPS travel today through January 22 for JFK, DCA and BOS.
Nov 26 - The United Master Executive Council has met in Special Session and
reviewed another crossover proposal from management. A complete copy
of the proposal is available on our website and is different than the
2012 Cross Over Hiring Agreement.
Nov 8 - Late Wednesday afternoon, the company announced the expanded use of Portable Electronic Devices (PED) from takeoff through landing or gate-to-gate.
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