The Outsourcing Battle
This is a flier explaining the Aircraft Maintenance Safety and Security Act of 2009.
This measure, the Aircraft Maintenance Safety and Security Act of 2009, is currently being debated in Congress.
Outsourcing is happening at FedEx on a daily basis. Our mechanics are being replaced, our stations are being given to vendors, and our workgroup is shrinking. This is not just AMTs, GSEs or VTs. It affects everyone who works at FedEx Express. If you look around, outsourcing is becoming more evident everyday at FedEx Express. Ask our former coworkers from Nashville, Baton Rouge, Mobile, Billings, Casper, Erlanger, Fort Wayne, Little Rock, Tallahassee and Memphis, just to name a few.
The global third-party aircraft maintenance industry (MRO), is currently a $45 billion dollar industry as estimated by industry analysts. Some analysts project the MRO industry revenues to reach over $68 billion within the next 10 years.
There are three ways to access the survey from the site.
Three powerful congressmen recently got an introduction to the Teamsters' new Airline Division Director, Capt. David Bourne. Even more recently, Capt. Bourne met with the top aide to Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., and with key staff of the Senate Commerce Committee, which oversees aviation.
The message: If you're talking about issues that affect airlines or other transportation modes, the Teamsters are the definitive voice.
Giving contracts to foreign firms comes at expense of high skill U.S. workers. The Defense Department weakened our national security on Feb. 29, when it gave a $35-billion contract to a European group for the creation of a new fleet of aerial-refueling aircraft, rejecting an offer from Chicago-based Boeing, the longtime supplier of the airplanes.
Radnor, PA, April 11, 2008--Business Travel Coalition called today on President Bush for the immediate removal of FAA Acting Administrator Robert Sturgell, and to consider the removal of other top FAA officials involved with the growing commercial air services calamity that is grid-locking the nation, impacting hundreds of thousands of travelers, driving our air transportation system closer to the abyss of financial failure and embarrassing the country on a global scale.
The Business Travel Coalition's survey results regarding aircraft maintenance, outsourcing and Federal Aviation Administration oversight that has underlined a deepening concern over the safety of U.S. airlines.
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) and Business Travel Coalition (BTC) are leading the way in the formation of a business-labor partnership that addresses and influences the safety and homeland security issues surrounding critical airline maintenance outsourcing in the absence of a single, high regulatory standard and stringent FAA oversight.
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