When Pemco aviation workers went to work Thursday morning, they were shocked to find out they had been locked out by management. The lock-out was a result of union members voting in favor of a possible strike this past weekend.
Pemco World Air Service employees voted unanimously in favor of a strike because employees feel that management's new contract proposal is not in the best interests of its workers. News 4 tried to contact the corporate office of Pemco World Air Service for a comment, but they would not return our phone calls.
At this point, union representatives say details of a strike are still uncertain and they do not know how long the lock-out will last. Bob Wood, a spokesman for the workers’ union, says “We feel this is an unfair lock-out and the folks are ready to go to work here and ready to meet with the company at anytime, anywhere to resolve this."
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local 1632 filed a civil suit in U.S. District Court this past June. The group claims Pemco failed to abide by an arbitrator's ruling concerning the use of temporary workers.