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Teamsters Appeal to NetJets Customers in Dispute Over Subcontracting and Pay

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – The Teamsters Airline Division and Local 284 are contacting NetJets customers as part of an effort to publicize their escalating labor dispute over subcontracting critical maintenance and wages.

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Teamsters Airline Division and Local 284 represent mechanics, maintenance control, aircraft fuelers, aircraft cleaners and stock clerks.  The Columbus-based business jet operator is owned by Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A and BRK.B).

Teamster UPS Aircraft Mechanics Vote to Strike

(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) – Airline maintenance technicians and related classifications who maintain UPS’s (NYSE: UPS) fleet of jet engine aircrafts announced Monday that they have authorized a strike at the shipping giant.

Teamsters Local 2727: Teamster Mechanics Who Maintain UPS Aircraft Begin Strike Vote

(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) – With the holiday shopping season just around the corner, mechanics and other workers who service UPS’ fleet of jet engine aircraft started voting Friday to authorize a strike. The strike vote comes after three years of prolonged negotiations during which UPS continues to demand huge concessions.

Teamsters Local 2727: UPS Aircraft Mechanics Vow to Stand Up

(WASHINGTON) – With the start of the holiday shopping season just weeks away, mechanics and other workers who ensure UPS’s (NYSE: UPS) fleet of jet engine aircraft are operational and safe are heading into negotiations with the company. 

UPS, a multi-billion-dollar company, is calling for a massive reduction in both active and retiree health benefits for 1,200 maintenance workers who are critical to the company’s supply chain. Most do physically demanding and often dangerous work around jet engine aircraft and equipment, and toxic fuel, chemicals and exhaust.

Teamsters Handbill at NetJets Over Maintenance Subcontracting

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Aircraft mechanics, fuelers, cleaners and stock clerks passed out hundreds of handbills to their NetJets co-workers in the company cafeteria in response to their employer’s decision to subcontract critical maintenance work to third-party vendors.

Teamsters, United Airlines Reach Tentative Agreement for Technicians

(WASHINGTON) – Following an agreement in principle on August 12, 2016, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters has reached a tentative agreement with United Airlines on a six-year joint collective bargaining agreement covering more than 9,000 technicians, finalizing the language in the contract.

The contract, which contains industry-leading wages and benefits, will now be put in front of members for a ratification vote.

Teamsters Decry Subcontracting At Warren Buffett Owned NetJets

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – The Teamsters Airline Division and Local 284 criticized NetJets today for continuing to subcontract critical aircraft maintenance to vendors and subcontractors as part of a scheme to save money, rather than using its own workers.

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Teamsters Airline Division and Local 284 represent mechanics, maintenance control, aircraft fuelers, aircraft cleaners and stock clerks at the Columbus, Ohio based airline. The Columbus-based business jet operator is owned by Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A and BRK.B).

Teamsters UPS Airline Mechanics Hold Job Actions at Customer Locations in Indiana

(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) – Teamsters Local 2727 airline maintenance technicians and related classifications picketed at customer locations in Indiana this week protesting deep concessionary contract proposals that would significantly increase health care costs and not improve wages for its members.

Workers held signs that read “UPS: Corporate Greed, Don’t Take Our Health Care” to draw attention to a company proposed 430 percent increase in health insurance premiums in the first year of a new contract.

Teamsters and United Airlines Reach Agreement in Principle for Technicians

(CHICAGO) — The International Brotherhood of Teamsters and United Airlines announced jointly today that they have reached an agreement in principle for a joint contract covering the company’s approximately 9,000 technicians and related employees.

The parties will complete final language soon and put the resulting tentative agreement out to vote by the technicians and related employees once the language has been finalized.

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