Mechanics to vote on ExpressJet/ASA final offer

Federally mediated negotiations between more than 360 mechanics represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) and ExpressJet subsidiary Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA) ended on Thursday, March 30, the union said.

The carrier told the union that it had provided all of the wage increases it was able to, and that further bargaining on economics would be fruitless.

The IBT is planning to ask its membership to vote on the carrier´s proposed contract in the coming weeks, with a final result likely to be announced in May.

ASA merged with ExpressJet Airlines in 2011. Its fleet of regional aircraft flies as a feeder for Delta Airlines and American Airlines. ASA flies more than 20% of Delta´s regional routes.

Founded in 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents 1.4 million men and women throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.