December 7, 2009: Teamster airplane mechanics who have gone three years without a contract are taking their fight to the public—right in UPS’s backyard.
A billboard on the I-75 downtown corridor in Atlanta warns UPS that “We are prepared to strike.” Local 2727 members have also conducted informational picketing in Atlanta to draw attention to their fight to protect their job security and healthcare.
UPS has laid off more than 150 Teamster mechanics since February 2009. In the meantime, the company is outsourcing maintenance work overseas.
The company is also demanding that Teamsters and retirees start paying for their healthcare. If management wins that giveback on Teamster mechanics, you know that the company will be demanding the same concessions from every other UPS Teamster in 2013.
UPS Teamster mechanics work at 80 airports across the United States. We stand with them in their fight for a fair contract.