NetJets Pilots Closer To Resolving Contract Disputes
After more than two-and-a-half years of negotiations for a new contract, the union representing some 1,900 NetJets pilots is closer to resolving their differences with NetJets management. According to Dave Vermeulen, chairman of the pilot’s union master executive council, the two sides recently reached agreement over benefits and an improved system for handling pilot grievances, disciplinary actions and terminations. At press time, negotiations were under way over scope, salary and retirement issues. Vermeulen credited NetJets president Bill Boisture for helping to create an atmosphere of cooperation, including NetJets’ recent establishment of a labor-relations department.