Pilots at Allegiant Vote to Strike

By Paul Riegler on 16 January 2015
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DSC_0505Pilots at Allegiant Air approved a strike Friday following two years of contract negotiations.  The move means that the union, Airline Professionals Association Teamsters Local 1224, will request approval for a strike from the National Mediation Board as required by the Railway Labor Act.

The union representing pilots at Allegiant Air said that more than 98% of the 473 pilots had voted in favor.

The vote “does not mean that a strike is going to happen tomorrow or even next week,” the union’s president said in a statement.

The union also said that the airline has failed to abide by a court order requiring it to restore benefits and work rule protections to previously negotiated levels.

In a statement from the airline, a spokesman said, “We have not been released from negotiation by the mediator, and as long as we are in negotiations, Allegiant will continue to be committed to negotiating a contract that is good for both the pilots and the company.”

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