Nearly 700 IAM Members at PSA Airlines Ratify Strong Contract

Approximately 685 members of IAM District 142 at PSA Airlines have overwhelmingly ratified a strong and improved contract at the carrier. The new four-year agreement includes significant improvements to wages, benefits, premiums, 401(k), and work rules.

“The members at PSA Airlines made it abundantly clear what their expectations were going into these negotiations, and they have stood their ground from day one in order to get the contract that they deserve,” said IAM District 142 President and Directing General Chair John M. Coveny, Jr. “This negotiating team worked tirelessly to reach this moment and we are proud of the work they accomplished working hand in hand with the District, the Grand Lodge, and most importantly the members on the floor. They have shown true solidarity.”

IAM members at PSA Airlines work as Maintenance Controllers, Inspectors, Lead Mechanics, Aircraft Mechanics, Maintenance Training Instructors, Avionics Technicians, and Aircraft Cleaners/Utility Persons.

“Our members at PSA have worked extremely hard to make this airline successful,” said IAM Air Transport Territory General Vice President Richie Johnsen. “We were all determined to win a strong contract deserving of their sacrifice, and we have succeeded. I am extremely grateful for this membership and our teams at District 142, the Air Transport Territory and PSA for their dedication during this process.”

The agreement includes base wages increases from 13.74% to 34% on the date of ratification, with an average wage increase of 25.8%.

“The IAM Air Transport Territory has again raised the bar for airline workers across the industry,” said IAM Air Transport Territory Chief of Staff Edison Fraser. “Our membership at PSA and across the United States is engaged and ready for a new era of prosperity for all airline workers.”

Stations covered by the agreement include Charlotte Douglas International, Dayton (Ohio) International, Akron-Canton (Ohio), Greenville-Spartanburg (S.C.) International, Norfolk (Va.) International, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky (Ohio) International, Pensacola (Fla.) International, and Savannah/Hilton Head (Ga.) International.

“It was an honor to work alongside our negotiating committee and District 142 to obtain this strong agreement,” said IAM Air Transport Territory Airline Coordinator Tom Regan. “We are continuing to negotiate historic contracts that ensure the security of our members and their families.”

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