Posted February 11, 2016 By Local 769
as published in the Teamsters Airline Division week in review
After the management of Amerijet circumvented Federal law and attempted to negotiate directly with certain members of the pilot group instead of the union, the company and a handful of pilots pushed to have the Union put the Company’s proposal out for a vote. While the union believed it was under no legal obligation to do so, the Teamsters opted to do so to show the pilots’ resolve and lay that distraction to rest.
The result, announced on Friday, was another major defeat for the company and their union busting tactics. Almost 60% of pilots rejected the company offer of a substandard agreement. All eligible voters had the opportunity participate in this process supervised by Ballot Point, a third-party. The previous unsanctioned election conducted at the company’s urging in 2015 did not reflect all the pilots’ true intent.
In a message to the membership on Friday announcing the results, Local 769 Business Agent David Renshaw outlined the process going forward when he said, “Teamsters Local No. 769 will contact the Company and the National Mediation Board to continue the negotiation/mediation process and obtain an agreement between the parties. There is NO reason why our ongoing labor dispute needs to continue. We could have this matter wrapped up in days if the company dealt with us in good faith. The Teamsters and our pilots are prepared to continue negotiations next week and we hope the company is too!” Mr. Renshaw added that all pilots should contact company CEO Dave Basset, who has been prominent in the recent efforts to force a contract on pilots, to get his team back to work on an agreement immediately.
Posted February 4, 2016 By Local 769
The Teamsters Union is offering a $10,000 reward for any information leading to the whereabouts of Sierra Shields.
Shields, a flight attendant with Shuttle America for Delta and United Airlines flights, and a member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, has been missing since Jan. 14, 2016. She was last seen leaving New York’s LaGuardia Airport on foot that morning.
The Queens resident is 5’6″ or 5’7″, weighing approximately 160 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes.
“The Teamsters are deeply concerned about the recent developments surrounding Ms. Shields. Today we demonstrate our continued commitment to finding her,” said Jim Hoffa, Teamsters General President. “We are offering a reward of $10,000 to anyone who gives the authorities information that leads to the discovery of her whereabouts. It is imperative that we find her. If anybody has information that can help us do this, we ask that he or she please come forward.”
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Sierra’s family,” said Capt. David Bourne, Director of the Teamsters Airline Division. “As a union, we look out for our own. Sierra and her family need help at this time. If anyone has seen her or has information relevant to this missing person case, please contact the proper authorities as soon as possible. You can also help by sharing her picture and information on social media.”
If you have seen Sierra Shields or have information relevant to this missing person case, please call the New York City Police Department Crime Stoppers at1-800-577-8477.
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Posted January 22, 2016 By Local 769
The following documents explain how you can help protect your pension. Please join in helping support efforts to prevent cuts proposed by the Central States Pension Fund Rescue Plan. Tell your Senators and Representatives to reject the cuts. Call the Teamster Pension Protection Hotline at 1-888-979-9806 to be connected directly to the offices of your members of Congress so you can let them know how much this issue means to you. Please read the following documents learn more about this and other ways you can help reject these cuts.
Posted January 12, 2016 By Local 769
Teamsters Local 769 represents many hard working men and women in the film industry. Film Florida is a not-for–profit entertainment production association that provides a leadership role in Florida’s film, TV & digital media industry. They are very closely connected with the Florida Office of Film and Entertainment, helping to craft the film incentives offered by our state. As they prepare for Tuesday’s start of the 2016 Legislative Session, click below for an important update and info about upcoming calls to action and visit their website for more information about the film and television industry in our state.
Posted January 10, 2016 By Local 769
United Airlines has made a final contract offer. The ballot for ratification by electronic voting will be mailed to United Airlines Teamsters’ homes before December 25, 2015, and will be counted at noon (Eastern) on January 25, 2016.
Please read the documents posted below which include the proposal. Scroll all the way to the bottom of this article to find additional documents as well as the link to the Teamster Air website information directly.
Read the cover letter from the Airline Division
Read the contract
IBT Seniority Integration Report
Flight Simulator Technician Seniority List
Flight Simulator Technician Juniority List
Keep checking back here for updates or visit teamsterair.org
Posted January 10, 2016 By Local 769
The Teamsters annual food drive in Monroe County was once again a great success. The success comes at the generosity of many members contributing non-perishable products. While all the Teamsters who participate in this success are significant, in this particular picture are three of the driving forces, Becky Roberts from the Sheriffs office, Charlie Pons from the city of Key West and Zach McCart from UPS. Thanks to them and to all of the Teamsters who contributed their time and efforts to again make this years food drive a positive Teamster influence on our community.
Filed in General Membership, H.R.C. - Human Rights Commission | Tagged: City of Key West, Holiday, HRC, IBT, Labor, local769, Miami, Monroe County Sheriff, Teamsters, Union, UPS
Posted January 9, 2016 By Local 769
The following article was featured in the January edition of the Teamster Leader and relates to our brothers and sisters in the Airline Mechanics industry.
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Posted December 19, 2015 By Local 769
As part of Crystal Lake Apartments Angel Tree Drive, the South Florida TNBC delivered toys to boys and girls between the ages of 2 and 18 on December 18th, 2015. Crystal Lake Apartments Assistant Community Director Kenisha Cliett helps organize this event which works hard to help many less fortunate families in our community who struggle to keep food on the table and shelter for their children.
Members of Teamsters Local 769 and the TNBC collected toys leading up to our recent Christmas Party and General Membership Meeting and judging by the smiles on the children’s faces, their generosity was greatly appreciated. Teamsters Local 769 will also be distributing toys through the United Way of Dade county as well as the United Way of Palm Beach County this holiday season which is further proof that Santa Claus is a Teamster.
Posted December 18, 2015 By Local 769
Teamsters Local 769 2016 Scholarship Fundraiser was a great success. We would like to thank our staff, members and sponsors who participated in this years fundraising and as a result of these combined efforts, we would like to announce the following winners of Teamsters Local 769 Scholarships.
Spencer L. Bell Son of Susan Leslie Field-Bell Air Canada
Nicole Cluck Daughter of Joseph Cluck United Airlines
Zachary Molinelli Son of John Molinelli Martin County
Gianna Cannestro Daughter of Michael Cannestro Movie Division
Delaney Messer Daughter of Charles Messer Indian River County
Joseph McManus Son of Joseph McManus Indian River County
Ryan Graves Son of Larry E. Graves United Parcel Service
Rebecca Lyon Daughter of Scott D. Lyon United Airlines
We wish the winners well as they pursue their higher education.
Filed in General Membership | Tagged: Air Canada, Airline Division, IBT, Labor, local769, Miami, Scholarship Fund, Teamsters, Union, United Airlines, UPS