ATI pilots have been waiting for 1,219 days. Time is up.
It’s been almost three and a half years since the dedicated pilots of Air Transport International (ATI), the largest Amazon Air carrier in the world, began work to secure a contract that keeps stride with the industry standard. Since day one, ATI pilots have been clear in their commitment to a market-based contract and will continue to demand that management bring to the table a strong response to our economic proposal.
Management has pulled every possible tactic to delay, postpone, and ignore what each one of our pilots rightfully deserves: a contract that recognizes the value we bring to our company and the market value of our skill and experience.
“An agreement should have been reached by now but the Company doesn’t seem able to comprehend the impact their ambivalence has on our airline,” said Capt. Mike Sterling, chair of the ATI pilots’ union. “They don’t understand why a record number of pilots have left for airlines that value and respect their profession with strong compensation packages and more flexible work schedules.”
We’ve earned a new contract.
ATI pilots showed up throughout the unknown of the pandemic to deliver upon the increased demand for cargo. We continue to work diligently to maintain our stellar reputation, often despite the Company’s incompetence. We regularly earn performance bonuses for our company, contributing to ATSG’s soaring profits. We suffer unreliable schedules, while missing birthdays and special family events, to ensure our cargo arrives at its destination. We are skilled, experienced, proud, professional airline pilots.
We’re facing yet another peak season operating under an outdated contract, pay rates that haven’t increased since March 2022, and staffing gaps caused by record pilot attrition damaging our quality of life. Management’s disrespect for our pilots and our families has no bounds.
ATI pilots deserve better. We’re asking the public to stand behind our union and embrace our efforts to secure a fair and equitable contract.
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