NMB Announces Dates for US Airways Mechanic Election
The National Mediation Board (NMB) today announced the dates for the representation election to be conducted for the Mechanic & Related class and craft at US Airways. Mechanic & Related employees at the carrier are represented by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM). The NMB will mail voting instructions to eligible voters on July 8, 2013.
"The Teamsters have a history of promising long and delivering short," said IAM General Vice President Sito Pantoja. "More than $3 million of Teamster members' dues money is spent on federal oversight due to corruption. US Airways Mechanic and Related employees deserve an industry-leading contract, which the IAM will secure. They don't deserve to be lied to by the Teamsters and have their pensions and job-security jeopardized."
The votes will be tabulated and the results announced at 2 pm on August 12, 2013 at NMB headquarters in Washington, DC.
"IAM Mechanic and Related workers at US Airways have a lot to defend and a lot to lose in this election, including their pensions and job-security. The Machinists Union has already guaranteed the seniority and protected the pensions of IAM members at US Airways and the merger with American Airlines hasn’t even been concluded," said IAM District 142 President Tom Higginbotham. "The Teamsters have done nothing for aircraft mechanics. No pension, no caps on outsourcing to China, much higher dues and no union democracy. IAM members deserve better."
The IAM represents approximately 5,000 Mechanic and Related workers at US Airways and is the largest airline union in North America.
For more information on the IAM, please visit www.usaamerger.com.