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UPS and aircraft mechanics agree on contract

After four years of negotiations, UPS Airlines and the Teamsters have tentatively agreed on a contract that would give UPS aircraft mechanics their first raise since 2005. Read the rest …

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More Turkeys at UPS

turkeySeptember 14, 2010: UPS Teamsters in Local 2727 will get a turkey this Christmas season, and they will get their annual safety and length-of-service awards, thanks to a grievance their local just won.

But will all the rest of us get the same benefits?

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Feds Reject Teamsters’ Step Toward UPS Strike

Federal officials rejected a bid by Teamster aircraft mechanics at UPS to begin a 30-day countdown to a strike. The National Mediation Board refused to declare that contract talks were at a stalemate, even though our union has been in negotiations for four years without a contract! Read the rest …

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Teamsters Ask Feds for UPS Strike Countdown

The Teamsters union has asked federal officials to begin a 30-day countdown to a potential strike by aircraft mechanics against United Parcel Service Inc.

The union says it has bargained with UPS for more than four years without reaching a deal. Read the rest …

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Teamster Airplane Mechanics Warn UPS

Hands Off Our Healthcare, Protect Our Jobs

Teamster airplane mechanics who have gone three years without a contract are taking their fight to the public—right in UPS’s backyard.

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Teamster Airline Mechanics Authorize Strike

The 1,400 Teamster mechanics who maintain UPS planes have authorized a strike by a vote of 90 percent.  Contract talks will continue later this month. Read the rest …

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UPS Mechanics to Take Strike Vote

Teamsters Local 2727 will take a strike vote of 1,400 UPS plane mechanics by Sept. 14.

The company wants Teamster mechanics and retirees to start contributing to their health insurance premiums. Management also wants to reduce coverage.

Because they are covered by the Railway Labor Act, the mechanics can only strike if the National Mediation Board says UPS and the Teamsters are at impasse. Read the rest …

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