Pilots Of Horizon
Air Will Receive A 2.8 Percent Wage Increase
By Steve Hall
December 4, 2011 - Horizon Air and its pilots,
represented by the International Brotherhood of
Teamsters APA Local 1224, jointly announced that the
neutral arbitrator responsible for choosing the
2012-2013 wage structure most appropriate for the
Horizon Air pilots has ruled that there should be a 2.8
percent increase for all pilots in 2012 and an
additional 1.2 percent increase for first officers in
2013, as outlined in the proposal by the International
Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), which represents
?Of course, we will entirely abide by this decision,
which was the product of a very fair process agreed to
by both sides,? says President Glenn Johnson. ?Despite
our different views on compensation levels, Horizon and
the IBT always agreed about one thing: the
professionalism of our highly skilled pilots and the
great value they add to Horizon every single day.?
In November 2010, Horizon's pilots ratified their current five-year contract, which becomes amendable December 2015. It includes a clause specifying that wages will be re-examined by the company and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) twice, once in 2011 and again 2013.
Horizon and the IBT arrived at a tentative wage settlement, but
it was rejected by the pilots who had not seen a wage increase
in more than five years.
Per the contract, both parties then presented their
?last, best and final? offers to the arbitrator, who was charged
with choosing one or the other (versus some combination of the
two), after considering the merits of each.
sides made compelling arguments in presenting a case to the
arbitrator for consideration and we are very pleased with the
arbitrator?s decision,? said Horizon Air Captain Mark Niles, who
serves as the Executive Council Chairman for APA Teamsters Local
and the IBT will return to the negotiating table by late 2013 to
attempt to arrive at an agreement for 2014-2015 wages. If a
tentative settlement is not achieved and ratified, the decision
will again shift to an outside neutral arbitrator.
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