Pilots with Aloha Air Cargo (AAC) and Northern Air Cargo (NAC) have voted overwhelmingly to ratify an agreement providing for wage increases, benefit improvements and increased job protections.
The 104 pilots are members of the Teamsters Local 986 trade union in South El Monte, California and Local 959 in Anchorage, Alaska. They are based in Anchorage, Honolulu, and Miami, and operate Boeing 737 and 767 aircraft.
Negotiations for separate agreements at AAC and NAC were already in progress in 2017 when the carriers announced a merger of the pilot groups.
Teamster said after “months of hard work and dedication” by the rank-and-file members, negotiating committee members and union leaders, a tentative agreement with the company was reached in June 2018.
Upon ratification of the agreement today, the AAC and NAC pilots became one pilot group under a single seniority list.
Teamsters airline division director, Capt. David Bourne said: “Under this agreement, the pilots will be better compensated and enjoy a higher standard of living and protections on the job.”0