After more than three and a half years of UPS refusing to agree to a new contract with aircraft mechanics and related classifications, Wednesday the mechanics requested that the National Mediation Board (NMB) release them from mediated negotiations with the company.
After a three-month hiatus over the holiday season, negotiations for the TMC pilots Collective Bargaining Agreement (“CBA”) resumed on Tuesday, February 7, 2017.
This afternoon, Airline Division Director David Bourne announced that the Airline Division had reached a Tentative Agreement with Kalitta Air.
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.