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American Airlines Merger Left US Airways Workers Behind, Unions Say

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."

American and US Airways to Close Merger Monday

The merger that will unite American and US Airways and create the largest carrier in the world is expected to close on Monday. But it will take many months to put in place all the nuts and bolts that will truly transform the two carriers into a single airline.

Unions Ask Permission to File in AMR-US Airways Antitrust Case

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.

BREAKING NEWS: US Airways Election Dates Announced!

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.)

NMB Approves US Airways Election to Move Forward

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.

Union Raids at AMR, US Airways Reflect Democracy, Expert Says

The labor movement generally opposes union raids on already unionized workplaces, but a contrarian university professor said that opposition is unwarranted because the raids reflect the democratic process and give workers an opportunity to be heard.

BIG NEWS! US Airways Mechanics File for Election to Become Teamsters

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.

Photos from Hoffa's Visit to Charlotte on April 10

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.

Hoffa Hears Earful From Mechanics in Charlotte

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.


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