Teamsters Sue Sun Country Airlines Over Worker Retaliation
Union Vows to Fight Against Company’s Anti-Worker Tactics
The Teamsters have filed suit in U.S. District Court against Sun Country Airlines, seeking reinstatement and damages for a dozen Minneapolis-based fleet workers unlawfully fired by the airline in retaliation for voting to unionize in January.
The lawsuit was filed on March 15 by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and Teamsters Local 970 in Minneapolis.
Immediately following the filing of the lawsuit, Sun Country management reached out to Teamsters Airline Division representatives to begin contract negotiations.
The Division is committed to protecting Teamsters at Sun Country and ensuring justice is served for our members.
“Every Sun Country worker can see the company is trying to divide us ahead of contract negotiations. Thanks to the employer showing its true colors, our members are more united than ever,” said Airline Division international representative Angel Cantu. “The first step of negotiations is to return our members back to service.”
Local 970 represents 200 fleet service and ramp workers at Sun Country. Teamsters Local 120 represents 600 flight attendants with the airline.
This is not the first time Teamsters have taken the fight to Sun Country just this year. In February, Teamster flight attendants held an informational picket line outside of Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport to demand Sun Country negotiate a fair contract with better pay. A week later, a tentative agreement was reached.