The recent top-down deal struck between the TWU and the IAM to jointly represent mechanics and related at the merging American Airlines and US Airways fails to address the serious concerns of their own members, including years of weak representation and concessionary bargaining.
On Tuesday, May 7th, US Airways mechanics and related held a press conference in Charlotte, NC where they announced the Teamsters had filed for a representation election with the National Mediation Board.
The week was very busy for the subcommittee meetings involving benefits including medical and pensions. J.J. Johns from the Benefits committee was brought in to assist in the benefits talks between the parties last week and continued assistance in this week’s round.
This afternoon, the Teamsters officially filed for a representation election for mechanics and related at US Airways. Our future coworkers at US Airways have an overwhelming majority of Teamster cards signed. Today they announced they have petitioned the National Mediation Board for an election.
(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) – US Airways mechanics and related workers filed for an election today with the National Mediation Board (NMB) as part of their campaign to become Teamsters.