This morning the Company announced enhanced flexibility to the 24 hour trade rule. I commend the Company for discussing this issue with District 141 and for recognizing how important increased trading flexibility is for IAM members.
Effective November 1, 2015, Customer Service Agents and Ramp Service Employees will be able to submit day trades 12 hours prior to the start of the shift to be worked.
District 141 has also been assured that local management has the authority to approve day trades with less then 12 hours notice. This is obviously a substantial change from the previous policy that denied any trade requested with less than 24 hours notice.
Future discussions regarding the possibility to lower the 12 hour notice requirement will take place once all employees are transitioned into the eTA scheduling tool .
On another positive note, the Company will announce today that all Denver employees who were furloughed will be recalled.
The Company has further agreed to meet with District 141 about other member concerns in the near future.
District 141 welcomes these positive developments to change the culture here at United and I thank the District 141 Executive Board for the job they’ve been doing getting member concerns to me so we can discuss these important issues with the Company.
I also look forward to meeting with many more IAM members around the system in the near future, so I can hear first hand your concerns, opinions and suggestions.
Sincerely and fraternally,
Mike Klemm, PDGC
Update, 16 October 2015:
(Mike Klemm is the President and Directing General Chairperson of District 141. He can be reached via email at email@example.com)