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    Default Teamsters Handbill at NetJets Over Maintenance Subcontracting

    (COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Aircraft mechanics, fuelers, cleaners and stock clerks passed out hundreds of handbills to their NetJets co-workers in the company cafeteria in response to their employer’s decision to subcontract critical maintenance work to third-party vendors.

    Teamster representatives handed out fliers titled, “Broken Planes, Broken Promises,” which stated, “Subcontracting maintenance reduces jobs and decreases oversight...keep the jobs and the oversight at NetJets for the good of all of us.” The handbill also said, “When an aircraft breaks, NetJets mechanics and support employees know how to fix it with skill and dedication.”

    The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Teamsters Airline Division and Local 284 represent mechanics, maintenance control, aircraft fuelers, aircraft cleaners and stock clerks at the Columbus, Ohio based airline. The business jet operator is owned by Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A and BRK.B).

    NetJets Aviation, Inc., and NetJets Sales, Inc., employ a mere 111 mechanics to perform maintenance work on its fleet of approximately 400 aircraft. By comparison, a major airline employs over 7,000 mechanics to service its fleet of approximately 700 aircraft. The number of mechanics employed impacts other jobs, including positions related to oversight and maintenance support. Increases in maintenance subcontracting could affect hundreds of other jobs at NetJets and other carriers.
    https://teamster.org/news/2016/10/te...subcontracting

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    Teamsters Appeal to NetJets Customers in Dispute Over Subcontracting and Pay
    (COLUMBUS, Ohio) – The Teamsters Airline Division and Local 284 are contacting NetJets customers as part of an effort to publicize their escalating labor dispute over subcontracting critical maintenance and wages.

    The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Teamsters Airline Division and Local 284 represent mechanics, maintenance control, aircraft fuelers, aircraft cleaners and stock clerks. The Columbus-based business jet operator is owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A and BRK.B).

    “The majority of NetJets customers don’t want a race to the bottom when it comes to who performs critical maintenance on their aircraft or how much they get paid to do it,” said Chris Moore, Chairman of the Aviation Mechanics Coalition. “NetJets Aviation, Inc. and NetJets Sales, Inc. employ a mere 111 mechanics to work on its fleet of approximately 400 aircraft. Compare that to a major airline that employs over 7,000 mechanics to service its fleet of approximately 700 aircraft. To make the subcontracting problem worse, mechanics and support employees at NetJets haven’t received a wage increase in more than five years.”
    https://teamster.org/news/2017/02/te...acting-and-pay

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    Teamsters Sound Alarm at Nets

    (COLUMBUS, Ohio) – The Teamsters Airline Division and Teamsters Local 284 are concerned that NetJets management is ignoring a growing shortage of qualified aircraft mechanics to the detriment of customers, workers and the business itself.

    “Senior aircraft technicians are telling NetJets management that they need more NetJets mechanics in the field, but management is ignoring their advice,” said Chris Moore, Chairman of the Teamsters Aviation Mechanics Coalition. “Instead of trying to recruit and retain the mostly highly skilled technicians, NetJets refuses to pay industry-standard wages and continues to outsource high levels of critical maintenance. The situation on the shop floor at NetJets is going from bad to worse every day. These maintenance workers are angry at management and they have run out of patience.”

    NetJets mechanics and other safety employees have not received a pay increase for more than five years. The company and the union have been in contract negotiations for nearly six years. The union blames management’s outsourcing philosophy and low-pay proposals for the delay. NetJets Aviation, Inc. and NetJets Sales, Inc. only employ 111 aircraft mechanics to work on its fleet of approximately 400 aircraft. Other major airlines employ up to 10 mechanics for every one aircraft.
    https://teamster.org/news/2017/03/te...und-alarm-nets
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    Teamsters Demand Fair Treatment for NetJets Workers at Shareholder Meeting
    (WASHINGTON)—NetJets safety workers and their supporters are picketing and distributing handbills this weekend, May 5 through May 7, as part of an effort to publicize a six-year long labor dispute with the Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A and BRK.B) owned private jet company.

    The International Brotherhood of Teamsters Airline Division and Teamsters Local 284 represent mechanics, maintenance controllers, aircraft fuelers, aircraft cleaners and stock clerks working for the company.

    “These workers are not asking for anything unreasonable,” said Chris Moore, Chairman of the Teamsters Aviation Mechanics Coalition. “They want industry-standard pay and an aircraft maintenance system that relies on skilled NetJets workers rather than third-party vendors. That’s good for the business and for their customers.”
    https://teamster.org/news/2017/05/te...holder-meeting

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    Netjets Bans Union Buttons Approved By National Labor Relations Board

    (COLUMBUS, Ohio) – NetJets aircraft technicians and related employees represented by the Teamsters Airline Division and Teamsters Local 284 are protesting a decision by NetJets to ban workers from wearing union buttons approved by the National Labor Relations Board. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Teamsters Airline Division and Local 284 represent aircraft mechanics, maintenance controllers, aircraft fuelers, aircraft cleaners and stock clerks. The Columbus-based business jet operator is owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A and BRK.B).

    NetJets Aviation, Inc. and NetJets Sales, Inc. only employ 111 aircraft mechanics to work on its fleet of approximately 400 aircraft. By comparison, major airlines often employ up to 10 mechanics for every one aircraft. Workers accuse NetJets of trying to drive away qualified mechanics and support workers in favor of subcontracting critical repair work on NetJets aircraft despite customer expectations and threats to workers’ job security. The union believes the company banned union buttons in a failed attempt to hide serious labor problems over maintenance issues from customers.

    “Before the ban, our members wore a standard issue ‘WTF – Where’s The Fairness’ union button on their uniforms and work clothes,” said Chris Moore, Chairman of the Teamsters Aviation Mechanics Coalition. “The National Labor Relations Board ruled that the buttons are protected by federal labor law even when worn in front of customers. While NetJets workers are covered by the Railway Labor Act, judges and arbitrators often look to NLRB decisions in cases such as this one. Rather than banning union buttons, NetJets should reign in massive levels of maintenance subcontracting, and also pay its mechanics and safety professionals a competitive wage before their problems get any worse. ”
    https://teamster.org/news/2017/05/ne...elations-board

 

 

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