• Our future brothers and sisters at US Airways have entered the most decisive and exciting phase of their Teamster campaign. On Monday, the National Mediation Board mailed out ballot instructions to US Airways mechanics and related. This week they begin casting their votes by phone and internet for Teamster representation – we’re not far behind them. Soon we hope to receive dates for our election at AA.

  • The Wall Street Journal reports that new legislation would allow AA mechanics and related and other union AA workers to defer taxes on our equity stake. The TWU is still taking a massive sum of this equity to pay for distribution. But this legislation would at least give us a tax break on our promised equity – which is the very least we deserve for all of the concessions we’ve taken under the TWU. Read more.

  • A new video from Teamsters Strategic Research Department Director Iain Gold breaks down TWU’s equity stake distribution plan, calculating that TWU is withholding $16.7 million of our equity to cover administrative costs associated with distributing the equity.

  • AMFA is positioning itself to be a big spoiler in our movement for change to strong Teamster representation at AA. After it failed to win an official spot on the ballot, AMFA is talking about a write-in campaign. It’s a doomed strategy and a wasted vote for mechanics and related.

  • At AA and US Airways, we’re getting ready to vote for the future of aviation maintenance. We know this is bigger than an election – it’s about getting the representation we deserve and winning a secure future for our craft. “Bring back the respect, pride and dignity to the work we do every day – vote Teamsters,” says AA mechanic Angelo Balbo.