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ABX Air Pilots Ratify Amended Collective Bargaining Agreement 12-30-2020 Read More
Concerning FAA Authorization for COVID-19 Vaccine 12-12-2020 The FAA has approved the COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Pfizer for use by holders of FAA-issued airman medical certificates or medical clearances performing safety-sensitive aviation functions; however, they must observe a 48 hour waiting period after each dose. Read More
Fall Charity Drive Kick Off 11-25-2020 The Airline Professionals Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible. Read More
Veterans Day Letter from the President 11-10-2020 Please be advised that the union office will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day. Read More
Happy Labor Day! 9-04-2020 The Teamsters International and Local 1224 offices will be closed on Monday, September 7, in observance of Labor Day. Read More
Congratulations 2020 Scholarship Winner Nick Magaletta 9-03-2020 Read More
Officer Elections 8-13-2020 On December 31 of this year the terms of your elected union representatives will end. It will be up to you, the membership, to nominate, run for, and elect those fellow members whom you want to represent you as a professional airman and as a Teamster. Read More
Exemption for Cargo on PAX Airplanes 5-21-2020 The FAA has issued an exemption to allow Part 121 operators, which submit a Letter of Intent, to carry cargo on seats installed on the main deck of transport category airplanes used in Part 121 operations when no passengers are being transported. Read More
Action Alert: Contact Your Representatives 5-12-2020 ACTION ALERT: We are asking as many employees as possible to contact your elected representatives TODAY & TOMORROW. Read More
TEAMSTERS URGE TREASURY DEPARTMENT TO PROTECT JOBS AT MIAMI AIR INTERNATIONAL 5-11-2020 Hundreds of Workers Expected to Lose Jobs Without Federal Intervention Read More
Airline Professionals Association President Tim Jewell Statement On Stimulus Relief for Airlines: Warns Smaller Airlines Need Relief Now 4-16-2020 Read More
Coronavirus Update 1-31-2020 The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) today shared an update and advice regarding the coronavirus with its affiliates. Read More
During Peak Holiday Season, Pilots Flying for Amazon Air and DHL Announce They Have No Faith in Their Carrier’s Management 12-04-2019 Pilots at ABX Air who fly planes for logistics giants Amazon and DHL announced today that they have cast a near unanimous Vote of No Confidence in their airline’s management. The results indicate that over 99.5% of voting pilots have no faith “in management’s willingness to negotiate or reach an agreement for the benefit of all stakeholders to include the shareholders, the customers, and the employees.” Read More
Airline Pilots urge Capitol Hill to Enhance Fatigue Rules for All-Cargo Operations 7-29-2019 While our voices have not ceased since we began the effort in 2009, last week we committed to renewed efforts to achieve one level of safety. On behalf of our Legislative Affairs team, please see the below joint announcement between Local 1224, CAPA, ALPA, and IPA. Read More
Leighton Elected CAPA Vice President 7-23-2019 The Coalition of Airline Pilots Association (CAPA) Board of Directors recently elected Local 1224 Safety Coordinator Russ Leighton, an ABX pilot, to the position of vice president. Read More
LOCAL 1224's UPDATED STATEMENT: Pilot Union Responds to Atlas Air Plane Crash in Houston Area 3-01-2019 “Our union family is devastated and mourns the loss of our colleagues and crew members, Capt. Ricky Blakely and First Officer Conrad Jules Aska, and a fellow aviator from Mesa Airlines, pilot Sean Archuleta.

Our thoughts and condolences go out to the families and friends of the three crew members involved. At this time we’re focused on doing everything we can to support them and to provide counseling to any pilots and their family members who are feeling the pain of this tremendous loss.”
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SURVEY: Cargo Pilots at Amazon Air, DHL-Contracted Airlines are Seeking Employment Elsewhere 11-16-2018 A new survey of more than 1,000 pilots reveals long-standing staffing problems continue to plague the carriers as peak season arrives Read More
Southern Air Pilots Ratify Letter of Agreement to Improve Pay, Standards 8-09-2018 Pilots welcome changes to current collective bargaining agreement but say hiring, workplace issues remain Read More
Pilot Unions Unite to Fight Attempts to Eliminate Pilots from the Flight Deck 8-01-2018 The unions representing the pilots of nearly 50 commercial airlines joined together to voice their opposition to a dangerous set of provisions that were added to the FAA reauthorization bill passed earlier this year by the U.S. House of Representatives. Read More
Southern Air Pilots Secure Tentative Letter of Agreement to Improve Pay, Standards 7-18-2018 Read More
Pilot Unions Rally Behind American Aviation Workers On Flag Day 6-14-2018 Seven Unions and One Trade Association, Representing Nearly 100,000 Pilots Combined, Urge the Senate to Take Action to Prevent Flag-of-Convenience Schemes in the U.S. Read More
TEAMSTERS LOCAL 1224 SECURES TENTATIVE AGREEMENT WITH UP TO 100 PERCENT GAINS FOR PILOTS AT OMNI 3-07-2018 Omni Air Pilot Contract Lifts First-Year First-Officer Pay To Highest In Industry; Latest Win for Union Representing Thousands of U.S. Pilots Read More
DHL Pilot Letter to President Trump 4-04-2017 Read More
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