Mechanics and Related
(WASHINGTON) – Approximately 300 Piedmont Airlines mechanics from Teamsters Locals 210, 355 and 776 have voted overwhelmingly to ratify a five-year contract with the carrier. More than 83 percent of voting mechanics cast their ballots in favor of the agreement.
The agreement was reached on May 26 and contains a 7 percent signing bonus and a 13 percent wage increase over the life of the agreement. Job security and furlough language are also vastly improved.
(WASHINGTON) – The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Teamsters Airline Division and Teamsters Locals 210, 355 and 776 have reached a tentative agreement on a five-year contract for approximately 300 Piedmont Airlines mechanics.
The agreement reached on May 26 is a five-year contract moving forward and contains a 7 percent signing bonus. The life of the agreement contains a separate 13 percent increase in wages, with an additional bonus coming after the third year. There is also vastly improved furlough language, which will provide a major increase in job protection.
May 24 is National Aviation Maintenance Technician Day. The Teamsters Aviation Mechanics Coalition and the Teamsters Airline Division would like to take a moment to recognize our thousands of aviation maintenance technicians. Your hard work and dedication to aviation safety is without a doubt a corner stone in the success of our outstanding industry safety record. This day honors the birthday of Charles Taylor, the first aviation mechanic in powered flight and the man who designed and built the engine that powered the first successful Wright Brothers Airplane.
Your negotiating committee met this morning with the National Mediation Board (NMB) at the NMB headquarters in Washington, DC. In attendance for the union were the voting members of the negotiating committee, Teamsters Airline Division Director Capt. David Bourne as well as legal, actuarial and economic staff from the International. In attendance from the NMB were Board Member Linda Puchala and Mediator Gerry McGuckin.
Your negotiating committee met this week on April 21 and April 22 to finalize our counter proposal to United’s “Final Offer.” The meetings were held at Local 19 in Houston, Texas. All articles were reviewed to proof read and sign off on language changes determined at last week’s negotiating committee meeting.
On February 16, 2016, Teamster United Airlines mechanics, voted down United’s offer and voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike. Since then, your negotiating committee has been hard at work to determine the best path for productive negotiations with the company that address the concerns of the membership.
A survey of the membership was completed on Friday, April 1. This will give the negotiating committee an accurately prioritized picture of the current issues and concerns that the workers want brought up in bargaining.
(WASHINGTON) – Today, hundreds of United Airlines mechanics protested the airline’s contract offer by picketing outside key maintenance bases at the San Francisco, Houston and Orlando airports.
Earlier this week, mechanics voted down United’s contract proposal by 93 percent. Mechanics also voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike. Over 9,000 mechanics at United are represented by the Teamsters Union, which will petition the National Mediation Board for a strike release.