February 5, 2019

Dear Atlas and Southern Air Crewmembers,

I am writing to update you on a meeting Bill Flynn, Jeff Carlson and I had with your Union leadership yesterday. We had a positive, productive meeting.  We discussed the path forward and exchanged ideas in a cooperative manner.

With respect to the confidential nature of our discussions, I can share that we continue to make progress on a Framework Agreement that will allow us to move forward, as we have in the past, on open items we can discuss, pending management grievance arbitrations. As always, we welcome and encourage open dialogue with Union leaders and will negotiate with them in good faith.

Our goal remains to reach a Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement (JCBA) that is mutually beneficial as soon as possible. We want an agreement that recognizes your significant contributions and, at the same, keeps our Company competitive and positioned for continued growth.

We will continue to share key updates and information with you on this process in a timely manner.

Thank you,
John Dietrich
President and Chief Operating Officer