Today over 95% of Omni International’s pilots voted by an overwhelming margin to ratify their new contract. With 190 of the 198 eligible members voting, 177 members voted in favor of the new agreement.
Last week’s devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey and the destruction already caused by Hurricane Irma and the anticipated further destruction as it makes landfall on the mainland of the United States has shown the resilience of our members. Even as they were dealt serious blows personally, they have survived the storms and risen to aid their neighbors and support each other in these times of need.
The parties met August 8th-11th, the second meeting with the company after a one day session on July 6th 2017. The meetings were held at a neutral site in Washington D.C.
July 6th brought about the first negotiating session with Atlas Air management since their first meeting with the company in March 2016, with the parties meeting at a neutral site in Washington, D.C. As outlined in the framework agreement recently agreed to by the parties, the objective of the meeting was to come to a tentative agreement on articles presented over a year ago.
In a letter to their respective membership, the ExCo’s of Atlas Air and Southern Air announced that a Framework Agreement had been agreed upon to restart contract negotiations.
As the date fast approaches for Airline Division Director David Bourne, Dr. Jim Kimball, Director of Economics and Research and others to leave for their trek, raising awareness and support our nations wounded veterans, many have asked how they can contribute.
On Friday, in a message to the membership, Airline Division Director David Bourne announced the following:
It is with a mixture of sadness and happiness that I announce the retirement of Airline Division Deputy Director Steven Nagrotsky.
The Airline Division of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters has announced several changes to its organizational structure.