Fellow Flexjet Pilots,
On behalf of the Teamsters Local 1108 Executive Board and the Flight Options Master Executive Council, we would like to extend greetings and a sincere welcome to the pilots of Flexjet. As you may know, Local 1108 represents the pilots of Flight Options, a sister air carrier to Flexjet, and CitationAir, which is wholly owned by Cessna Aircraft Company. We look forward to getting to know all of you better over the coming weeks and months.
Senior management recently announced its decision to merge Flight Options and Flexjet. In response, many of you likely have questions about the pending merger, what it’s like to work under the leadership of the senior management team at the helm of the parent company that owns both air carriers, the role Local 1108 will play in the merger process and in the future, and how all of this will affect the pilots at both carriers.
Local 1108 wants to serve as an important source of reliable information for you and your family during this transition to a single carrier. We are committed to open dialogue and the exchange of ideas from a pilot point of view. Moving forward, we will never waiver from two fundamental principles: (1) We firmly believe that when individual pilots stand together as a unified group, we all do better as members of a profession; and (2) we respect you and your opinions as individuals and professional pilots. We will endeavor to answer all of your questions and provide factual information.
Unfortunately, senior management has repeatedly denied Local 1108’s requests to allow Flight Options pilots access to Yammer, thereby thwarting a free flow of information between both pilot groups—this is in stark contrast to what management has stated on Yammer. In the interest of promoting an open dialog, Local 1108 has opened access to the IBT Local 1108 Virtual Union Hall (VUH) Message Board for the use of the Flexjet pilots. This message board is completely anonymous for the Flexjet pilots and will allow each of you to ask questions of the Local 1108 Executive Board, the Flight Options Master Executive Council, the CitationAir Master Executive Council, Flight Options line pilots and CitationAir line pilots. In addition, you will be able to discuss amongst yourselves the issues confronting Flexjet pilots in a candid and open fashion. Local 1108 will not share your information with management or other pilots; your fellow pilots and management will not know your identity unless you choose to reveal it. We invite all Flexjet pilots to register and participate. For assistance or questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register for access go to the VUH website at http://forum.ibt1108.org, then follow the next several steps:
First and foremost, make sure you complete ALL fields on the registration page. Again, your information will be kept confidential by Local 1108.
After you submit your registration, an email will be sent to the email address you provided. If you don’t receive it, check your SPAM/JUNK folder. YOU MUST click the link provided to validate your email address.
After clicking the link, a member of the IBT Local 1108 Communications Team will verify your information and grant your access. You will receive email notification when this is complete.
On behalf of all of us, we look forward to providing information, answering questions and getting to know you. Look for important updates and critical information in the very near future.
IBT Local 1108 Executive Board