TWU Local 577 News

 As most of you know, last week we lost Michael Jenkins, one of our best Allegiant Air Flight Attendants and a valued Member of your TWU Local 577 Negotiating Team. Michael was a good friend to us all and a great Union Advocate for our Members. He will be missed every day.

In order to be respectful to the numerous members of Michael’s Allegiant Air friends and family, and to accommodate Michael’s memorial service, we have changed the time of our first online Contract Education Conference Call to 9:00 A.M., PDT (Noon, EDT) on Tuesday, August 30.
On Monday & Tuesday of this week, your Negotiating Committee met with Allegiant Air Management to finalize the language of the Tentative Agreement (TA), and ensure that our intent behind the language of the Agreement matched with the intent of Management. We are happy to report that, in most cases, our intent and our language matched, and we confirmed the "check-off" of most sections. In the few sections where we did find issues, we were able to resolve those issues, and we are moving to the next step of our process.
We are ready to begin the educational component for our Tentative Agreement. We will kick off our "TA Educational Tour" with a Conference Call on Tuesday, August 30th at 12:00 P.M., EDT (9:00 A.M., PDT). We will send you the call details and a link to an accompanying presentation on Sunday. There will be a "Question & Answer" session with the Negotiating Committee after the presentation. As we stated in our previous messages, we will be issuing TA Highlights in addition to the full-text of the Agreement. Then, after we complete the onsite education (dates and locations to be announced), we will open elections and send you ballot credentials so you can cast your ratification vote on the TA.

Your TWU Negotiating Team is proud to announce that after five years of negotiations, we have reached an Agreement in Principle with Allegiant Air Management on our historic, first Contract. At the end of this week’s three-day session, we resolved all remaining open issues, and we have reached Tentative Agreements on all articles of our future contract.

This six-year Agreement includes a twelve-year pay scale, hourly increases upon ratification and each year, a per diem increase, a grievance process, and improved sick leave and vacation for our Allegiant Air Flight Attendants.