GoJet Airlines pilots represented by Teamsters Local 618 have voted by an overwhelming 97 percent to ratify an amendment to their contract that includes huge pay increases and a bonus structure to attract and retain pilots.
After receiving a pay increase earlier this year, under the newly signed agreement, First Officers will see their pay rates increase by an additional average of 82 percent and Captains will see increases of 42 percent retroactive to Dec. 1, 2022. These pay rates are permanent, whereas current pay rates are a temporary “premium” at Envoy/Piedmont/PSA.
GoJet issued this statement:
GoJet is pleased to announce new premium pay rates for pilots in the regional industry. Effective immediately, First Officers will earn a starting rate of $90.00 per hour, while Near Entry Captains (Pilots with 750+ hours of qualifying experience) and Direct Entry Captains will earn a starting rate of $142.50 per hour. Near and Direct Entry Captains will also receive an 18-year longevity match, a $40K sign-on bonus, an additional $50K bonus for applicants in the month of December, and a 24-month flow to United. First Officers will also receive an $18K sign-on bonus and the opportunity to opt-in to United’s Aviate program, allowing them to flow in 24-48 months.
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