UAL Signs 10-Year Extension of SFO Base – Thank the Teamsters

Yesterday it was reported that United Airlines just signed a 10-year extension of the huge maintenance base at SFO. But the SFO base wouldn’t even exist today were it not for the strong Teamster representation that UAL mechanics won back in 2008. The United Daily reports that the lease extension of the base preserves thousands of mechanic jobs. Imagine what our future at AA could look like with this kind of powerful Teamster representation.

As the United Daily reports:

On Tuesday we signed a 10-year lease extension on our Maintenance Operations Center at SFO, our largest maintenance facility, keeping a large maintenance, repair and overhaul facility in the San Francisco Bay Area.

With nearly 3,500 maintenance professionals who maintain airframes, engines and components and perform significant cabin modifications on aircraft, this investment underscores our commitment to the Bay Area and the Maintenance Operations Center.

In May, maintenance technicians plan to complete the final modification in a three-year process involving outfitting dozens of our Boeing 777 aircraft with all-new United Global First and United BusinessFirst cabins. Our technicians are also working hard to install satellite-based Wi-Fi on domestic and international widebody aircraft. The first Wi-Fi equipped aircraft entered service in January.

We have extensive maintenance facilities at ORD, CLE, DEN, IAH, SFO, HOU (Houston Hobby), LAX and MCO and are currently building new widebody hangars at EWR and IAD, intending to complete construction by the end of the year.

None of this would be possible without the Teamsters, the union leading the fight against outsourcing in our industry. Check out the factsheet on the Teamsters’ leadership against outsourcing and share this with your coworkers.

Sign a Teamster card today and encourage your coworkers to sign one, too!

With the TEAMSTERS We Can WIN!

For more information, visit AA Mechanics for Teamsters campaign website or call the hotline at 877-589-4951.