Warning of strike: United Airlines mechanics to picket outside investors conference


On Tuesday March 8, at 7 a.m. EST, Teamster mechanics with United Airlines will picket to warn United shareholders and investors of a potential strike at the airline.

Teamster mechanics from airports across the country, including Newark, LaGuardia, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, and others, will join the picket at JP Morgan headquarters.

The mechanics will be bringing attention to their fight for a fair contract. On Feb. 16, over 93 percent of the mechanics voted to reject United’s substandard contract proposal, and also voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike. The Teamsters Union is petitioning the National Mediation Board for a release that would allow the mechanics to begin a strike. There are over 9,000 Teamster mechanics at United nationwide.

WHO: United Airlines Teamster aviation mechanics
George Miranda, President, Teamsters Joint Council 16
Bob Clever, President, Teamsters Local 19 (Houston)
Peter Finn, Secretary-Treasurer, Teamsters Local 856 (San Francisco)
Chris Griswold, Secretary-Treasurer, Teamsters Local 986 (Los Angeles)

WHAT: United mechanics picket in fight for a fair contract, warn of possible strike

WHEN: Tues., March 8, 2016
7 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

WHERE: JP Morgan
383 Madison Ave. New York, New York
(The demonstration will start at the corner of 47th and Vanderbilt).

VISUALS: United Airlines mechanics demonstrating, holding banners and signs that say, “United Airlines Mechanics STRIKE – Not Yet.”