Week In Review
On November 22nd, the ABX Pilots and your Union, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Airline Division (IBT) and its affiliated local, Teamsters Local 1224 (collectively, the Union) commenced a lawful strike against ABX. Local 1224 and the ABX Pilots established primary picket lines against ABX at CVG and ILN.
The union Negotiating Committee met with the Company for bargaining the week of October 10th, and presented management with proposals covering Article 1 (Recognition), Article 16 (Holidays), Article 17 (Insurance and Other Benefits), Article 25 (Sick Days) and Article 33 (Wages). Refusing to accept management demands for economic and work rule concessions, they also resubmitted all other outstanding proposals.
Into the early hours of Friday morning, after nearly four years of bargaining and arbitration, the Airline Division of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Teamsters Local 769 and the Amerijet negotiating committee announced that an Agreement in Principle had been reached by all parties for a new collective bargaining agreement.
Holding signs reading “Our Families Deserve Better” and “Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Pilots Ready to Strike,” pilots from major DHL and Amazon contractor Atlas Air are protesting outside the Purchase headquarters of their airline’s holding company, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW), to demand company executives stop denying them of a fair, industry-standard contract. This week marks the current contract’s amendable date – the date pilots are due a new contract by management.