Fri, Oct 28, 2005
NetJets Aviation (NJA) has signed an
initial contract with its flight attendants, represented by the
International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Airline Division, through
Columbus-based Local 284.
The ratification of the contract follows a vote by the flight
attendants in favor of the agreement negotiated by their executive
council. The vote, which took place October 17, was supported
by an overwhelming majority of the flight attendants.
The contract, is the first for the flight attendants and offers
significant signing bonuses, wage increases, increased clarity of
work rules concerning work schedules, duty and rest, increased
benefits, and a defined right to the grievance and mediation
process. The contract becomes amendable in 2010.
Present at the signing was NetJets Aviation President Bill
Boisture, Local 284 President Allen Price, Michael Zois, chairman
of the flight attendants' executive council, and flight attendant
executive council members, Sean Dawson and Cliff Caldwell.
"I am delighted to be signing this contract today," said Bill
Boisture, NetJets Aviation president. "NetJets flight attendants
are critical members of our flight services and flight safety
The ratification of the flight attendants contract follows the
announcement of a tentative labor agreement between NetJets
Aviation and their pilots. NetJets Aviation is a wholly owned
subsidiary of NetJets Inc. The operations center is located in
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