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(WASHINGTON) – Pilots with Travel Management Company (TMC) voted overwhelmingly, 120-57, today in favor of Teamster representation. After the National Mediation Board (NMB) certifies the election, about 200 TMC pilots will become members of Teamsters Local 1108 in Richmond Heights, Ohio, and join the more than 75,000 airline industry workers currently represented by the Teamsters Airline Division.


The newest edition of the Teamster Aviation Professional of the Teamsters Aviation Mechanics Coalition is ready for your holiday reading pleasure. Volume 5, Issue 4 contains stories on the ongoing fight at NetJets, DOT prescription drug rules for mechanics, the importance of paperwork to protect mechanics' licenses, and more.


In a victory for labor, Congress passed H.R. 2591. The resolution extends the filing deadline provisions of the Pension Protection Act of 2006 that were included in the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, allowing American Airlines employees whose retirement plans were frozen in bankruptcy to redirect their funds to a qualified plan with no tax penality.


More than 600 Teamster members are currently in a fight for fair wages and benefits from NetJets, an airline for the global super-rich. Paul Alves, a Teamsters Airline Division representative, talks with Leslie Marshall about that fight and what it means for Teamsters who work hard, transporting multi-millionaires and billionaires and their pampered pets.


The Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations (CAPA) announced the appointment of Teamsters Local 1224 Vice President Capt. Mark Niles to the position of Vice President...The NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots has sued the company over a violation of the Stored Communications Act...


The IBT Negotiations Committee and leadership, as well as the company’s negotiations committee, gave status updates at the National Mediation Board headquarters in Washington, DC on December 2. The rank-and-file delegation met in caucus after these discussions; the committee determined it would be in the best interest of the membership to continue discussions with the company through the mediator beginning in the first several months of next year... 


Berkshire Hathaway’s (BRK/B) NetJets, Inc., continues to demand compensation and benefit cuts from more than 600 workers represented by the Teamsters Union as part of a scheme to lower prices for its wealthy customers. The Columbus, Ohio-based business jet operator is owned by Warren Buffett's holding company and provides business and leisure travel to the global super-rich.