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At annual shareholder meeting, Atlas Pilots Protest, Say ‘Our Families Deserve Better’ |5-24-2016
Atlas Air and Southern Air pilots are currently lined up on the Avenue of the Americas in midtown Manhattan, holding signs reading, “Our Families Deserve Better” and “Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Pilots Ready to Strike.” The pilots are calling on Atlas Air and AAWW executives to stop driving down standards for pilots throughout the cargo industry. Read More

As Deutsche Post DHL prepares for its shareholder meeting, PILOTS FLYING FOR DHL EXPRESS, AMAZON VOTE TO STRIKE |5-17-2016
Pilot support across all five of DHL’s North American network carriers – Atlas, Southern, Polar, ABX and Kalitta – is nearly unanimous. In total, 93 percent of the five-company pilot groups participated in the strike vote and 99 percent of those pilots voted in favor of a strike. Read More

KALITTA AIR PILOTS VOTE “NO CONFIDENCE” IN MANAGEMENT |5-06-2016
Labor Unrest Threatens To Engulf DHL Subcontractor Read More

PILOTS FLYING FOR DHL EXPRESS ANNOUNCE STRIKE VOTE |5-06-2016
NATIONWIDE – Nearly 2,000 pilots working at four of DHL’s five North American network carriers - Atlas Air, Southern Air, Polar Air, ABX - are voting this week to authorize the union to call a strike, if necessary, and pilots at a fifth DHL carrier – Kalitta Air - have already voted overwhelmingly authorizing the union to a strike. The pilots are represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and its airline affiliate, Teamsters Local 1224, and have been stalled in contract negotiations with airlines, in some cases for years. The four new strike votes opened in mid-April and will be completed within the next 10 days. The strike authorization at Kalitta was approved by 97 percent in December 2015. Read More

AS AIRLINE INDUSTRY FACES PILOT SHORTAGE, ALLEGIANT AIR PILOTS LOOK FOR WORK AT OTHER AIRLINES |5-03-2016
A new survey of Allegiant Air pilots reveals that hundreds of experienced pilots will leave the airline if the company continues to refuse to come to a fair contract agreement with its pilots. The impact could be devastating for the airline’s ability to keep up with flights given the pilot shortage reported across the industry, and the survey results speak to the high level of turnover the company is already facing. Read More

PILOTS FLYING FOR DHL EXPRESS TO ENTER FEDERALLY MEDIATED CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS WITH ATLAS AIR |4-26-2016
As Atlas Air executives refuse to bargain fairly with pilots, National Mediation Board approves pilots’ request for mediated contract negotiations Read More

AVOIDABLE MAINTENANCE, OPERATIONAL ISSUES PERSIST AT ALLEGIANT AIR |3-07-2016
Updated mechanics’ analysis from September 2015 to January 2016 reveals 98 maintenance issues, including engine failures, smoke in cabin, and pressurization problems Read More

TEAMSTERS SEND SECTION 6 NOTICE TO ATLAS AIR, SOUTHERN AIR |2-24-2016
Union Files to Change Collective Bargaining Agreements Read More