Atlas Air reaches ‘tentative’ contract agreement with flight dispatchers

Atlas Air Boeing 747-8F
Atlas Air Boeing 747-8F

Atlas Air Worldwide says it has reached a ‘tentative’ agreement with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) Local 210 union, which represents the dispatchers of its subsidiaries – Atlas Air  and Polar Air Cargo Worldwide.

The company says its proposed four-year extension agreement follows an initial five-year contract that was ratified in 2012. The tentative agreement includes pay increases, as well as benefits associated with the sispatcher’s relocation to Atlas Air Worldwide’s Cincinnati operating hub.

Details of the proposed agreement will be made available to dispatch employees it covers by IBT Local 210.

Atlas Air Worldwide executive vice president and chief operating officer, John Dietrich says: “We are pleased to have reached this tentative agreement that offers highly competitive pay increases as well as favorable moving allowances for our valued dispatchers. It also extends a solid contract that continues to serve us all very well.”

He adds: “We appreciate the IBT leadership and negotiating committee’s hard work, time and effort during this process. We thank them for their genuine interest in reaching this tentative agreement on behalf of the exemplary professionals they represent.”

The company’s Dispatchers are responsible for planning, dispatching, and oversight of all Atlas and Polar aircraft during flight.