July 6th brought about the first negotiating session with Atlas Air management since their first meeting with the company in March 2016, with the parties meeting at a neutral site in Washington, D.C. As outlined in the framework agreement recently agreed to by the parties, the objective of the meeting was to come to a tentative agreement on articles presented over a year ago.
Week In Review
NetJets aircraft technicians and related employees represented by the Teamsters Airline Division and Teamsters Local 284 have launched a multi-location informational picketing campaign to publicize their dispute over the company’s refusal to pay industry standard wages and massive levels of subcontracting of aircraft maintenance. Informational picketing began on Friday at Don Scott Airport at Ohio State University in Columbus.
Months after an ABX Air pilot strike grounded flights for DHL and Amazon for two days, ABX pilots and the airline, owned by Air Transport Services Group (ATSG), reached a settlement agreement that returns the pilots’ right to take compensatory days off after they are forced to work on their off days to cover flights due to staffing shortages.