UAL Mechanics

Defending Our Profession

Our Locals and Craft Unionism


An AFL-CIO Craft Union for the UAL Mechanics Class and Craft

Our future Mechanic Locals

Building a Craft Union for the Mechanics Class and Craft.

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Craft Unionism
Pride in Our Profession

Building a union for the Mechanics Class and Craft

Craft Unionism By Mechanics for Mechanics

Over the past 50 years Aircraft mechanics have sought a class and craft union for their profession. Many of our mechanics have committed their time and money to establish a union that represents our specific needs and goals. We achieved that type of representation finally in 2003 at United Airlines. During some of the most difficult years we provided open negotiations, mechanic locals and legal council for our membership. After 8 years of representation the mechanic membership at United Airlines were given false promises to switch representation from AMFA to the "organizing for power" teamsters union. The teamsters promised strong representation pensions and a superior contract.

After the AMFA strike at NWA many UAL mechanics wanted to return to a larger union for security, resources and negotiating strength. Many wanted a replacement pension plan. The teamsters promised all of this and more but after 8 years of poor representation it is clear the teamsters union has no place at United Airlines or in our profession.

the ideals of Craft Unionism with the strenght of the AFL-CIO

1. The establishment of a Mechanics Class and Craft Union to represent our mechanics

2. The establishment of Mechanics Class and Craft Locals to provide representation in all major hubs for UAL mechanics.

3. National and Local Bylaws that provide Democracy, Transparency and Accountability for our mechanic membership.

Our mechanics and supporters realize the importance of Craft Unionism and Union Affilitation with the AFL-CIO National State and Local Labor Councils.

We also realize the importance of being represented in a union with the financial and political resources to promote and protect the interests of our mechanics.

The Air Line Pilots Association is a great example of Craft Unionism backed by the AFL-CIO

After eight years of concessions in our contract language and poor representation most mechanics at United Airlines realize voting in the teamsters set us back 20 years.

Most of the mechanics who organized for the teamsters union regret their choice of support... only appointed and paid for teamster cronies support this failed union at UAL.

The teamsters are an inept union that has destroyed our contract at United Airlnes - Our Scope has been stripped away and as our work dwindles away the mechanic headcount continues to drop leaving us with less opportunity.

About UAL Mechanics

Our Campaign is to build a Union for the UAL Mechanics Class and Craft.

Our Union and Locals will provide and promote democratic rank and file membership control, and the strength of AFL-CIO union affiliation in the aviation industry.

We will establish a Mechanic and Related-only Union to provide a voice and unification for the Mechanic Class and Craft.

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About the AFL-CIO

The AFL-CIO was created in 1955 by the merger of the AFL American Federation of Labor and CIO Congress of Industrial Organizations.

The AFL-CIO is a democratic voluntary federation of 57 National and International labor unions that represent 12.2 million working people.

In states and communities,the AFL-CIO amplifies the voices of working families through the 51 AFL-CIO-chartered state federations (including Puerto Rico) and more than 500 chartered central labor councils, led by officers and boards elected by local union delegates.

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Articles and Documents

An informed mechanic is an active mechanic and a strong union member.

Read the history and the facts about the poor teamsters representation here at United Airlines.

Our goal is to build the first AFL-CIO backed Craft Union for the Mechanics and Related Class and Craft much like ALPA. Pilots recognize their AFL-CIO affiliation provides the strenght and support to win good contracts, we strive to achieve the same.

Knowledge is power so make and informed decision on union representation for the Mechanics Class and Craft.

Building the first AFL-CIO Mechanics Craft Union

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Vote No

Stop the UAL Teamsters concessionary Proposal

The proposal presented to our mechanics is a slap in the face to our mechanics after years of hard work and dedication to our profession by our mechanics.

The proposal would cover a nearly 10 year timeframe with no Retroactive Pay costing our members tens of thousands of dollars in pay that is due over the past three years.

The elimination of our current Medical Benefits to be force into a teamsters run health and welfare fund with the forced deduction of hourly wages to go into a teamsters run VEBA health care fund is unacceptable.

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Craft Unionism By Mechanics for Mechanics


Truth About the Teamsters

The truth about the teamsters, exposes the teamsters false campaign promises. The reality of teamsters representation at United Airlines and other airlines is exposed in the truth about the teamsters.

We present the facts about teamsters representation. Read about it here.

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Broken Promises

The teamsters campaign organizers made alot of promises to the mechanics at United Airlines most of them turned out to be lies.

Broken Promises made by the teamsters organizers shows the failures of the teamsters union.

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Teamster Corruption

The Teamsters Union has a long history of Local / National corruption. We expose teamster corruption through news articles and from the teamsters own IRB independent review board cases.

We present the facts and the convictions of teamsters leadership.

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The Teamsters for a Democratic Union (TDU) has been fighting corruption in the teamsters union for over 30 years. Thirty years of fighting corruption in the teamsters and the corruption continues.

Teamsters rank and file members expose the corruption in their union while they fight appointed leaders Locally and Nationally in a futile attempt to control this undemocratic union.

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