As we begin to turn the corner on the pandemic in much of the world, passengers are returning to the skies. Although the airlines are only flying around 65 percent of what they did in 2019, it is great to see the uptick in flying. Throughout all of this you have been on the front lines. As essential workers you could not shelter in place. Instead, you put yourselves and your families at risk by continuing to come to work.
Officials from Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters announced today they are forming an exclusive educational partnership between the two organizations.
(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.