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Airline Division News, Memorial Day 2015

Sunday May 24 was National AMT day and the TAMC and the Teamsters Airline Division would like to take a moment to recognize our thousands of Aviation Maintenance Technicians...Since Express Jet’s change in management, there have been a number of meetings between the new executives and Teamster leaders...Honoring those who have fallen in defense of our nation...

Airline Division News, Week Ending May 4, 2015

After discovering that a NetJets Vice President was engaged in anti union activities; discovered as a consequence of the lawsuit filed by NetJets pilots in December 2014, the company has fired the individual and the President and COO have also left the company. According to an article in AIN, “In the course of investigating union-interference claims that the NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots (NJASAP) raised in a lawsuit against NetJets, “We discovered that—without the knowledge or approval of NetJets—a team member undertook efforts on his own to blog and Tweet about the pilots’ union activities and positions,” a NetJets spokeswoman told AIN.

Airline Division News, Week Ending April 25, 2015

Pilots filed a lawsuit against Flexjet, LLC and OneSky, its Cleveland-based parent company, claiming they were illegally harassed and three terminated for speaking out in favor of unionization and better working conditions. Flexjet, LLC employs over 350 pilots who operate luxury business jets for wealthy customers. The pilots are supported by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Airline Division, which represents over 85,000 workers in the aviation industry.

Airline Division News, Week Ending April 18, 2015

The Teamsters Aviation Mechanics Coalition was a major sponsor of this week’s Aerospace Maintenance Competition (AMC) in Miami, Florida. AMTs Brian McCarthy, Nick Sosa, Bryan Metzmeier and Trent DeRudder from Teamsters Local 2727, who work for UPS, joined more than 200 competitors from around the world for the three-day event.

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...


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