(INDIANAPOLIS) – Flight Attendants of Republic Airways, Inc., who are represented by Teamsters Local 135 ratified a Letter of Agreement (LOA) that secures the jobs of over 800 flight attendants who were slated to be furloughed beginning October 1. This agreement is in effect until March 31, 2021 and protects the workers whether there is an extension of the CARES ACT or not.
September 18, 2020
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
As you are no doubt aware, the CARES Act sunsets at the end of September.
Not long after it was passed in March, it became clear that more relief would be needed. The IBT Airline Division has used all of our resources to push for an extension of the CARES Act; as of this writing our efforts continue. To read an update on where are in the process, click here.
Dear Brother and Sisters,
I would like to give you an update regarding an issue that has been raised after the selection process ended by several members and their representatives. As stated in past releases, and as you know, our Reduction In Force (RIF) procedures were made extremely challenging and expensive for the company to follow and implement.
A Labor Day message from Captain David Bourne.
July 31, 2020
Brothers and Sisters,
It is with deep regret that we must inform you that ExpressJet did not prevail in their quest to generate additional flying from United Airlines. Those of you who stuck it out through the 2008-2017 concessionary period, you are commended. Your phenomenal work ethic and dedication to your craft provided ExpressJet with a superior product throughout that entire time. The company never appreciated that, and even prior to COVID-19 continued to negotiate for wages that were less than the industry standard.