Teamsters launch bargaining at Flight Options, Flexjet

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters Airline Division has sent a “Section 6 Notice” to OneSky, LLC parent company of fractional share airlines Flight Options and Flexjet on behalf of the pilots represented by the union at those air carriers.

Under the Railway Labor Act, the filing of notice on Feb. 24 signals the Teamsters´ intent to commence negotiations to unify all the pilots of both air carriers under a single collective bargaining agreement.

The Teamsters also announced that pilot committees from each of the two combining carriers had agreed to a fair and equitable seniority integration plan.

OneSky, LLC, the parent company, purchased Flight Options in 2007 and Flexjet in 2013. In 2015, the National Mediation board determined that the two formerly separate carriers constituted a single carrier for the purpose of collective bargaining, triggering the combination of their workforces. In December 2015, pilots from Flexjet and Flight Options voted jointly to be represented by the Teamsters, which had previously represented only the Flight Options pilots.

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