Four months after the completion of the merger of American Airlines (AAL) and US Airways, all five of the US Airways unions said workers aren't yet seeing the benefits they expected. Customer service agents, jointly represented by the Communications Workers of America and the Teamsters, said "vendors working for American are encroaching on our work at some locations and forcing the association to file grievances."
Unions representing American Airlines pilots, American and US Airways flight attendants and US Airways ground workers asked U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly to let them file an amicus brief in the antitrust case of American and US Airways. The unions include the Allied Pilots Association, the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, Communications Workers of America, and the Teamsters.
Telephone electronic voting and Internet voting for US Airways mechanics and related workers will take place from July 8 through August 12, and voting instructions will be mailed out on July 8. The ballots will be counted on August 12. (Read the NMB notice.)
Today, June 6, the National Mediation Board (NMB) announced that the Teamsters Union has a showing of interest (sufficient authorization cards) and will be scheduling an election soon. This is a huge step forward in our campaign to win a more secure future as Teamsters at the world’s largest airline. Now, we will truly have a choice for better representation moving forward. Click here to read the NMB notice.
Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa visited with US Airways mechanics and related on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Staff members from the Teamsters International Union were also present. Here are photos from the event.
Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa visited US Airways mechanics and related in Charlotte on Wednesday, April 10 to hear about the problems and challenges they are facing. The workers, who are leaders in the campaign to form a union with the Teamsters, gave him an earful about their problems and the terrible representation they are getting from the IAM.