Brothers and Sisters,
Your Negotiations Committee (NC) met with the Company on April 2, 3 and 4th at Allegiant Air Headquarters. The Union and the Company made passes and worked on Articles 12, Training, 19 Grievance Procedure, 20 Board of Arbitration, 23 Management Rights and 24 Labor-Management Cooperation. A Tentative Agreement was reached on Article 12 Training as well a Protocol Agreement. All in all, it was another productive negotiations session.
The next negotiations meeting is scheduled for the week of May 14th.
The IBT International Negotiating Team met on 8/20 thru 8/22 to finish putting together the framework of what will be your first Teamster Contract. We were able to complete the framework and have scheduled meetings with the rank and file negotiating committee members 10/23 and 10/24 to begin crafting the language we will use in face to face bargaining with the company. Once we have prepared our documents we will schedule meetings with the company’s negotiators and begin the process.
More than three years after bargaining, Allegiant Airlines pilots represented by Teamsters Local 1224 have reached a tentative agreement on their first union contract with the airline on Tuesday, June 21, 2016. Teamsters and company negotiators have agreed to meet the week of June 27 to finalize the contract language. There are more than 700 pilots in the bargaining unit.
Allegiant Air continued to experience a high rate of emergency landings, cancelations, and delays due to preventable mechanical issues from September 2015 to January 2016, according to an investigation released today by The Aviation Mechanics Coalition (TAMC).