July 28, 2011: In early June, 5,000 United Airline mechanics voted down their proposed tentative agreement. Now they are looking at how to get a bigger voice in our Teamsters Union.
Whether they voted Yes or No on the contract, airline Teamsters want our union to be a powerful force for workers in their industry.
They want the right to elect their negotiating team. They want real communication between the leadership and the rank and file. They want an airline division with the staff and the vision to back them up in bargaining, and to mobilize members to win a good contract.
United Airline Teamsters are joining with other airline Teamsters to back Sandy Pope for Teamster president.