Months after an ABX Air pilot strike grounded flights for DHL and Amazon for two days, ABX pilots and the airline, owned by Air Transport Services Group (ATSG), reached a settlement agreement that returns the pilots’ right to take compensatory days off after they are forced to work on their off days to cover flights due to staffing shortages.
Week In Review
The Southwest Material Specialists Negotiating Team, comprised of Teamster Airline Division International Representatives, local union business agents and rank-and-file committee members have reached an agreement in principle to amend their current collective bargaining agreement with Southwest Airlines.
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.