Teamster flight dispatchers ratify tentative agreement

Following a tentative agreement on May 6, 2016, Teamster flight dispatchers at NetJets have voted unanimously, 38-0, to ratify its first contract, the union said.

The contract will run for five years and contains an average wage increase of 18.5 percent in the first year, with signing bonuses worth thousands of dollars. It will also bring flight dispatchers´ pensions in line with other unionized worker groups at NetJets and ends at-will employment, replacing it with just-cause protections and access to shop steward and union representation.

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