Teamster mechanics have voted to reject United Airlines´ final offer and to authorize a strike, the union said.
There are over 9,000 mechanics in the bargaining unit. Over 93 percent of mechanics who voted cast ballots against the company´s offer.
“The idea of implementing B-Scale wages for incoming mechanics is unacceptable,” said Capt. David Bourne, director of the Teamsters Airline Division. “There is no need to place the financial burden for this agreement on the backs of future mechanics. Executives at United Airlines are being compensated with million-dollar packages and the mechanics deserve their fair share.”
The leadership of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters will petition the National Mediation board for a release to begin a strike.
Founded in 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents 1.4 million hardworking men and women throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.