Judge grants Teamster request compelling company participation in negotiations

A federal judge from the United States District Court for the Northern District in Cleveland has granted a request from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Teamsters Airline Division and Local 1108 to order Flexjet and Flight Options to bargain with the union and to recognize the integrated seniority list presented by the Teamsters, the Teamsters said.

The decision follows months of delay tactics by One Sky, LLC, the parent company of Flexjet and Flight Options, which provides luxury private jet transportation. Senior management refused to negotiate with the Teamsters, did not recognize the integrated seniority list following a Teamster organizing victory in December 2015 and countersued the union without basis.

Founded in 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents 1.4 million hardworking men and women throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.