For Immediate Release:
Piedmont Airlines’ aircraft and ground mechanics, represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), have signed a new four-year labor deal. The contract includes an increase in pay and benefits for 350 team members in 10 locations across the country.
“This agreement allows us to take care of our team members and attract new mechanics, so we can better serve the customers of American Airlines,” said Bill Arndt, Vice President of Maintenance and Engineering. “I want to thank the IBT and the Piedmont negotiating team for the time and effort that went into crafting this contract.”
Union members overwhelmingly ratified the contract on Friday. Contract enhancements, including new wage scales, increased paid time off and increased license premiums took effect October 31. Piedmont expects to hire nearly 100 mechanics in 2023.
Piedmont, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines, provides air service from more than 50 communities into Philadelphia International Airport, Charlotte Douglas International Airport and Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Piedmont ground handling also serve American Airlines customers at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International Airport and smaller airports from Anchorage, Alaska to Salisbury, Maryland.