Teamsters

September 29, 2009 - 7:16am

Teamsters Local 1108, the union representing some 500 pilots at fractional provider Flight Options, on September 21 mailed strike-authorization vote ballots as final sessions of mediated negotiations neared. The union and Flight Options management have been in negotiations on an initial contract since June 2006.

September 22, 2009 - 1:33pm

Teamsters Local 1108, the union representing some 500 pilots at fractional provider Flight Options, yesterday announced a strike-authorization vote as final sessions of mediated negotiations nears. “Local 1108 is ready to make a fair agreement with Flight Options management,” said Mat Slinghoff, pilot-union president.

December 30, 2008 - 4:06am

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is gearing up to ask lawmakers to include in an upcoming economic stimulus bill a moratorium on the use of foreign repair stations by U.S. air carriers, according to the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA). Such a moratorium, ARSA explained, could mean that “U.S.

December 29, 2008 - 9:42am

Fractional share operator Flight Options has furloughed more than 100 pilots, according to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 1108, which is in contract negotiations with Flight Options. Some mechanics and operational personnel were also laid off, according to Flight Options.

December 10, 2008 - 10:54am

According to the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA), the International Brotherhood of Teamsters is gearing up to ask lawmakers to include in an upcoming economic stimulus bill a moratorium on the use of foreign repair stations by U.S. air carriers. Such a moratorium, ARSA explained, could mean that “U.S.

November 25, 2008 - 11:24am

Fractional share operator Flight Options has furloughed more than 100 pilots, according to Mat Slinghoff, president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 1108, which is in contract negotiations with Flight Options. Some mechanics and operational personnel were also laid off, according to Jay Heublein, Flight Options vice president of sales and marketing.

August 29, 2008 - 10:04am

Flight Options and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 1108, the union representing the pilot group, have announced “an unprecedented expression of mutual cooperation.” The two parties “have pledged to put their past differences aside and instead dedicate their efforts to achieving common goals.” In March 2006, the Flight Options pilots voted to be represented by the IBT and have been seeking their first contract ever since.

August 12, 2008 - 11:03am

The previously chilly relations between Flight Options management and pilots appear to have thawed considerably just three weeks after the Cleveland-based fractional provider named company founder Kenn Ricci chairman and Mike Silvestro CEO and ousted former CEO Michael Scheeringa.

August 4, 2008 - 7:42am

Increasing size provides economies of scale for any business, but for fractional operators attaining “critical mass” in terms of fleet size and flight crews is essential to the model working at all. Profitability then depends on the details of pricing and cost control.

July 30, 2008 - 9:14am

Republic Airways CEO Bryan Bedford’s characterization of the Chautauqua Airlines pilots’ vote in favor of US Airways’ “Jets for Jobs” arrangement as “a day late and a dollar short” prompted Teamsters Local 747 representatives to mail strike ballots to the 700-strong pilot group. The union planned to count the ballots on June 20.

 
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