(WASHINGTON) – Today, Allegiant Airlines mechanics and related technicians filed a petition for representation by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters with the National Mediation Board (NMB).
The petition is supported by an overwhelming majority of the eligible workers, more than meeting the 50 percent interest threshold established by the NMB. It is expected to trigger an election to determine the workers’ collective bargaining representative. Under the Railway Labor Act, it will be a secret ballot election.
Allegiant Airlines employs about 350 mechanics and related technicians, primarily in Las Vegas and in Sanford, Florida, but also in 10 other stations throughout the country. The Teamsters already represent pilots and flight dispatchers employed by Allegiant Airlines.
“We’re expecting the National Mediation Board to set a date for the election sometime in the next two months,” said Capt. David Bourne, Director of the Teamsters Airline Division. “The mechanics at Allegiant Airlines recognize the power that Teamster representation brings to their co-workers as well as mechanics at companies like United Airlines and UPS Air Cargo, and they want in on the action.”
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