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 Allegiant Air, Atlas Air, ABX Air,
Kalitta Air, and Southern Air
General inquires or all other
Local 1224-represented airlines
 
    
 Denise LuuAmanda Bledsoe, Communications Director 
 denise.luu@berlinrosen.comabledsoe@apa1224.org  
 (646) 382-6217(937) 383-2500 ext. 8790 
    

News & Press Releases

PRIME AIR PILOTS TO PROTEST AT AMAZON HEADQUARTERS, SOUND ALARM ON GROWING RISKS TO COMPANY’S AIR DELIVERY SERVICE, LOGISTICS AMBITIONS |7-31-2017
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Leading up to the company’s largest single-day sales event, AMAZON PRIME CUSTOMERS TO HEAR ABOUT RISKS TO DELIVERY SERVICE AHEAD OF “PRIME DAY” |7-06-2017
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Protesting the German company’s efforts to depress wages, PILOTS WHO FLY FOR DHL CALL ON PRESIDENT TRUMP TO STAND WITH U.S. PILOTS |4-05-2017
U.S. pilots responsible for 70% of DHL’s global flying protest at White House, say the German shipping company is lowering industry standards, manipulating U.S. law while it makes billions in profits Read More

DHL Pilot Letter to President Trump |4-04-2017
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AMAZON-CONTRACTED ABX AIR PILOTS WIN RESOLUTION TO FORCED OVERTIME THAT KEPT THEM FROM THEIR FAMILIES AND CREATED STRAIN |2-24-2017
Pilots Say Settlement Agreement Is a Positive Step but Staffing Issues Still Remain at ABX and Other DHL, Amazon Contracted Airlines Read More

TEAMSTER HORIZON AIR PILOTS TAKE LEGAL ACTION TO PROTECT PASSENGERS, IMPROVE BUSINESS, MITIGATE GROWING STAFFING CRISIS |1-27-2017
ilots Say The Alaska Air-Owned Regional Carrier Is Breaking The Law With Irresponsible Policies That Have Grounded Flights, Warn Of Pilot Strike Read More

TEAMSTER PILOTS AT KALITTA AIR WIN IMPORTANT WORKPLACE IMPROVEMENTS WITH NEW CONTRACT |12-22-2016
More than six years after contract negotiations began, Kalitta Air pilots ratified a new contract with the airline on Tuesday, Dec. 20. Read More

TEAMSTER AMAZON PRIME AIR PILOTS TAKE CONCERNS ABOUT SHORT-STAFFING DIRECTLY TO PRIME CUSTOMERS |12-16-2016
New website and advertising campaign detail staffing problems that could affect holiday deliveries Read More

TEAMSTER PILOTS AT AMAZON & DHL CONTRACTOR AAWW SAY THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH PILOTS TO MAKE DELIVERIES, VOICE GROWING FRUSTRATION WITH CONTRACT DELAYS |12-07-2016
Surveys of AAWW Pilots Reveal Strained Operation, High Rate of Pilots Planning To Leave If The Company Doesn’t Agree To A Fair Contract Read More

CAPA opposes DOT’s approval of NAI petition |12-06-2016
A Bad Decision on a Bad Deal Read More

Pilot Strike Update: Pilots Call on ABX to Address Staffing Crisis as They Return to Work |11-23-2016
Following a decision by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, pilots are returning to work with continued calls for the company to address the staffing crisis that has led to this strike. Read More

PILOTS STRIKE AT ABX AIR, MAJOR CARGO AIRLINE FOR DHL, AMAZON |11-22-2016
pproximately 250 pilots responsible for cargo carrier ABX Air’s flying went on strike early Tuesday morning against their employer, ABX Air, Inc., and will not fly scheduled routes, including those for ABX’s major customers DHL and Amazon. Read More

Kalitta Air Backs Out Of Tentative Agreement With Pilots That Would Help Airline Address Pilot Shortage |11-03-2016
Executives at DHL Contractor Make Short-Sighted Move That Threatens Carrier’s Ability to Attract, Retain Pilots Read More

TEAMSTER PILOTS AT ABX AIR SEEK SINGLE CARRIER DETERMINATION |10-27-2016
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters and the Airline Division formally requested that the National Mediation Board initiate an investigation to determine if two subsidiaries of Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) should be considered a single transportation system. Read More

Letter To AAWW Shareholders and Interested Stakeholders |9-19-2016
From the pilots flying in the service of Atlas Air and Southern Air Read More

Benefits for Teamster Retirees |8-02-2016
Last week Local 1224 received two TEAMStar brochures, which contain important benefit information for retired Teamster members. We have made this information available to you through the two links provided below. Read More

TEAMSTER ALLEGIANT AIR PILOTS APPROVE HISTORIC FIRST CONTRACT |7-28-2016
Pilots Commit To Build On Contract Victory By Working With Company To Address Ongoing Safety Concerns Read More

PILOTS FLYING FOR DHL PROTEST OUTSIDE KALITTA AIR BARGAINING MEETING IN FORT LAUDERDALE |7-26-2016
Pilots from Kalitta Air, a DHL contractor, are protesting in Fort Lauderdale today to tell Kalitta executives and DHL that they are united and ready to strike. The pilots are joined in solidarity by pilots from other North American DHL contractors – Atlas Air, Southern Air, Polar Air and ABX Air. Read More

ALLEGIANT AIR PILOTS WIN HISTORIC FIRST CONTRACT |6-22-2016
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Atlas Pilots Protest at NASDAQ While Company Holds Investor Day |6-15-2016
Pilots from DHL’s largest American contractor protest in Times Square, tell company executives and investors “we’re ready to strike” Read More

TEAMSTER PILOTS AT KALITTA AIR REACH NEGOTIATIONS IMPASSE - Pilots Begin Strike Preparations |6-13-2016
After more than five years of negotiations for a new labor agreement with Kalitta Air, LLC, a cargo airline based in Ypsilanti, Michigan, the union representing its pilots and flight engineers informed the National Mediation Board (NMB) that further mediation efforts would be fruitless and counterproductive. Read More

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