UPS aircraft mechanics and related employees represented by Local 2727 have secured significant raises in pay, improved retirement security and the protection of health care benefits in a new tentative agreement reached with the shipping company.
The agreement, which is being voted on now by the union’s membership, sets a new bar for aircraft mechanics in the U.S. airline industry, with pay rates and benefits that surpass those at FedEx and all other major U.S.-based carriers.
Upon ratification of the new contract, Local 2727 members will become the highest paid aviation mechanics in the country by a wide margin.
“It’s because of the tremendous resolve and unity of our members and their families that we’re celebrating this historic agreement with UPS,” said Tim Boyle, President of Louisville-based Local 2727.
“I want to extend my congratulations to the Teamsters Local 2727 negotiating committee. This agreement is the culmination of over four years of long hours, hard work and dedication from them. Their focus on improving the existing agreement and quality of life for our UPS members is what now enables us to bring this industry-leading contract to the membership for their review and decision,” said Capt. David Bourne, Director of the Teamsters Airline Division.
“UPS aircraft mechanics went for years without a raise and we’ve worried long enough about the future of our medical care,” said UPS aircraft mechanic Jack Chatburn, who was on the bargaining committee. “We believe the contract will be ratified swiftly.”
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