Teamsters Local Union 357 welcomes you. Our mission is to protect and enhance the careers of our members.
We do this through four means: contract negotiations, contract administration, career preservation services, and public advocacy.
"The determination of the Local Executive Board is to not present this (LBFO) to Local 357 pilots for a vote."
We will announce the availability of addtional public statements on Twitter @IBTLocal357 and post them on our website at www.local357.org.
LOCAL 357 MEMBERS
Our members are a diverse group of aviators. We represent the flightdeck crewmembers of the following airlines:
· Republic Airlines
· Shuttle America
Republic and Shuttle America are owned by Indianapolis-based Republic Airways Holdings. On December 31, 2014, Chautauqua Airlines ended flight operations; all services and the fleet were absorbed into Shuttle America.
Our experienced pilot group is in charge of a wide fleet of jet and turboprop aircraft, including the
Embraer E-190, Embraer E-170 & E-175, Embraer E-140 & E-145 and the Bombardier Q400.
HISTORY OF LOCAL 357
Teamsters Local Union 357 was chartered by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters on July 1, 2010 for the
purpose of providing representation, assistance, and security for flightdeck crewmembers employed by Republic Airways, Inc. The Local is headquartered in Plainfield, Indiana, and represents over 2,100 crewmembers, based in cities across the United States.
On October 4, 2010, IBT Local 357 filed for single carrier status to integrate three additional airlines into one seniority list, which is required by the scope language in our current collective bargaining agreement, as they were all acquired by Republic Airways Holdings, Inc. Those three airlines are:
· Frontier Airlines
· Midwest Airlines
· Lynx Airlines
On June 12, 2014, the pilots of Frontier Airlines voted to recertify their former union, FAPA. FAPA became the representational body for the Frontier pilots on June 13th.
Since December 2010 we have been in direct contract negotiations and/or mediation with the Republic Airways. That is longer than the length of time we operated under our 2003 CBA. The Union has been providing updates to the pilots on the status and effort needed to get a TA that can meet their approval. Both parties want to make this Company a leader in the regional sector and this can only be accomplished with a fair contract that accurately reflects the value of our pilots to the organization.
For more information on negotiations, members are encouraged to log in and visit the Local 357 Contract/Negotiations Section. All others, please see the Local 357 Timeline of Events and Press Releases under About Us, Media Information.