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Republic Airlines prepares for strike by mechanics

By Compiled From Wire Service Dispatches With Analysis From Monitor Coreespondents Around The World, Edited By Linda Feldmann / June 14, 1983



Minneapolis

Republic Airlines says it is prepared for a strike at midnight tonight (June 14) by more than 2,500 mechanics, cleaners, and stock clerks, who overwhelmingly rejected the company's latest contract offer.

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Wages, pensions, and insurance contributions are among the unresolved issues. Republic, the nation's fifth-largest passenger carrier, said it would operate a majority of its flights throughout its nationwide route system if the mechanics strike. No new talks were scheduled.