Atlas dispatchers vote in favour of new agreement
18 / 04 / 2017
Flight dispatchers working at Atlas Air and Polar Air Cargo have ratified changes to their existing contract.
The agreement, which was set to expire in November, has been extended for another four years and becomes amendable on November 12, 2021.
The new provisions of the tentative agreement include a 30% wage increase over the life of the contract, as well as moving provisions for the members affected by the company’s relocation of flight dispatch operations to Cincinnati.
One of Atlas’ largest customers, Amazon, has announced it will move to a new air hub in Cincinnati, where its 40 aircraft – operated by Atlas and ATSG – will be based, from its current Wilmington home.
The vote saw a 100% turnout, with 74% voting in favor of ratification.
"I’m very happy to see this agreement ratified," said Local 210 principal officer George Miranda. "We have reached an agreement that’s amenable to everyone involved, and we’re looking forward to having a positive relationship with Atlas Air and Polar Air Cargo in the coming years."
"The agreement ratified recognises the relocation needs of the company and helps position it to continue its record of growth and its preeminent position as a world class airline," said David Bourne, Teamsters Airline Division director.