WestJet Pilots Vote to Unionize

By Jesse Sokolow on 12 May 2017
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DSC_0514WestJet announced that its pilots voted in favor of union representation.

Ninety-seven percent of the more than 1,400 WestJet pilots participated in the vote, with 62% voting in favor of joining the Air Lines Pilots Association.

WestJet CEO Gregg Saretsky said that the airline was “disappointed” with the vote, but that the carrier will “focus on engaging in constructive dialogue with ALPA.”

“WestJet pilots told us that it’s time for a certified union,” said ALPA president Capt. Tim Canoll.

The Air Lines Pilot Association was founded in 1931, and represents over 55,000 pilots at 32 airlines in the United States and Canada.

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