"This is a contract we are proud to take to the membership," said Capt. David Bourne, Director of the Teamsters Airline Division. "For over three years, these pilots have been facing significant obstacles to a contract and threats to their professional livelihoods. The unity they've displayed is remarkable and the rewards for it are reflected in this agreement."
"The wage increases, scope of coverage and job protection language are major improvements for these pilots," said David Renshaw, a business agent at Local 769 and lead negotiator for the Amerijet negotiations. "Not only did the pilots show tremendous solidarity, but we received a positive boost at the table thanks to support from the Airline Division and a management team that was willing to have productive talks with us. We look forward to voting on this agreement."
Ratification meetings will take place on Wed., Nov. 30, Sun., Dec. 4, 2016 and Mon., Dec. 5, 2016. The redline version of the agreement will be shared with crew by this Sunday.
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