COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots (NJASAP) will conduct informational picketing on Saturday, May 2 during the 2015 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders Meeting in Omaha. An independent labor union, NJASAP represents the interests of the 2,700-plus professional pilots who fly in the service of NetJets, a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary (NYSE: BRK.A and BRK.B).
Picket details are provided below:
WHERE: CenturyLink Center, 455 N. 10th St., Omaha, Neb.
WHEN: Saturday, May 2, 2015, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
WHY: The NJASAP pilots have been forced to take this action because:
- NetJets has breached the trust of employees, customers and Warren Buffett.
- Revenues and profits are up, NetJets is paying down debt, reporting domestic growth, and expanding into China, but CEO Jordan Hansell is demanding pilots and other unionized employees agree to major concessions in health care, compensation, work rules and job security.
- While demanding deep concessions from union employees, NetJets is handing out profit sharing checks to managers and non-union employees.
- NetJets has engaged all four of its unionized employees – the pilots, flight attendants, mechanics and dispatchers – in contract talks at the same time. Although each negotiation is unique, the demands for givebacks are the same.
- NJASAP believes the CEO is trying to force the pilots to strike – something that would prove disastrous for NetJets. The Union is committed to doing everything possible to prevent this from happening.
About NJASAP Founded in 2008 as an independent labor advocate, NJASAP represents the professional interests of the 2,700-plus NetJets pilots. For more information, visit our web site, www.njasap.com, Facebook page, www.facebook.com/njasap, and Twitter feed, @njasap.
SOURCE NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots (NJASAP)