Members Send Clear Message to Airline With Vote
(WASHINGTON) – The Teamsters Airline Division announced today that members at Air Canada voted 110-204 to reject the proposed tentative agreement. The members cast their ballots by phone and internet during the voting period that ran from Feb. 10-March 3, 2014.
“It is clear that Teamsters at Air Canada were not satisfied with the terms of this tentative agreement,” said Capt. David Bourne, Director, Teamsters Airline Division. “It now falls to the leadership of our union to go back to the membership to find out how the proposed contract fell short of their expectations, and attempt to negotiate those terms with the company. I will consult with our local leaders so that our negotiating committee is prepared to hammer out a new tentative agreement that addresses our members’ concerns.”
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