(LAS VEGAS, Nev.) – The International Brotherhood of Teamsters Airline Division and Teamsters Local 986 have reached a tentative agreement with Allegiant Air on a five-year contract for approximately 34 flight dispatchers at the company.
“Congratulations to everyone who worked to reach an agreement that is amenable to both the company and its flight dispatchers,” said Capt. David Bourne, Teamsters Airline Division Director. “This is a very important agreement that we believe will assist the company in its quest to become an industry powerhouse.”
The tentative agreement comes shortly after an election in which the company’s mechanics voted to join the Teamsters. A contract ratification vote for the flight dispatchers is anticipated before the end of July.
“This contract includes significant improvements in job security, benefits and compensation,” said Chris Griswold, Local 986 Secretary-Treasurer. “I’m pleased that we were able to work with the company and our membership to reach a contract that reflects the dedication and professionalism embodied by the flight dispatchers at Allegiant Air.”
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