NetJets Pilots Ditch the Teamsters

 - July 30, 2008, 7:11 AM

NetJets pilots last month voted to switch union representation from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters to the NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots (NJASAP), an in-house group. The final results, released July 1, show that of the 81.7 percent of eligible NetJets pilots who participated in the vote, 97.7 percent opted for the NJASAP while 2.3 percent chose the IBT. NJASAP president Dennis Cotton and other interim board leaders will guide the NJASAP until formal elections are held on October 24. There will also be an “orderly transfer of executive board duties” at IBT 1108 to the Flight Options pilots, who in 2006 voted for representation under the Teamsters local.