US Airways Mechanics & Related Are Voting Strong for Teamsters

Last week the election for our future coworkers at US Airways got underway. Ballot instructions from the National Mediation Board started arriving in workers’ mailboxes on Thursday. Mechanics and related at US Airways have been voting in large numbers since last week and the ballots for Teamster power keep rolling in.

“After so many years of IAM concessions and so many months of organizing for a fresh start as Teamsters, it feels good to finally be voting for the industry-leading Teamster representation we need at US Airways,” said Dwight Hopkins, a mechanic at DCA. “I cast my ballot for the Teamsters as soon as I got my instructions in the mail. I can’t wait to finally have the power of the strongest and largest union for airline mechanics and related fighting for us to secure our future and raise standards for our craft.”

The voting period at US Airways officially began last Monday and runs through August 12 when all of the votes will be tallied at the NMB.

We’re excited for our brothers and sisters at US Airways. And we are eager to soon have the same chance that they are getting to join the Teamsters. It’s going to take the strength of a powerful transportation union with over 30,000 mechanics and related to protect our jobs and restore our dignity at the new American.

“After we win Teamster representation at US Airways, we look forward to supporting our brothers and sisters at American Airlines as they enter the voting period,” said Hopkins.

These are exciting times for mechanics and related at both AA and US Airways. Together, we are building unstoppable union power for our profession as Teamsters at the world’s largest airline. Let’s stay focused on this great movement and get ready to follow our future US Airways coworkers toward victory with the Teamsters.

With the TEAMSTERS We Can WIN!

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