Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Woo-hoo! Airline Teamsters in Alaska ratify first contract

Please congratulate our brothers and sisters at Local 959 who ratified their first contract after four years of hard work and negotiation. They are cargo pilots who fly Boeing 737s throughout Alaska for Northern Air Cargo.

The pilots ratified the contract by an overwhelming margin.

Northern Air Cargo is owned by Saltchuk Resources, which owns other transportation companies including Aloha Airlines. The Teamsters Airline Division also represents employees of Aloha Airlines.

Teamsters Airline Division Director David Bourne said,
I want to extend my congratulations to the pilots of Northern Air Cargo on this momentous vote. I would also like to recognize and thank Rick Canoy and Derek Musto for their hard work and dedication to the pilots and Local 959 Principal Officer Rick Boyles and his team for the years of effort that concluded this agreement. 
This has truly been a team effort and should leave no doubt about the dedication of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and the Airline Division to reach out and represent members wherever they may be.