(NORTH MIAMI, Fla.) – By an overwhelming margin, Teamster pilots and professional flight engineers at Amerijet ratified a new contract with the airline. There are 85 members in the bargaining unit represented by Local 769 in North Miami, Fla.
The four-year agreement includes an initial increase in base wages for Captains and First Officers of more than 55 to 75 percent, with additional yearly wage increases. Seniority and sick leave improvements will take effect with the contract.
“This is a proud moment for these pilots,” said Capt. David Bourne, Director of the Teamsters Airline Division. “They’ve fought through lots of obstacles to achieve an agreement and will now have substantial improvements to their wages and working conditions. On behalf of Teamsters across the globe, we would like to congratulate them on signing off on a Teamster contract.”
“This is another big victory for our local union, the Teamsters Airline Division and the International,” said David Renshaw, a business agent at Local 769 and lead negotiator for the Amerijet negotiations. “But the biggest winners in this whole process are the pilots. Their wages are going way up and they have clarification on work rules as the result of this new contract. Special thanks to all of our pilots and professional flight engineers who volunteered their time to serve on the negotiating committee.”
The contract goes into effect on Dec. 19, 2016 and will expire on Dec. 18, 2020.
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