(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) – Following close to four years of UPS refusing to bargain fairly on a new contract with its aircraft mechanics and related classifications, the workforce of approximately 1,300 employees who maintain the company’s air fleet filed a new request with the National Mediation Board (NMB) today asking to be released from mediated contract negotiations with the company.
Phil Cady and Art Collins are United Airlines mechanics who also serve as shop stewards with Teamsters Local 19. As long-time Houston residents, they’ve seen severe weather before, but Hurricane Harvey was something different altogether.
Last week’s devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey and the destruction already caused by Hurricane Irma and the anticipated further destruction as it makes landfall on the mainland of the United States has shown the resilience of our members. Even as they were dealt serious blows personally, they have survived the storms and risen to aid their neighbors and support each other in these times of need.
(ONTARIO, Calif.) – Dozens of Teamsters Local 2727 aircraft mechanics and related classifications protested outside one of UPS’ largest air hubs today, saying they’re ready to do whatever it takes to settle a fair contract that protects the health benefits they and their families depend on. The protests in Ontario will continue on Tuesday as the mechanics head back to the bargaining table with UPS under the supervision of a federal mediator.
(NATIONWIDE) – Ahead of Amazon’s largest single-day sales event, pilots who fly for Amazon Prime Air are taking their concerns about the future of the delivery service directly to Amazon customers. Pilots from Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW) and Air Transport Services Group (ATSG)—which, together, are contracted to fly 40 planes for Amazon Prime Air by 2018 – launched a nationwide advertising campaign detailing the intensifying issues at their airlines and the potential risks for Amazon Prime customers.