In response to the results of the decertification vote at Flexjet, the ExCo released the following statement to the membership:
“Local 1108 has represented Flight Options pilots since 2006 and the combined group of Flight Options and Flexjet pilots since 2015. As you know, due to an aggressive campaign by management, the majority of pilots were not convinced of the benefits of collective bargaining. The final tally reflects that result.
(LAS VEGAS, Nev.) – The International Brotherhood of Teamsters Airline Division and Teamsters Local 986 have reached a tentative agreement with Allegiant Air on a five-year contract for approximately 34 flight dispatchers at the company.
(Richmond Heights, OH) A photo from a recent management sponsored anti-union meeting is circulating among pilots eligible to vote in the ongoing National Mediation Board conducted representation election at Flexjet. The photo shows Flexjet Vice President of Red Label Programs Rick Handschuch with his middle finger up as he posed in front of a pickup truck with pro-union messages.
(RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Ohio) – The National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) and players of the National Football League (NFL) issued a strong statement of support for the Teamsters-represented pilots employed by Flexjet and Flight Options. The two carriers operate a fleet of business jets under the umbrella of aviation parent company One Sky Flight, LLC.
Over the weekend, IPods for Wounded Veterans (IFWV), a charity founded and overseen by retired Teamster and Vietnam veteran Paul Cardello, celebrated its 22nd visit to veterans in need. The organization provides free electronics and other goods to veterans in hospitals who are recovering from injuries that they received in combat.
U.S. commercial pilots are one of the few remaining strongholds of America’s diminished labor movement, but Flexjet LLC is trying to upend that conventional wisdom. Anti-union advocates are watching as a battle between the Teamsters and the jet-leasing company plays out, with one non-profit group representing Flexjet employees who are pushing to get the union out.
(RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Ohio) – The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Airline Division, today filed for mediation with the National Mediation Board (NMB) following six months of negotiations with management over a new collective bargaining agreement for Flexjet and Flight Options pilots.