Amerijet Pilots Reach Agreement in Principal With NEW Management

AmerijetInto the early hours of Friday morning, after nearly four years of bargaining and arbitration, the Airline Division of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Teamsters Local 769 and the AmeriJet negotiating committee announced that an Agreement in Principle had been reached by all parties for a new collective bargaining agreement.

According to David Renshaw, Local 769 Business Agent for the Miami based carrier; significant gains over the previous collective bargaining agreement have been achieved.

“We anticipate having the final language and agreement ready in the near future for the membership to review and vote upon,” said Renshaw. “After years of arbitrations, lawsuits and the Company doing everything it could to refuse to honor the existing CBA, we are moving forward under the direction of the new ownership. With the willingness of their management team, we anticipate a better and more productive relationship to take place where labor is concerned.

A tremendous amount of credit belongs to Airline Division Director David Bourne, Assistant Division Director Steven Nagrotsky and Lead Attorney Nick Manicone, as we would not have been able to proceed to obtain this agreement without their outstanding leadership, unyielding efforts, guidance and their steadfast commitment to all Teamsters in the airline industry.

Furthermore, I would also like to thank the I.B.T Economics Department and the due diligence of our collective bargaining committee, as their tireless efforts are validated through a successful agreement having been reached by all parties,” he concluded.