Fri, Sep 03, 2010
Union Represents 750 Comair Employees In The Cincinnati
Teamsters Local 513 in Florence, KY, says it plans to closely
monitor the downsizing announced by Comair on Wednesday. Airline
president John Bendoraitis said the company plans to decrease the
number of 50-seat aircraft from its fleet over the next two years
in an effort to increase the stability of the company in this
Teamsters Local 513 represents more than 750 workers at Comair.
The union says it will monitor this process to ensure their
members' have a say in any staffing reductions that may occur as a
result of the decrease in Comair's fleet.
"Comair is a good airline whose future can be as promising as
its past," said Connie Slayback, President of Local 513, "We will
work with the company to continue to represent our members'
interests - protecting jobs and maintaining the industry's leading
wages and work rules. Together we can ensure that Comair remains a
successful and profitable airline."
Teamsters Local 513, along with leaders from the Air Line Pilots
Association and the International Association of Machinists and
Aerospace Workers, are scheduled to meet with Comair on September
8th to discuss upcoming contract negotiations.
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