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UAL Flight Simulator Techs Vote For Teamster Representation

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Today, the National Mediation Board announced that flight simulator technicians at United Airlines voted for sole representation by the Teamsters Union. The 98 technicians were previously represented by the Teamsters at United in Denver and the Transport Workers Union at Continental in Houston prior to the 2010 merger.

The workers overwhelmingly voted for the Teamsters by a 6-1 ratio with 93 percent of the unit participating in the election which began on Aug. 20 and ended at 2 p.m. today. The technicians will be represented by Teamsters Local 455 in Denver and Local 19 in Houston.

“We’re looking forward to working toward an amalgamated agreement for the entire flight simulator craft technicians and class and craft,” said James Prout, chief steward of the Denver-based unit.

“On behalf of the Teamsters Airline Division, I’d like to thank the flight simulator technicians for their overwhelming vote of confidence in our ability to represent their interests,” said Capt. David Bourne, Director of the Teamsters Airline Division.

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