The parties continued discussions about the limited issues IAM members have identified as needing modification for this process to be a success. While current work is protected from sub-contracting until 2019 because of our agreement to enter expedited, limited issue negotiations, we again emphasized to the Company the critical need to strengthen and secure, for the long haul, our job security/scope.
IAM members spoke loudly and clearly this must occur for any agreement to be reached. We’re encouraged by the progress both parties made this week. We are hopeful that we will be able to reach agreements that address the serious concerns put forth by IAM members at United Airlines through the recent survey.
IAM District 141 and United have scheduled negotiations the weeks of January 18th, February 1st and February 15th.
(Mike Klemm is the President and Directing General Chairman of IAM District 141. You can contact Mike by email at firstname.lastname@example.org)