It’s Been Honor to Represent You
May 31, 2018
Local 1108 has represented Flight Options pilots since 2006 and the combined group of Flight Options and Flexjet pilots since 2015. As you know, due to an aggressive campaign by management, the majority of pilots were not convinced of the benefits of collective bargaining. The final tally reflects that result.
Today, we received notice from the NMB that the election results have been certified. Effective immediately, all OneSky pilots are no longer covered by the MCBA or any other Letters of Agreement negotiated by the Union. Union attorneys are reviewing the status of pending grievances and litigation. We will issue additional information on this subject in the near future.
Reconciling the differing view of pilots about how to handle pay, benefits working conditions at OneSky has been a multi-year struggle. However, we respect the majority has decided they do not wish to have a bargaining representative as permitted by the Railway Labor Act. Your voices have been heard, your choice has been made and Local 1108 will respect that decision.
The Union will not to file interference allegations with the National Mediation Board or seek a re-run election. Many of you share our belief that union representation is essential for maintaining professional independence, high safety standards, protection from the negative effects of mergers and acquisitions, and good pay, benefits and working conditions. While we continue to support those that seek the benefits of collective bargaining, we will not pursue an organizing effort at OneSky at this time.
We encourage each of you to follow the required Federal Aviation Regulations and company policies in the interest of safety and job security. Please remain respectful to your peers, work to improve the success of the company and continue to conduct yourselves as the true professional aviators that you are.
It has truly been an honor to serve all of you.
IBT Local 1108 Executive Board
OneSky Pilots Master Executive Council