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Republic Airways Pilots Reject Contract Offer

Pilots for Republic Airways overwhelmingly rejected a proposed four-year contract that the company said would have put them at or near the top of wages for pilots at regional airlines. The voting that ended Friday affected more than 2,200 pilots represented by the Teamsters.

Teamsters Airline Division Statement on Republic Pilots' Vote

Pilots of Republic Airlines, represented by Teamsters Local Union 357 in Plainfield, Ind. and the Teamsters Airline Division, voted down a tentative agreement by the count of 289-1,643. "The membership has spoken and we will respect their wishes," said Airline Division Director Capt. David Bourne.

World Airways Shuts Down

World Airways Inc. ceased operations on Thursday after its bankrupt parent was unable to secure necessary funding to keep the charter operator airborne. The decision to shut down World included the layoff of 325 employees, including 109 pilots and 146 flight attendants.

Republic Airways’ 4-Year Pilot Labor TA Praised By Industry Expert

As Friday’s union vote nears on a proposed four-year pilot labor agreement between the Republic Airways Holdings and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) Local 357, a leading national airline expert praises the agreement. "The TA paves the way for what appears to be a more open relationship with the company to address scheduling and operations. These issues are critical to running the very best regional airline possible. American and Envoy took a different approach – an approach some call concessionary whereas Republic is offering improvements."

Airline Division Statement on GAO 2014 Aviation Workforce Report

Teamsters Airline Division Director Capt. David Bourne issued an official statement on the U.S. Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) 2014 Aviation Workforce report, “Current and Future Availability of Airline Pilots," saying that "The issue causing the shortage is not a lack of skill - it is the inability for many pilots to survive on wages below the poverty level."

Teamsters Object to Global Aviation's Planned Labor Cuts

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is objecting to Global Aviation Holdings Inc's bid to wrest another $7.5 million in concessions from its employees, who were hit in the company's last go-around in Chapter 11.

Airline Division News, Week Ending February 22, 2014

The Negotiating Team for Republic Airways pilots met this week to put finishing touches on the new Tentative Agreement (TA) and briefed the Local 357 Executive Board and Stewards on the deal...Amerijet and the union met for contract negotiations with the membership represented by Local 769...The TAMC announced it will launch an investigation into engine problems at Allegiant Air...Dates set for UAL arbitrations...

Republic Airways Teamsters to Vote on Tentative Agreement With Company

Today, the Teamsters Airline Division announced that it reached a tentative agreement on a new four-year contract with Republic Airways. The more than 2,200 pilots of Republic are represented by Teamsters Local 357 in Plainfield, Ind. and fly for the Republic sister-companies Chautauqua Airlines, Republic Airlines and Shuttle America.

Pilot Training Backlog Causes Allegiant Air Delays, Say Teamsters

Delays in training for Allegiant pilots is driving a shortage of company pilots to fly scheduled flights and re-route equipment back to hubs and maintenance centers, according to Teamsters Local 1224 President Dan Wells. “It’s obvious to us that the major service disruptions - ranging from chronic staffing and equipment shortages, increased third-party contracting and the shutdown of the company’s training department - all flow from the short-sighted decisions being made at the top,” said Capt. David Bourne, director of the Teamsters Airline Division.

Allegiant Air Pilots to Meet with Investors, Analysts to Discuss Operating, Safety Concerns

(Washington, D.C.) – The Allegiant Air Pilots Executive Council, an employee group of Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ: ALGT) pilots represented by Teamsters Local Union 1224 in Wilmington, Ohio, announced plans today to begin formal dialogues with Allegiant stakeholders and other influential voices in the financial community, including institutional shareholders, equity analysts, corporate lenders and insurers, in order to address operating and safety concerns that exist at the airline.

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