(LAS VEGAS) – The Teamsters Union and Allegiant Air reached an agreement in principle yesterday for the 34 dispatchers employed at Allegiant. This will be the first contract for the dispatchers since they voted to join the Teamsters.
“I’m proud of our dispatchers,” said Capt. David Bourne, Director of the Teamsters Airline Division. “These workers fought bravely to get their union and now they’re close to getting their first contract. I’m glad we’ve been able to work productively with the company to get these negotiations to this point.”
“I’d like to thank the negotiating committee for all of their hard work at the table,” said Bob Fisher, Airline Division International Representative and Lead Negotiator. “The committee was able to work professionally and proficiently with company negotiators to resolve outstanding issues. I am looking forward to working with the airline to finalize this agreement and deliver a long-awaited contract.”
The Teamsters will work with the company in the next few weeks to finalize the agreement and determine final contract language which will go to the membership for a vote.
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