Teamster airline mechanics, Piedmont Airlines reach tentative agreement

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Teamsters airline division and Teamsters Locals 210, 355 and 776 have reached a tentative agreement on a five-year contract for approximately 300 Piedmont Airlines mechanics, the company said.

The agreement reached on May 26 is a five-year contract moving forward and contains a seven percent signing bonus. The life of the agreement contains a separate 13 percent increase in wages, with an additional bonus coming after the third year. There is also improved furlough language, which will provide an increase in job protection.

International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents 1.4 million men and women throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.