Flight Options Union Drive Strengthening

 - October 17, 2006, 7:43 AM

Three of the five Flight Options pilots who have been trying to organize the fractional pilot group under IBT Local 1108 (the same union that represents NetJets pilots), told AIN that they soon expect to have enough organizing cards to call a vote. They claim to have 400 organizing cards from Flight Options pilots, though they need 550–or 65 percent of the 848-strong pilot workforce–to call a vote. The organizing group is confident that the NetJets tentative agreement struck last month, which “shows what a union can do,” will influence at least 150 “fence sitters” to send in their cards.