Republic Airways reaches tentative agreement with pilot union Republic Airways Holdings announced that it has reached a Tentative Agreement on a new four-year contract with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 357. Local 357 represents more than 2,200 pilots for sister companies Chautauqua Airlines, Republic Airlines and Shuttle America. The proposed contract includes increases in pay that will place Republic pilots at or near the top of its airline peers. It also includes improvements in work rules, quality of life enhancements and more flexibility in scheduling as well as a significant signing bonus if ratified. The TA still must be presented to union members for review and a formal ratification vote, which is expected in March.