Tag: Outsourcing

HOW DANGEROUS IS THE AIRCRAFT YOU’RE FLYING ON?

Airline passengers may be less safe when the plane they are flying on has been repaired or maintained in a foreign country. That is among the conclusions of a risk-based report by Ridge Global, a firm founded by former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge on risks associated with the use of foreign repair…

Window Shop Changes Its Fate

During the negotiations of the collective bargaining agreement the company insisted on their need for increased outsourcing. The TWU zealously fought to retain work and obtained industry leading language that limits the company’s outsourcing to 35% of its total maintenance expense. Several areas were identified by the company for outsourcing, within the percentage cap, and…

IBT and United, Outsourcing…

The Teamsters claim they can stop the outsourcing of aircraft maintenance. But, where were the Teamsters when United held the big party to celebrate its 100th aircraft to undergo a heavy maintenance check at the Ameco maintenance repair hanger in Beijing, China? This celebration took place in May 2011, well over a year ago. How…

Reality Check

Ever notice how a slinky leads with momentum, and the rest of it follows only to end up at the bottom with no way back to the top? DON’T BE A SLINKY. Bankrupt airline union memberships who voted out their original union, lost heavy maintenance to foreign outsourcing. None have brought it back.  “Don’t follow…

James Little, TWU president, pushes in-house work at American Airlines

SOURCE: Tulsa World The international president of the Transport Workers Union, Little said the proof is in American’s bankruptcy in which the company – even after recent job cuts – is committed post-bankruptcy to doing more in-house aircraft maintenance work than any major U.S. carrier. Little was in Tulsa on Tuesday to meet with TWU…

TWU Local 514 Blasts American for Outsourcing Seat Work

(TULSA, Okla.) – Transport Workers Union Local 514 leadership in Tulsa on Tuesday blasted American Airlines for outsourcing work on B757s aircraft that have recently had passenger seats come loose during flight, a problem that TWU Aircraft Maintenance Technicians have never allowed to happen. TIMCO Aviation Services most recently installed the aircraft’s seats that have experienced problems.…