Horizon Pilots Ratify Six-Year Pact

 - February 4, 2013, 5:25 AM

The pilots of Horizon Air voted last month to extend their current labor contract for three years, creating a new six-year pact. The new contract, negotiated on behalf of the 610 pilots by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, includes wage increases, so-called quality-of-life and productivity improvements, and better job security, said the Teamsters in a statement. Among pilots who returned ballots, 77 percent voted in favor of ratification.

“The fact that the extension was achieved three years before the contract became amendable demonstrates the effectiveness of our sincerely collaborative approach with our union-represented workgroups,” said Horizon Air president Glenn Johnson.