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US Airways Ramp workers may honor looming strike by carriers mechanics

US Airways Ramp workers may honor looming strike by carriers mechanics

Old Sep 21, 99, 6:11 am
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US Airways Ramp workers may honor looming strike by carriers mechanics

As Saturdys deadline approaches fo US Airways Group Inc and its 7k mechanics there are indications other employees will be inclined to support a walkout by the mechanics.

Last week the leadership of the other workers, which are represented by the IAM, about 6.2k ramp workers pledged support and to honor a mechanics strike, meaning more than 13k o the 40k employees could be out- barring a Clinto intervention. Pilots will asess their options laster this week. After about 4 years of negotiations, mechanics and cleaners in July rejected a tentative aggreement and voted to strike if necessary. Top scale mechanics earn about $23/hr and cleaners $16./hr. In the past few months, many cancellations have resulted alledgedly due to a work slowdown. The last US Air strike was '92 and about 55% of flights were operated over the four days but there were no sympathy strikes. There was a Fed court order quashing FA's attempts to honor the picket lines, pilots declined support and mechanics and cleaners and the customer service agents and ramp workers were not unionized.

US Air has been very quiet trying to avoid pax booking away from them.

If US Air goes out, the East coast will be a real mess! Let's all hope coller heads will prevail.


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Old Sep 22, 99, 1:52 am
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Seems there is word now of a tentative agreement, but no details yet available. Wonderful news.
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Old Sep 22, 99, 8:19 am
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US Airways and IAM Reach Tentative Agreement On Contract for Mechanical and Related Employees

see: http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/990921/va_us_airw_1.html
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