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Director: Captain David Bourne
(WASHINGTON) – Miami Air International, a charter airline founded in 1990 that today employs over 350 people in the Miami area – including 56 pilots represented by the Airline Professionals Association, Teamsters Local 1224 – will liquidate as early as this Wednesday due to the impact of COVID-19, barring federal intervention.
Passenger flights around the world are in stand-by mode as the international response to the COVID-19 pandemic mobilizes. Many workers employed by commercial carriers might be experiencing a lull, but pilots and mechanics at air cargo companies like Amerijet in Miami, Fla. have never been busier delivering desperately needed supplies to their fellow essential service workers.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a ripple effect throughout the American economy, our Teamster brothers and sisters in the aviation industry are continuing to stay strong during such a trying time.
Many workers in the airline industry have unfortunately been sidelined by the COVID-19 Pandemic, but the members of Teamsters Local 2750 have never been busier – as cargo pilots for Atlas Air Worldwide, they are some of the most essential workers in the global supply chain. After the COVID-19 pandemic hit the U.S., the company agreed to supply them with personal protective equipment (PPE). The pilots, however, had another idea.
We are surrounded by the uncertainties of current national and world events due to the COVID virus.
This is a rapidly evolving situation. This fact sheet will be updated online as needed. See links at the end of this fact sheet for the most up-to-date information.
COVID-19 is spreading rapidly within the United States. The outbreak has been declared a national emergency in the United States and a global pandemic by the World Health Organization. This has changed the employment landscape across the country. As COVID-19 continues to spread, employers and employees should know about laws and recommendations that govern COVID-19 in the workplace.
Listen to the latest special edition of the Teamster Nation Podcast, and hear the latest health and safety tips for those on the job, as well Capitol Hill legislative action and news from the union’s Industrial Trades and Airline divisions. Plus, inside the daily work of a New Jersey sanitation worker.
Congressional leadership has produced a historic $2 trillion stimulus bill that provides significant relief to aviation workers. The 96 Senators who were present for the vote supported the legislation unanimously; it was voted into law by the House of Representatives earlier today and is expected to be signed into law by the President. For more information, click here.