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.
After many years of negotiations and with the assistance of the NMB, the pilots of Kalitta Air finally have an Agreement in Principal (AiP).
A three-judge panel for the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that Amerijet must follow a district court order to arbitrate labor disputes with Teamsters who are temporarily based in the Caribbean.
After this week’s meeting, the parties are again scheduled to meet next week at the direction of the National Mediation Board.
After another flagrant violation of the RLA by management; offering a Voluntary Separation Program (“VSP”) to Flight Options pilots, including furloughed pilots “without the participation or consent” of the Union that pilots elected; on Friday the IBT filed a Motion for Temporary and Preliminary Injunctive Relief in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division.
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters Airline Division has sent a Section 6 Notice to OneSky, LLC parent company of fractional share airlines Flight Options and Flexjet on behalf of the pilots represented by the union at those air carriers.
Now that the both lawsuits have been dropped by the company, the Teamsters and management the parties now look to the process of returning to the table under the auspices of federal mediators.