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Airline Division News, Week Ending April 11, 2015

On March 30, 2015, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters joined with IBT Local 357 and Republic Airways Holdings, Inc. to file a joint motion in federal district court in Indiana to dismiss all legal actions concerning the “Flight Pay Loss” dispute and other disputes that arose during the trusteeship of Local 747, which occurred in April 2009.

Airline Division News, Week Ending April 5, 2015

Whether it was poor fact checking or a badly timed April Fool’s Day joke, we may never be known, but an April 1 report by the Wall Street Journal questioning the legal right of Allegiant pilots to strike the troubled carrier on April 2 brought a swift response from Division Director Captain David Bourne.

Airline Division News, Week Ending March 29, 2015

Teamsters Airline Division Director Capt. David Bourne has a simple message for Allegiant management: it’s time for you to get serious...In a letter to the U.S. Travel Association, Teamsters General President Hoffa was joined by other U.S. labor leaders in voicing concerns over massive government subsidies and abhorrent labor policies at Gulf nation airlines...TAMC updates at Local 19 membership meeting...The SWA negotiating committee met on March 25 and 26...

Airline Division News, Week Ending March 21, 2015

The Obama administration is reviewing claims by three U.S. airlines that Persian Gulf airlines are receiving government subsidies...The U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed Christopher Hart as the new chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board...Boeing announced it has delivered its first 787-9 built in South Carolina to United Airlines this week...

Airline Division News, Week Ending March 15, 2015

Airline Division Director Captain David Bourne met with the Executive Board of Local 1224 to discuss the current situation at Allegiant Air as well as ongoing and upcoming negotiations at several properties and the issues faced by several of the pilot groups in the Local who operate for DHL...The UAL Negotiating Committee presented its comprehensive proposal to the Company; the parties will reconvene in April...

Airline Division News, Week Ending February 28, 2015

Local 210 Lead Negotiator Bob Luciano and Airline Division International Representative Chris Moore met with ExpressJet COO Alex Marren and Vice President of Maintenance Bob Madigan. Talks were wide ranging and led to the company signing an interim agreement for stock clerks...The GoJets Pilots Negotiating Committee met this week and prepared sections regarding Hours of Service, Recognition & Scope, Insurance & Other Benefits, and Scheduling...

Airline Division News, Week Ending February 21, 2015

Local 1224 Miami Air negotiating committees and the company met this past week in Florida, where they engaged in continued direct negotiations to amend the current collective bargaining agreement...Representatives of the pilots of TMC and officials of Local 1108 held their first meeting with members of TMC management this week as a precursor to Section 6 discussions for the group...

Airline Division News, Week Ending February 14, 2015

Members of the Teamsters Aviation Mechanics Coalition continued their lobbying push on February 11, holding meetings with Matthew McCarthy, Legislative Assistant for Transportation for Senator Maria Cantwell, (D-WA) and Chris Brown, Staff Director of the House Subcommittee on Aviation. The TAMC is pressing its agenda on Drug Testing at Foreign Repair Stations and the Moratorium on Certification of any new Repair Stations... 

Airline Division News, Week Ending February 7, 2015

The Allegiant Air Negotiations Committee met with the company for contract negotiations Tuesday and Wednesday. In addition to devoting time to the preparation of contract sections for proposals to the company, they passed opening proposals on Section 5 (Seniority), and Section 19 (Management Rights)...

Airline Division News, Week Ending January 31, 2015

Senators are calling on the Obama administration to nominate a new Transportation Security Administration administrator...The FAA has issued new rules on Sleep Apnea for pilots...American Airlines Group plans to boost its regional fleet by 4.9 percent, or 28 aircraft, in 2015...

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