Month: May 2020

New United Airlines CEO Says No To Bankruptcy and Mandating Blocked Middle Seats

    At two previous companies, new United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby developed a reputation for bluntness, often favoring honest answers over diplomatic ones. On Thursday, speaking at his first public forum since taking over last week from Oscar Munoz, Kirby showed he wouldn’t drop the act just because he now leads a Fortune 100 company. In […]

Congress of the United States, Honorable Steven T. Mnuchin. U.S. Department of Treasury.

    The Honorable Steven T. Mnuchin U.S. Department of the Treasury 1500 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, D.C. 20220 Dear Secretary Mnuchin, We write you today with grave concern and broad opposition to your recent statements regarding carriers’ compliance with the terms set out in Subtitle B of Title IV of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, […]

Monthly Meeting June 02, 2020 Canceled

  Local Lodge 1932 Business Meeting Canceled June 02, 2020 Dear Sisters and Brothers, I hope you are all well and staying safe. Due to the continuation of State and Municipal mandates about group gatherings and social distancing. The Executive Board has determined that in the best interest of keeping our members safe, the Monthly […]

The Time to Prepare is Now.

May 19, 2020 This communication will discuss continuing developments at United Airlines, however, I urge all District Lodge 141 members to read this update. Regrettably, United Airlines and District 141 have disagreed vehemently on how to handle the steep decline in demand for air travel due to the coronavirus pandemic. On May 1, 2020, United […]

Ranking Republican on House Ways and Means Committee: Airline Furloughs Under CARES Act “Inappropriate.”

Representative Kevin Brady, the ranking Republican on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, has issued a statement calling furloughs by airlines like United, Delta, and JetBlue, “Inappropriate.” The statement came after a union member at United Airlines contacted his office about the matter. Congressman Brady is one of the architects of the CARES Act, […]