Now NetJets’ Mechanics Start Picketing

 - October 9, 2006, 7:27 AM

First it was NetJets’ pilots who picketed and finally got a new labor contract; now it’s the fractional’s mechanics and other support personnel who last month began “informational picketing” at the company’s headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. Their contract became renewable in January last year. The union said it and the company “have been unable to reach agreements on wages, miscellaneous working conditions and health insurance.” A NetJets spokeswoman told AIN, “We are currently in negotiations with our Maintenance and Related group from IBT Local 284 and are optimistic that we will continue toward a mutually agreeable resolution.”