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As Deutsche Post DHL prepares for its annual shareholder meeting in Germany this week, American pilots who fly worldwide for the logistics company announced the results of a recent vote to authorize their union to call a strike if necessary. Pilot support across all five of DHL’s North American network carriers – Atlas, Southern, Polar, ABX and Kalitta – is nearly unanimous.


(WASHINGTON) – The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Teamsters Airline Division and Teamsters Local 120 have invoked a provision written into a 2014 Letter of Agreement with Sun Country Airlines after the company employed stall tactics at the bargaining table during a critical juncture of contract negotiations with Teamster flight attendants last week.

The provision, which takes the matter to the National Mediation Board, is intended to stop delay tactics by the company and ensure that negotiations remain serious and substantive.


The NMB has called the parties to reconvene in Washington, DC on May 23rd for a status conference. The union committee welcomes this opportunity to restart the process of negotiations. As always, it is the goal of the committee to finish this process as quickly as possible, while providing an industry leading agreement that will make the membership proud. Future dates will be reported after the meeting.


This morning, all have now approved the committee proposal. Within the past hour, Airline Division Director David Bourne hand delivered the proposal to the NMB.  

As soon as we have further information from the NMB, we will pass it on to you.


After another flagrant violation of the RLA by management; offering a Voluntary Separation Program (“VSP”) to Flight Options pilots, including furloughed pilots “without the participation or consent” of the Union that pilots elected; on Friday the IBT filed a Motion for Temporary and Preliminary Injunctive Relief in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division.