the PSE and Fleet agreements at United Airlines.
you all, and for that I’m sorry. I wish I could make them all go away right now but the truth of the matter is only United
Airlines can do that today and unfortunately only a return of the flying public can do that past September 30, 2020.
the Passenger Service (including Reservations) and Fleet agreements to part-time to save money. Money for a Company
that has over 10 billion on hand today, that will have between $8 and $10 billion at the end of June and between $4 and
$6 billion at the end of September.
We have suggested many cost savings ideas to the Company. Some of those are;
a. Allow 12 month COLAS that continue to pay employees 25% of their salary.
b. Offer the medical bridge to employees between the ages of 55-65. (It’s important to note that we have over
10,000 members under these two contracts who are 55 or older.)
c. Allow employees to defer 25-50% of their salary until the first quarter of 2021.
would cost the Company nothing.
needs if we can attract enough participation from our members.
sacrifices alongside the other cost-cutting efforts that have been made to date.
told us they would be making a decision on many of these matters as early as today.
contractual rules. For example, they will need to notify everyone no later than Monday, May 4th to meet their May 24th
target date to adhere to the contractually-required 20 day language.
matter, is unacceptable under the CARES act and even though we don’t and won’t agree to any pay cuts, they should at
least give everyone 30 hours a week.
(which again, they still have). However, it’s times like this, when everyone is scared for their livelihood, their safety, and
our industry as a whole that United could show true CORE4 leadership.
President and Directing General Chairman
IAMAW, District Lodge 141
Call your lawmakers and city council.
Tell them to ask United to honor their word to their workers and taxpayers.
Click the link to quickly locate your members of Congress through USA.gov.
Thank you for taking a stand.
Dear Rep. ______________:
My name is _______________, I am a resident of the state of _________, I live in your congressional district and I am a registered voter. I am a member of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers and an employee of United Airlines.
I am writing because I am outraged at the news we’ve received from our union leadership. Last month, the Machinists Union joined every airline union and every air carrier to lobby Congress in support of the CARES Act. Now, just a few weeks later, United Airlines is announcing a plan to furlough all airport ramp and customer service workers by cutting their hours in half, beginning on May 24. These cuts are on top of reductions in schedules for part-time workers, and after thousands of employees took voluntary leaves of absence, saving the company millions of dollars in payroll costs.
As essential workers, airline employees continue to show up for work every day, risking our own and our families’ health. In the past month, we have mourned the death of dozens of our co-workers and family members. Thousands of workers are sick, and many have recovered and are back at work. We deserve better.
Airline employees fought for, and believed we achieved, a strong system of oversight to ensure that funds from American taxpayers would be used solely for paycheck protection.
We are asking for your help to stop United’s illegal actions. We need you to demand the restoration of oversight for the CARES Act. We need these protections so we can continue to maintain our nation’s essential transportation infrastructure while supporting our families.
Please take action so United Airlines management respects the authority of Congress, protects its employees and passengers, and obeys the law.