Thu, Oct 02, 2008
Allows Workforce To Negotiate As Single Entity
The Teamsters announced this week the National Mediation Board
(NMB) granted single-carrier status for Atlas Air and Polar Air.
The two air carriers are the operating entities for Atlas Air
Worldwide Holdings, based in Purchase, NY. Atlas is the world's
largest Boeing 747 cargo carrier.
"We requested single carrier status and, as we expected, our
petition was granted," said Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa.
"The NMB ruling means that Atlas and Polar crewmembers will become
a strong, cohesive group that can deal with management through a
The Teamsters in June filed for a petition with the National
Mediation Board seeking a vote to represent Atlas Air and Polar Air
"Single-carrier status will strengthen Atlas and Polar
crewmembers in contract negotiations and administration," Hoffa
said. "With this election, the Teamsters will continue to gain
strength in the aviation industry. It's one further step in unity
for transportation workers."
The organizing drive began with a grassroots effort by Atlas for
Teamsters, led by Chairman Dave Allen and Vice-chairman Paul
Kvernplassen, both Atlas crewmembers. More than 90 percent of Atlas
crewmembers signed cards.
The Atlas unit includes about 750 crewmembers. Polar includes
about 250 crewmembers. The NMB decision will trigger an election
timetable, which is normally 90 days.
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