Kalitta Air pilots agree to new contract

Pilots at US-based ACMI and charter operator Kalitta Air voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new contract. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, which represents the Kalitta pilots, said a twenty-one day voting period ended on 20 December, with 234 pilots voting in support of the new deal, and 17 voting against. According to the union, the four-year […]
  • David Harris
  • December 27, 2016

Judge’s decision ends ABX pilot strike

Late yesterday, US District Court Judge Timothy Black ruled that a strike by pilots at ABX Air was not permissible, and that the pilots must return to work. While this is good news for US consumers planning to shop online with Amazon over the Thanksgiving holiday, and for businesses planning to ship packages to or […]
  • David Harris
  • November 24, 2016

ABX pilots strike

Update 23 November: A judge in the United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio, will hold an evidentiary hearing on the case late today (Wednesday), but until he reaches a decision, the strike looks set to continue. This morning, four days before Black Friday, the beginning of the annual consumer shopping frenzy that runs from Thanksgiving […]
  • David Harris
  • November 22, 2016

Good news from Cargolux

Cargolux and the OGBL union, which represents the majority of its pilots, made a major breakthrough in negotiations toward a new contract. Late last week we reported a blow-up between the two major unions representing pilots at Luxembourg-based Cargolux. Members of the smaller LCGB staged a one-day “warning action” that delayed or grounded about 25% […]
  • David Harris
  • July 27, 2015

Cargolux unions battle each other

Luxembourg’s LCGB union, which represents some of the pilots at all-cargo carrier Cargolux, undertook a “24-hour warning action” today, grounding one-quarter of the airline’s flights. But while Cargolux and its unions have been in seemingly non-stop conflict for over two years, today’s mini-strike is more complicated than just another skirmish in a long-running battle. The […]
  • David Harris
  • July 23, 2015

Troubled waters

Okay, the trouble is actually on the shore, where labor relations at the US West Coast ocean ports are approaching a meltdown, but it has the potential to bring ocean shipping to a halt at the region’s ports. After months of steadily increasing backlogs due to slowdowns by port workers unhappy with contract negotiations, The […]
  • David Harris
  • February 9, 2015

The battle continues at Cargolux

Cargolux and its unions, unable to agree on a new contract, will enter a mediation process. For much of the last five years, the management of Luxembourg-based all-cargo carrier Cargolux has been at daggers drawn with the two unions that represent the carrier’s workers. This relationship is further complicated by the fact that, although Cargolux does […]
  • David Harris
  • January 21, 2015