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02/03/2016

(WASHINGTON) – The Teamsters and the Teamsters Aviation Mechanics Coalition commend the inclusion of Section 402 in House Resolution (H.R.) 4441, the Aviation Innovation Reform and Reauthorization Act, saying it includes all of the provisions sought by the TAMC to assist aviation mechanics, raise standards in maintenance, repair and overhaul stations and protect the flying public.

02/03/2016

(WASHINGTON) – The Teamsters Union is offering a $10,000 reward for any information leading to the whereabouts of Sierra Shields.

Shields, a flight attendant with Shuttle America for Delta and United Airlines flights, and a member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, has been missing since Jan. 14, 2016. She was last seen leaving New York’s LaGuardia Airport on foot that morning.

The Queens resident is 5’6” or 5’7”, weighing approximately 160 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes.

02/02/2016

(WASHINGTON) – The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Teamsters Local 618 and GoJet Airlines announced today that they have reached a tentative agreement on a five-year contract for approximately 500 pilots.

The new tentative agreement contains improvements in work rules, benefits and pay. 

“The proposed agreement will be a positive influence for the GoJet pilots by bringing clarity to the issues that they have been facing in the workplace,” said Tom Cole, Vice President of Local 618 in St. Louis, Mo. 

01/29/2016

(WASHINGTON) – Teamster pilots with Horizon Air who are members of Teamsters Local 1224 in Wilmington, Ohio, have voted by a 2-1 margin to ratify a collective bargaining agreement that will bring jet flying back to the airline.

In a vote tabulated today, the pilots ratified an agreement that will provide for pay increases throughout the life of the agreement. The contract provides for the implementation of a preferential bid system (PBS) with language that is the best in the regional industry and on par with that at major airlines. 

01/27/2016

(WASHINGTON) – Sierra Shields, a flight attendant with Shuttle America for Delta and United Airlines flights, and a member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, has been missing since Jan. 14, 2016. She was last seen leaving New York’s LaGuardia Airport on foot that morning. 

The Queens resident is known for being a loving, devoted daughter and an active member of the Connection Church. She is described as 5’6” or 5’7”, weighing approximately 160 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes.

01/26/2016

(WILMINGTON, Ohio) ––  According to a recent pilot survey, the management of Kalitta Air, LLC, the Ypsilanti, Mich.- based cargo airline, is in danger of losing the confidence of its pilot group. 

Kalitta Air operates a fleet of Boeing 747 aircraft in support of the global network of DHL Express, a division of the German logistics company, Deutsche Post DHL. The pilots are represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Airline Division, Airline Professionals Association Teamsters Local 1224. 

01/21/2016

In an all-cash, debt-free transaction Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. purchased Southern Air Holdings, Inc. for over $100 million dollars today. The acquisition will be subject to approval from the U.S. Department of Transportation and is expected to be finalized in the next few months. Teamster aviation workers are represented at both carriers, which will combine to form the world’s largest cargo carrier upon completion of the merger.

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