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Pilot Strike Q&A
12/8/2014 6:15:32 PM by Admin 577

The Allegiant Pilots represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, have been in negotiations with Management for over two years. The Teamsters recently notified their Members that they will be conducting a strike authorization vote before the end of the year. As the Teamster notification states, “a vote authorizing a strike does not mean we will strike; it’s merely a green light for the union if/when the time comes to request a release [from the NMB] for self-help.”

 

None of us ever wants to have to strike. And, the Pilots themselves have indicated that a strike is a last resort. We, however, understand the frustration of the Pilots. We have engaged in mediation for over two years in an effort to reach a tentative agreement; we have done everything we can to negotiate a fair contract, while Management has refused to bargain in good faith on the issues that matter most to our Members.

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Happy Thanksgiving 577
11/27/2014 10:31:18 AM by Admin 577

Thanksgiving has evolved into a time our nation gives thanks. As Allegiant Flight Attendants, we’ve had our fair share of challenges over the last year and sometimes it’s been difficult to see anything positive.

 

We’ve seen numerous violations of our work-rules and a near constant requirement for us to monitor our pay and seniority. Now, the threat of a Pilot strike looms in the future as our Inflight department sends would-be scabs through recurrent training.

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Way It Was Wednesday
11/27/2014 9:59:43 AM by Admin 577
"Remember when Crew Services only had four people and 'bankers' hours?
 
If you had to call in to crew services for any issues during their off hours, you had to leave a message and hope they would get it. Calls would sometimes get routed to dispatch, and they would call in the middle of the night to assign trips."
Tonia Williams (LAS)
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