NetJets employees begin picketing over labor dispute

NetJets aircraft technicians and related employees, represented by the Teamsters Airline Division and Teamsters Local 284, have launched a multi-location informational picketing campaign to publicize their dispute over the company´s refusal to pay industry standard wages and massive levels of subcontracting of aircraft maintenance, Teamsters Local 284.

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Teamsters Airline Division and Local 284 represent aircraft mechanics, maintenance control, aircraft fuelers, aircraft cleaners and stock clerks.

The Columbus-based business jet operator is owned by Warren Buffett´s Berkshire Hathaway.

Workers accuse NetJets of trying to drive away qualified mechanics and support workers in favor of subcontracting critical repair work on NetJets aircraft despite customer expectations and workers´ job security.

Founded in 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents 1.4 million men and women throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.