Omni Pilots reach Tentative Agreement with 100% pay gains and highest starting salaries in the airline industry
Pilots at charter airline Omni Air International reached a new tentative agreement with the company on February 28th. The agreement includes major increases in pay that make Omni’s starting first officer salaries the highest in the U.S. airline industry. The pilots are represented by the Airline Professionals Association Teamsters Local 1224 and have been in negotiations with the company for almost two and a half years.
As aviation maintenance professionals, we all take safety very seriously. Unfortunately, there are times when, due to circumstances we sometimes cannot control, we might find ourselves in a position where we are accused of or have actually violated FAR’s. The Teamster License Protection Program is open to both licensed and unlicensed technicians at no cost to the employee and offers legal counsel for FAR violations.
There has been some frustration over the shrinking amount of profit sharing for this year, especially in light of the profit sharing announcement at Delta.
The reason the committee took this approach was simple. Based upon our goal of protecting your short and long range goals; we determined, based on the economic forecasts of consultant Dan Akins, that profits would drop leading to a substantial loss in your Profit Sharing. This has been borne out as we see that the pilots have taken a stunning 60% reduction in their Profit Sharing.
We hope that all of you had a fabulous Holiday Season!
Although 2017 posed many challenges, we are proud of what we were able to accomplish and that our members now enjoy the best contract in the industry.
As is normally the case, during the transition to the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, there have been some implementation issues and also some areas where we disagree with the Company in terms of contract interpretation.
Application deadline is March 31, 2018. Apply today!
For the sons, daughters and financial dependents of Teamster members. Academic scholarship range from $1,000 to $10,000 for high school seniors planning to attend a four-year college or university and training/vocational program awards of up to $2,000 for use at community colleges and trade schools.
A new and improved online application process can be found on the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund's website: www.jrhmsf.org.
Teamsters SFO — 856/986 recently received a thank you letter for our donation of six Amazon Kindles to Working Partnerships USA to benefit children in foster care. Thanks everyone for making it happen with your donations!