Last week, the language committee met to go over, line by line, the changes agreed to in principal by the sub committees over the last six weeks. Between the three separate agreements there were over 100 items in 24 articles and provisions that required review for Phase 1 in order to correctly draft the new language. Many of these items were small such as changing “Continental” to “United” while others were more substantive such as adding new language to capture concepts that were agreed to that had no prior agreement language. The work of the language committee will continue this week as there is still much to do in order to complete this task.
On Monday an executive committee review of the progress will take place. The negotiating committee will return on Tuesday to review work done by the language committee. In addition several sub committees will be meeting with the assistance of the NMB to attempt to finalize any remaining issues. Phase 1 is expected to be completed on time by the end of the week.
Later in the week actuaries for the parties, for the Union Peter Hardcastle (pensions), John Colberg and Gaelle Gravot (health care), will meet to discuss pension and benefit issues. They will be joined by our economist Dan Akin. The purpose of this meeting is to request information and share the vision of the IBT negotiating committee surrounding these benefits to the company. This will lay the ground work for Phase 2 economic discussions scheduled to begin in March.
Furloughed members urged to update their addresses
Members on furlough are advised to keep their addresses current with the company while on layoff. It is predicted that there will be many movements this year and there have been several members that have been removed from the seniority list because old addresses were on file when notices were sent.
If you are in touch with a furloughed member, please forward this information to them. Updates may be emailed to: ESC@united.com . The ESC will provide a fax number and ask members to send the address change accompanied with a signature.
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