(CNN) – Mechanics who work on the planes that fly for UPS overwhelmingly voted to strike.
The Teamsters Union, which represents the mechanics, has been seeking a new contract for more than three years.
Under the Railway Labor Act, the union must seek federal approval to strike and then must go through a 30-day cooling off period. At that time, the President could order the union back to work. It could come across President-elect Donald Trump’s desk in January.
Company officials said in a statement that the strike vote is a symbolic gesture and that they are confident an agreement can be reached.
“It’s business as usual as we enter our busy holiday season,” the company said in a statement.
The union says 98 percent of the membership who participated in the vote agreed to strike.