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    Taking A Stand!!!

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    Default UPS Aircraft Mechanics Protest at One of The Company’s Biggest Hubs as Frustrations R

    (ONTARIO, Calif.) – Dozens of 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 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 mechanics are calling on UPS executives to get serious about negotiations and settle a fair contract that protects basic health benefits. UPS aircraft mechanics do physically challenging and often dangerous work around jet engine aircraft and equipment, inhaling toxic chemicals and exhaust fumes daily.

    Marcus Koekebakker works out of UPS’ Ontario Air Hub and has been with the company for 27 years.

    “I don’t understand how UPS can make record profits and then turn around and tell us, the employees who built those profits, that our health is too costly,” Koekebakker said. “David Abney and other UPS executives should know that the entire aircraft maintenance workforce is united and that our voices will only grow louder until we get the contract our families need and deserve.”
    https://teamster.org/news/2017/08/up...ions-rise-over

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    Taking A Stand!!!

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    Default Re: UPS Aircraft Mechanics Protest at One of The Company’s Biggest Hubs as Frustratio

    Moving Closer to a Strike, UPS Aircraft Mechanics File New Request to Be Released from Mediated Negotiations
    (LOUISVILLE, Ky.) – Following close to four years of UPS refusing to bargain fairly on a new contract with its aircraft mechanics and related classifications, the workforce of approximately 1,300 employees who maintain the company’s air fleet filed a new request with the National Mediation Board (NMB) today asking to be released from mediated contract negotiations with the company.

    The workers – represented by Teamsters Local 2727 – first requested to be released from mediated negotiations earlier this year. Since then, UPS has refused to bargain fairly or offer reasonable proposals to come to a fair agreement, causing growing unrest and instability within the maintenance workforce as the busy holiday shipping season nears.

    Mark Schupp is a Local 2727 member based in Louisville who has been with UPS for almost ten years.
    “UPS isn’t taking the negotiating process seriously, and we’ve had enough,” Schupp said. “You’d think before peak flying season UPS would want to make sure its operation is in the best position for success, but instead the company’s executives are pushing their entire aircraft maintenance workforce closer and closer to going on strike.”
    https://teamster.org/news/2017/09/mo...eased-mediated

 

 

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