United Against Givebacks

Teamster mechanics picketed United Airlines at the San Francisco, Houston and Orlando airports on Friday in an escalation of their fight for an industry-leading contract. 

 

united-rally-thumb.jpg

Members have voted by 93% to reject management’s final offer and authorize the Teamsters to move toward a strike.

Over 9,000 mechanics at United belong to the Teamsters. The union will petition the National Mediation Board for a strike release.

The contract showdown at United Airlines is a story of runaway corporate greed.

Mechanics took concessions when the airline was in trouble, including wage freezes, pension cuts, and subcontracting of jobs.   

United made $4.5 billion in profits last year—but management is demanding more concessions including a two-tier wage scale for new hires.

Members are fed up, speaking out and fighting back. 

 


Be the first to comment

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.
Get Advice Join TDU Donate

Recent News

Why a No Vote Does Not Mean a UPS Strike

The International Union is trying to scare UPSers into accepting contract givebacks by sending out a new postcard that threatens members with the possibility a strike at UPS. A No Vote does not mean a strike at UPS. Here’s why.

UPS & UPS Freight Deals Increase Subcontracting

One of the biggest lies in Hoffa’s Vote Yes campaign is that the UPS and UPSF contracts represent a victory over subcontracting. That’s a joke.

View More News Posts