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.
The Federal Aviation Administration has reprimanded Allegiant Airlines because of a July incident in which two of its pilots declared they were so low on fuel they needed to make an emergency landing in Fargo, North Dakota.
The San Francisco Maintenance Center has been awarded AS9100 quality management certification covering Engine Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO), which includes the Landing Gear shop. The certification is an important endorsement of how we repair and overhaul some of our most critical assets.
Negotiations for the future Collective Bargaining Agreement for pilots employed by Travel Management Company and represented by the Airline Division resumed on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at the Staybridge Suites in Elkhart, IN, and concluded for the week mid-afternoon on Thursday, October 22.
On October 20th, U.S. District Judge Frederico Moreno issued a ruling denying the Motion for Reconsideration filed by Amerijet management, compelling them to proceed with arbitration with their pilots and flight engineers. In a short, single page ruling, Judge Moreno determined that the motion filed by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters was in accordance with the Court of Appeals order in the matter.
In a ruling issued on September 30th, the National Mediation Board has determined that a single carrier status exists for Flight Options, LLC and Flexjet, LLC. The Teamsters Union had asserted in a filing with the NMB that Flight Options and Flexjet, wholly owned subsidiaries of OneSky Flight, Inc., are operating as a single transportation system for representation purposes under the Railway Labor Act.