(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Today, the Teamsters Union was informed of a change in leadership at NetJets, Inc., which could impact hundreds of Teamsters Local 284-represented flight attendants, mechanics and related employees, stock clerks, maintenance controllers and flight dispatchers.
The Teamsters Union was informed that CEO Jordan Hansell has left NetJets. Adam Johnson will replace Hansell as Chairman and CEO. Bill Noe will return as President and Chief Operating Officer. The Teamsters Union congratulated the new management team.
“The recently announced change in senior leadership is an opportunity for NetJets to restore the trust of its hardworking and dedicated employees,” said Paul Suffoletto, President of Local 284 in Columbus, Ohio. “The NetJets workforce has always been the company’s greatest asset, not a liability on a spreadsheet or an enemy to be defeated. We hope to rebuild the positive labor-management relationship that once existed at NetJets.”
All of the Teamsters-represented employees are currently in multi-year contract negotiations with management. Negotiations have been highly adversarial as a result of NetJets’ demands for deep concessions despite the carrier’s profitability and market expansion.
“Teamsters negotiators will continue to bargain for labor contracts that reflect NetJets’ tremendous success and the membership’s significant contribution to that success,” Suffoletto said. “If the change in leadership results in a change in NetJets’ bargaining priorities, there is a realistic chance that these long negotiations can be brought to a timely and positive conclusion.
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