NetJets pilots vote overwhelmingly in favor of new contract

The NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots (NJASAP) members have voted to ratify the 2015 tentative agreement reached in mid October with NetJets Aviation, Inc.

According to the certified election results, 96 percent of the pilot group participated in the referendum with 75.43 percent casting a vote in favor of ratification. In doing so, the pilots have drawn to a close a long and highly contentious contract negotiation. NJASAP represents the 2,700-plus pilots who fly in the service of the Columbus-based Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary.

The ratified agreement features significant enhancements that are consistent with the Association´s goals of protecting, repairing and improving the 2007 Agreement. Specifically, the new deal maintains company-funded medical insurance, offers enhanced scheduling options, expands scope protections and seniority rights, pays out a signing bonus and increases wages an average of 28 percent.

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., a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary.