UPS aircraft mechanics protest over contract delays

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 union said.

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.

Years of contract delays from UPS have caused unrest and outrage among the company´s 1,200 aircraft maintenance employees who say the instability and low morale is only growing as the busy holiday shipping season nears, the union said.

The mechanics are calling on UPS executives to get serious about negotiations and settle a fair contract that protects basic health benefits, according to the union.

Founded in 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents 1.4 million hardworking men and women in the United States and Canada. Visit www.teamster.org for more information.