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Teamster Pilots Win Again Against Flexjet, Flight Options

(RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Ohio) – For the second time in eight months, a federal judge in Cleveland has ordered Flexjet and Flight Options to bargain in good faith with more than 600 Teamster pilots, after the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Teamsters Airline Division and Local 1108 won yet another motion for injunctive relief against the merged carriers.

The judge’s order is another significant victory for the pilots who have been fighting for their federally-protected rights to negotiate a contract in good faith with the carrier.

Teamster Pilots At Amazon & DHL Contractor AAWW Say There Are Not Enough Pilots To Make Deliveries, Voice Growing Frustration With Contract Delays

(WILMINGTON, Ohio) – Days after pilots at DHL and Amazon contractor ABX went on strike, hundreds of pilots at AAWW – DHL’s largest cargo contractor and Amazon’s newest one -- say their company does not have enough pilots to meet clients’ needs and are looking for work at other airlines because their employer refuses to come to an industry-standard contract agreement that will address staffing shortages.

Teamster Pilots, Flight Engineers Ratify Contract With Amerijet

(NORTH MIAMI, Fla.) – By an overwhelming margin, Teamster pilots and professional flight engineers at Amerijet ratified a new contract with the airline. There are 85 members in the bargaining unit represented by Local 769 in North Miami, Fla.

The four-year agreement includes an initial increase in base wages for Captains and First Officers of more than 55 to 75 percent, with additional yearly wage increases. Seniority and sick leave improvements will take effect with the contract.

Teamster Pilots, Amerijet Reach Tentative Agreement

(NORTH MIAMI, Fla.) – Teamster pilots at Amerijet have reached a tentative agreement on a four-year contract with the airline. There are 85 members in the bargaining unit represented by Local 769 in North Miami, Fla.

The four-year agreement includes a massive initial increase in base wages for Captains and First Officers of more than 55 to 75 percent, with yearly wage increases on top of the signing boost. Enhancements to seniority and sick leave are also included in the contract language.

Kalitta Air Backs Out of Tentative Agreement with Teamster Pilots

(WILMINGTON, Ohio) – Kalitta Air, LLC, the Ypsilanti, Michigan-based cargo airline, has reneged on its tentative agreement with pilots and their union that would have ended six years of prolonged contract negotiations and put the airline on a path to stability for its clients.

Kalitta Air operates a fleet of Boeing 747 aircraft in support of the global network of DHL Express, a division of the German logistics company, Deutsche Post DHL. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Airline Division, Local 1224 represents the pilot group.

Teamster Pilots at ABX Air Seek Single Carrier Determination

(WILMINGTON, Ohio) – The International Brotherhood of Teamsters and the Airline Division formally requested that the National Mediation Board initiate an investigation to determine if two subsidiaries of Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) should be considered a single transportation system.

ATSG owns ABX Air, Inc. (ABX) and Air Transport International, Inc. (ATI), two cargo carriers that together employ an estimated 400 pilots and operate in the same mid-size cargo freighter segment of the industry, serving the same key customers, DHL and Amazon.

Teamsters File Motion for Contempt at Flexjet, Flight Options

(RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Ohio) – The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Airline Division and Local 1108 filed a motion for contempt and injunctive relief against Flexjet and Flight Options yesterday, following the company’s continued failure to bargain in good faith with the Teamsters.

The Teamsters represent over 600 pilots working for Flexjet and Flight Options, luxury jet carriers for the ultra-wealthy that operate under the umbrella of aviation conglomerate OneSky Flight, LLC.

Teamsters Win Court Decision Against Amerijet

(WASHINGTON) – A three-judge panel for the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that Amerijet must follow a district court order to arbitrate labor disputes with Teamsters who are temporarily based in the Caribbean.

This decision is the latest in a series of legal wins for the Teamsters against Amerijet. The union originally sued Amerijet in April 2012 after the company began illegally terminating workers who were stationed overseas under false legal premises.

Teamster DHL-Contracted Pilots Protest Outside Atlas Air Worldwide Headquarters In Purchase, N.Y.

(PURCHASE, N.Y.) – 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.

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