Mechanics and Related
(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.
(WASHINGTON) – Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa, Teamsters Airline Division Director Capt. David Bourne and local union leadership from across the United States are demanding United Airlines negotiate an industry-leading contract for over 9,000 airline mechanics.
On Tuesday, over 93 percent of mechanics who voted cast ballots against the company’s final offer, sending a strong message that United Airlines needs to do better by its workforce.
(CHICAGO) – United Airlines’ [NYSE: UAL] labor woes continue as talks with International Brotherhood of Teamsters-represented aviation maintenance technicians and related workers stalled today.
“Delta and American are setting the pace and United is dragging its feet,” said Clacy Griswold, lead negotiator for the Teamsters. “Our hardworking aviation professionals deserve industry- leading pay and benefits and will settle for nothing less.”
The new edition of the Teamster Aviation Professional is ready to read. Volume 6, Issue 2 of the newsletter includes detailed reports on recent actions and negotiations at United Airlines, the TAMC role at the Aerospace Maintenance Competition, the ongoing push to end unfair subsidies at Gulf nation carriers, and much more!
The parties met this week in Las Vegas. The Union worked on finalizing its comprehensive proposal on Tuesday. The positive change in the direction of negotiations was refreshing. It was agreed that due to the progress made, sub committees would continue to meet to attempt to finalize several issues prior to the next session.
A new Teamster Aviation Professional Special Edition newsletter covers this week’s Aerospace Maintenance Competition (AMC) in which Teamster AMTs played a major role. At this week’s AMC, held in Miami, Florida, AMTs Brian McCarthy, Nick Sosa, Bryan Metzmeier and Trent DeRudder from Teamsters Local 2727, who work for UPS, joined more than 200 competitors from around the world for the three-day event.