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BIG NEWS! We Filed Today for Our Teamster Election

At 10 a.m. today in Washington, D.C., a number of our coworkers gathered with leaders from the Teamsters Airline Division to announce that we filed for our union election! Our application for an election to become Teamsters was officially filed at 9 a.m. at the National Mediation Board. We did it! Many months of hard work organizing and getting Teamster cards signed have led to this historic moment.

Click here to read the leaflet about our filing to become Teamsters. Also, read this press release announcing our filing.

Soon we will have the opportunity to vote in the Teamsters so we can fight to protect our craft and raise standards for mechanics and related at AA. We’re proud to join forces with our future brothers and sisters at US Airways who filed for their Teamster election earlier this month. Our movements are coming together.

The Teamsters are the only union with the skills and resources to stand up to management and fight for mechanics and related at the world’s largest airline. With our filing today, we have made a major step toward winning powerful, industry-leading representation with the Teamsters. After years of concessions, outsourcing and weak representation, our campaign is about us changing course and fighting back. We are drawing a line in the sand – it’s time to stand up and restore the dignity of our profession.

As Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa said in a press statement this morning, “Today’s election filing is a tremendous milestone for American Airlines mechanics who have built a powerful mechanic-led campaign for Teamster representation. Their determination despite the tough odds has led to this historic achievement and will lead to a strong future for mechanics and related at AA.”

“For too long mechanics in the airline industry have seen jobs outsourced and standards plummet, compromising maintenance quality, workers’ livelihoods and the safety of the flying public,” said David Bourne, Director of the Teamsters Airline Division. “This impressive campaign for Teamster representation at America Airlines represents a huge step toward reversing this trend. The Teamsters Airline Division is proud to work with these mechanics in this historic effort.”

Check out the flier on today’s filing. Let’s keep working together in the coming weeks and months to get the job done and rebuild our craft with Teamster power!

With the TEAMSTERS We Will WIN!

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