(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.
Five-Year Contract Provides Major Improvements in Wages, Benefits
(INDIANAPOLIS) – Teamsters Local 135 and Republic Airline announced today that they reached a tentative agreement on terms of a new five-year contract for the roughly 2,100 Republic flight attendants represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
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.
The Teamsters Airline Division and Teamsters Local 135 prevailed in the Midwest Seniority Integration Arbitration on November 18, when labor arbitrator Homer C. La Rue found the Teamsters’ proposal to be the most “fair and equitable” method to integrate Republic and former Midwest flight attendants.
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."