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Pilots at Local 1224 Stand with Swissport Aircraft Fuelers


For Immediate Release: November 21, 2018
Contact: Anna Susman, 646-200-5285,

Following is a statement from Daniel Wells, President at Airline Professionals Association, Teamsters Local 1224, regarding the possible strike by Swissport aircraft fuelers at Sea-Tac International Airport:

“The brave Swissport aircraft fuelers represented by Teamsters Local 174 should know that the thousands of U.S. pilots in the Teamsters Local 1224 family stand with them in their fight against corporate greed at Swissport. Pilots working for Atlas Air, Southern Air, ABX Air, Horizon Air, and other carriers are all too familiar with corporate union busting tactics and know firsthand what a difficult decision it is to go on strike. But whether you’re an aircraft fueler, a mechanic, a dispatcher, a flight attendant, or a pilot, you’re critical to the success of your airline. The workers that keep these planes in the air are the backbone of the industry and must be treated as such. We applaud the aircraft fuelers’ courage and will stand beside them in the fight for their first contract.”


The Airline Professionals Association, Teamsters Local 1224 represents pilots and flight crewmembers from 10 airlines operating across the country.