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Plane mechanics at UPS Inc. voted to ratify a labor contract extension that can give them a 3.3% hike in pay yearly for 3 years, the Worldwide Brotherhood of Teamsters union introduced Oct. 18.
The roughly 1,675 plane upkeep staff represented by the Teamsters will even get cost-of-living will increase, together with bigger pension contributions by the Sandy Springs, Ga.-based delivery large.
After the tentative settlement was reached in September, greater than 87% of votes solid by rank-and-file members have been in favor of the contract, in line with the union.
“This contract extension ensures our members nice wages for the following three years, nice medical advantages and a very good pension,” stated Teamsters Native 2727 President Tim Boyle in a written assertion.
UPS Airways President Jim Joseph stated in a written assertion that the contract extension permits the corporate to “reward our workers for his or her contributions to our success, whereas managing our enterprise successfully.”
The contract covers UPS aviation upkeep technicians, plane upkeep inspectors, plane upkeep utility staff, plane upkeep controllers, lead service technicians, flight simulator technicians and plane upkeep technical publication personnel. A whole lot work on the firm’s air hub in Louisville, and about 40 work in Atlanta.
Teamsters normal president Sean O’Brien has taken a militant strategy to approaching negotiations for a a lot bigger contract representing about 350,000 drivers, bundle handlers and different staff at UPS, threatening the opportunity of a strike despite the fact that talks aren’t set to start till subsequent 12 months.
However O’Brien in a written assertion Oct. 18 known as the plane mechanics contract “an ideal instance of how the Teamsters ship robust contracts for our members.”
Teamsters Native 2727 began negotiations early for the extension of the plane mechanics contract, and struck a deal after about eight months of negotiations with the corporate, in line with Boyle. The present contract runs via Nov. 1, 2023, and the extension will stretch it out till Nov. 1, 2026, with the elevated compensation.
The pilots union at UPS additionally ratified a labor contract extension earlier this 12 months.
UPS ranks No. 1 on the Transport Matters High 50 listing of the most important international freight carriers.
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