Read important updates and information on voting on the new proposed Tentative Agreement for Republic Airways pilots.
Minimal progress and unjustifiable demands have motivated the NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots (NJASAP) and International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) Local 284 to formally launch the NetJets Unions Coalition (NUC). NJASAP represents the 3,000-plus pilots at NetJets while Teamsters Local 284 represents approximately 500 dispatchers, flight attendants, maintenance controllers, mechanics and stock clerks.
Teamster members at Air Canada have voted 110-204 to reject a proposed tentative agreement with the airline. The members cast their ballots by phone and internet during the voting period that ran from Feb. 10-March 3, 2014.
A grievance preparation and presentation training class for representatives that present cases at the system/joint board level is scheduled to take place April 29th and 30th in San Francisco. The class will be held at Local 856 in San Bruno and will be presented by the Airline Division with the assistance of the IBT Training and Development Department.
In the first week of negotiations with management for the UAL Flight Simulator Technicians and Related Amalgamated agreement, the union passed several articles...The new TA package for Republic Pilots is being prepared while roadshows are being schedules and electronic voting has been announced...Negotiations for a stand-alone Technician and Related, Subsidiary ASA contract resumed with the Union and Company meeting in Federal Mediation...Capt. Bourne comments on 2014 GAO aviation report on airline pilots.
Teansters Airline Division Director Capt. David Bourne issued an official statement on the U.S. Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) 2014 Aviation Workforce report, “Current and Future Availability of Airline Pilots," saying that "The issue causing the shortage is not a lack of skill - it is the inability for many pilots to survive on wages below the poverty level."