Posted on: 09 January 2013 by Mark Howells
Horizon Air and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters have announced that the airline’s 610 pilots have ratified an agreement to extend the current contract for three years, creating a new six-year pact.
Among the pilots who voted, 77% approved 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," declared Horizon president Glenn Johnson.
The new contract includes wage increases, improvements in productivity and quality of life, and better job security. The extended contract becomes amendable on 14 December 2018, and was originally ratified in November 2010.
"We look forward to working together with the company to help Horizon continue on its path of increasing profitability, which will enable our airline to grow," commented Captain Dan Johnston, Horizon Air Executive Council chairman.