Teamster airline mechanics at Piedmont ratify contract

Piedmont Airlines mechanics from Teamsters Locals 210, 355 and 776 have voted to ratify a five-year contract with the carrier, the company said.

More than 83 percent of the approximately 300 mechanics who voted, cast their ballots in favor of the agreement.

The agreement contains a seven percent signing bonus and a 13 percent wage increase over the life of the agreement. The agreement contains updated language on job security and furloughs.

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