In a status conference hearing this week, a district judge in Nevada ruled in Allegiant pilots’ favor, saying that disputes involving violations of the parties’ current collective bargaining agreement and practices relating to that agreement must be resolved through final and binding arbitration chaired by a neutral, third-party arbitrator in accordance with the System Board of Adjustments requirements of the Railway Labor Act.
This week the IBT and Company committee's are reconvening under the direction of the Mediator in Las Vegas Nevada. Next weekend a report of the session will be released.
(WASHINGTON) – The Teamsters Airline Division has pledged its support of contract workers at Alaska Airlines who are fighting for fair wages and union representation. The contract workers picketed outside airports across country today in an effort to raise public awareness of their fight.
A decision has been reached in the sub UA medical arbitration case. The majority decision is sustained in part and denied in part. The Board ruled that the institution of a 90-10 coinsurance violated Art 16 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. With respect to the other increases such as co pays and out of pocket maximums the Board ruled that those elements were not in violation of Article 16.
After discovering that a NetJets Vice President was engaged in anti union activities; discovered as a consequence of the lawsuit filed by NetJets pilots in December 2014, the company has fired the individual and the President and COO have also left the company. According to an article in AIN, “In the course of investigating union-interference claims that the NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots (NJASAP) raised in a lawsuit against NetJets, “We discovered that—without the knowledge or approval of NetJets—a team member undertook efforts on his own to blog and Tweet about the pilots’ union activities and positions,” a NetJets spokeswoman told AIN.
(CLEVELAND) - A group of jet pilots filed a lawsuit Friday against airline Flexjet, LLC and OneSky, its Cleveland-based parent company, claiming they were illegally harassed and terminated for speaking out in favor of unionization and better working conditions. Flexjet, LLC employs over 350 pilots who operate luxury business jets for wealthy customers. The pilots are seeking representation from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Airline Division, which represents over 80,000 workers in the aviation industry.
Pilots filed a lawsuit against Flexjet, LLC and OneSky, its Cleveland-based parent company, claiming they were illegally harassed and three terminated for speaking out in favor of unionization and better working conditions. Flexjet, LLC employs over 350 pilots who operate luxury business jets for wealthy customers. The pilots are supported by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Airline Division, which represents over 85,000 workers in the aviation industry.