HOUSTON, TX – On Saturday, February 27, at 8:00am CST, Teamster mechanics with United Airlines will hold informational picketing outside airports around the country, including George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH).
The mechanics will be bringing attention to their fight for a contract, alerting United Airlines customers and passengers.
Teamster mechanics voted overwhelmingly last week to reject United Airlines’ final contract offer and authorize a strike. There are over 9,000 mechanics in the bargaining unit nationwide, including 1,500 mechanics at IAH. Over 93 percent of mechanics who voted cast ballots against the company’s substandard offer.
WHO: United Airlines Teamster aviation mechanics
Passengers and supporters in solidarity
WHAT: United Airlines mechanics’ informational picketing to fight for a fair contract
WHEN: Sat., Feb. 27, 8:00 a.m. CST
WHERE: George Bush Intercontinental Airport
Intersection of John F. Kennedy Boulevard and World Parkway AND
Intersection of Will Clayton Parkway and McKay Boulevard
VISUALS: United Airlines mechanics holding banners and signs that say, “UAL Mechanics On Strike: Not Yet.”