Teamsters Denounce AMFA Rejection of Southwest Mechanic Seniority List Integration
AirTran Teamster Mechanics Overwhelmingly Ratify Seniority Integration With SWA
WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a vote tallied yesterday, Teamster Mechanics at AirTran voted 278 to 42 to accept the seniority integration proposal negotiated on their behalf by Teamsters Local 528 in Atlanta, Ga. and the Teamsters Airline Division. However, the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA), who would not release their vote count, reported that the mechanics they represent at Southwest Airlines voted down the proposal.
AMFA provided no explanation for failing to release their vote count.
"It is unfortunate that our members at AirTran will now have to wait a while longer in order to gain the benefits of a merged seniority list and an amalgamated collective bargaining agreement," said Capt. David Bourne, Director of the Teamsters Airline Division.
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