Balpa offers to halt strikes if BA negotiates on new proposal

The British Airways Pilot Association (Balpa) may call off proposed strikes set for next week, Sept. 9 and 10, if British Airways resumes negotiations on a new proposal submitted by the union to BA’s CEO, Alex Cruz. It is not clear what the new proposal entails, and Balpa has not yet responded to a request […]

British Airways locked in negotiations to avert strike by pilots

British Airways is locked in talks with its pilot union in a last-ditch attempt to diffuse a dispute over pay and avoid a walkout by crew in the critical summer travel season. Management from the airline and representatives of the British Airlines Pilots Association, or Balpa, are meeting in London Friday at the U.K.’s state-backed […]

LATAM reports improving cargo business, but still suffers Q2 net loss

Cargo operations continued to be a bright spot for the LATAM Airlines Group, which reported second-quarter cargo-related revenues of just under US$300 million, due to a 3.6 percent increase in cargo revenues and a 6.7 percent rise in yields. However, it was not enough to counteract to the 86.6 percent, year-over-year, decline in Q2 operating […]

Pilots’ union promises to appeal district court’s ruling in favor of Atlas Air

The union representing pilots that fly for Atlas Air Worldwide has promised to appeal yesterday’s preliminary injunction against the International Brotherhood of Teamsters; the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Airline Division; and Local Union No. 1224. “We disagree with the judge’s decision and plan to appeal it swiftly,” said Daniel Wells, president of Teamsters Local 1224. […]

With driver shortage looming, DHL Supply Chain opts for Tesla’s new semi trucks

DHL Supply Chain announced today that it has placed an order for 10 Tesla Electric Class 8 semi-trailer trucks. Jim Monkmeyer, president of transportation at DHL Supply Chain North America, explained that the new semis are “a revolutionary approach to trucking.” DHL is one of the first third-party logistics companies to order the trucks, which […]

Locus Robotics secures Series B funding in face of ‘significant labor challenges’

Autonomous-robot manufacturer Locus Robotics has secured US$25 million in Series B funding, led by Scale Venture Partners, as demand for robotics in e-commerce fulfillment grows and competition to lower fulfillment costs heats up. Locus Robotics said it plans to use the Series B proceeds to fund product development and go-to-market activities, as well as to […]

Atlas Air calls Teamsters’ warnings of pilot shortage a ‘pressure’ campaign

Atlas Air has called warnings by the Teamsters Local 1224, which represents the carrier’s pilots, “part of an overall campaign from the pilots and their union to put public pressure on the company with respect to its next labor contract.” The union has warned that the carrier’s unwillingness to meet contract demands is increasing attrition, […]

Atlas Air, pilots’ union agree to direct negotiations

Atlas Air World Wide (AAWW) and Teamsters Local 1224, which represents the carrier’s pilots, are returning to the negotiating table. The two parties have agreed on a process by which to begin direct negotiations for a single labor contract covering crew members for both subsidiary carriers Atlas Air and Southern Air. This development ends more […]

Prime Air pilots picket Amazon board meeting in Seattle

[UPDATED] Pilots that fly for’s Prime Air picketed the e-commerce giant’s annual shareholders meeting, held today in Seattle. The pilots, who fly for Atlas Air World Wide (AAWW), picketed outside the venue to pressure Amazon leadership to reverse the high attrition rate that Atlas Communications Committee chairman Michael Griffith attributed to, “low wages and […]

Dispatchers, Atlas Air Worldwide ratify new bargaining agreement

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings and its dispatchers have ratified a collective bargaining agreement, covering two subsidiary carriers, Atlas Air and Polar Air Cargo Worldwide. The four-year contract extension includes pay increases, as well as benefits associated with the dispatcher’s relocation to the company’s operating hub at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), as part of Amazon’s […]

Delta pilots ratify new contract featuring 30 percent raise

Half a decade after American Airlines filed for bankruptcy and workers were forced to take massive cuts to keep their positions, many U.S.-based airlines are posting record profits. The turn in fortunes is now turning up the heat on carriers to heed the demands of workers seeking compensatory treatment after years of sacrifice. One by […]

Amerijet pilots reach contract deal with a “massive increase” in wages

Amerijet and its pilots have reached a tentative agreement on a four-year contract that includes substantial raises and addresses seniority and sick leave. According to Teamsters Local 769, which represents the 85 pilots in the bargaining unit, the new deal includes a “massive initial increase in base wages for Captains and First Officers of more […]

ABX pilots strike over alleged contract violations, affecting DHL and Amazon

Pilots from ABX Air, which flies packages for and DHL Worldwide Express, are on strike today in Cincinnati and Wilmington as Air Transport Services Group (ATSG), the carrier’s parent company goes to court seeking an injunction that would, “restore the status quo operating environment.” The two cities are major DHL and Amazon hubs, respectively, […]

UPS, pilots ratify long-awaited labor agreement

After five years of negotiations, UPS pilots have ratified a new labor agreement that will put their wages near the top of the airline and airfreight industries. Key components of the agreement include immediate increases of 14.65 percent and a signing bonus in place of retroactive pay to the tune of US$60,000 for captains, and […]
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