NetJets pilots support Flexjet

NJASAP said it has pledged to support Flexjet and Flight Options pilots in their efforts to form a union.

The NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots or NJASAP represents the 2,700-plus pilots who fly in the service of luxury carrier NetJets, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary (NYSE: BRK.A and BRK.B).

“This vote is a historic opportunity for our Flexjet and Flight Options peers,” NJASAP President Pedro Leroux said. “By choosing Teamsters Local 1108 as their labor advocate, they merge their bargaining power, positioning them to preserve what is best about the two carriers and to make necessary improvements to their wages and work rules through the collective bargaining process.”

When Flexjet and Flight Options parent company One Sky Flight, LLC, announced plans to merge the carriers, Union leaders and advocates sprang into action. The Cleveland-based Flight Options employs approximately 380 pilots, who are represented by Teamsters Local 1108.

Flexjet´s 300-plus pilots are not currently part of a union; however, an upcoming election could change that: The National Mediation board will supervise a representation election scheduled to begin tomorrow. If, at its Dec. 15 conclusion, the pilots vote in favor of a union, then the groups will be combined beneath the Local 1108 umbrella.

Founded in 2008 as an independent labor advocate, the NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots (NJASAP) represents the professional interests of the 2,700-plus pilots who fly in the service of NetJets Aviation, Inc.