Senior management of luxury private jet providers Flexjet and Flight Options informed the Teamsters last week that they would not implement the Merged Collective Bargaining Agreement (“MCBA”) covering the combined Flexjet and Flight Options pilot groups that was awarded by an arbitrator on October 10, 2017, according to Teamsters Local 1108.
The award follows a lengthy arbitration process that was designed to establish contract terms for bringing all pilots in both groups under one set of rules. Instead, the company intends to delay the implementation of the MCBA, which was to become effective immediately. In addition, the company will challenge in arbitration the pilots´ Integrated Seniority List (“ISL”) that the union presented to the company in February 2016.
Flexjet and Flight Options are luxury business jet carriers that serve the wealthy and large corporations and operate under the umbrella of aviation parent company One Sky Flight, LLC.
The Teamsters won the right to represent the combined Flexjet and Flight Options pilot group in a National Mediation Board union election in December 2015.
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