Teamsters Union Requests That NMB Release UPS Aircraft Mechanics From Mediation

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    Teamsters Union Requests That NMB Release UPS Aircraft Mechanics From Mediation and Begin Countdown to Potential Strike - Yahoo

    The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Airline Division this week sent a request to the National Mediation Board that it release the aircraft mechanics of United Parcel Service from contract negotiations after more than four years of bargaining without reaching an agreement.

    "UPS' aircraft mechanics simply want a fair agreement that recognizes we have been without a new contract since 2006," said Robert Combine, UPS aircraft mechanic and President of Teamsters Local 2727 in Louisville, KY. Combine continued, "Our Company has made substantial profits since 2006, even considering the economic downturn last year; yet UPS has been unwilling to make a reasonable settlement offer, especially on the questions of job security for our members against foreign outsourcing and protecting our health benefits."

    "The IBT has put forward a reasonable proposal to serve as a basis for final settlement, but UPS has refused to do the same," Combine explained.