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After three years Allegiant Air pilots ratified union contract

Staff Writer |
After more than three years of bargaining, Allegiant Air pilots represented by Teamsters Local 1224 ratified their first union contract with the airline.

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“Together, we’ve achieved something that few in our industry thought was possible,” said Allegiant Air Captain and Executive Council Chairman Cameron Graff.

“But we knew that by sticking together, we could win a contract that raises standards for our industry and gives our families the stability we need. This is a turning point for Allegiant pilots and our company, and we are looking forward to working with management to make our airline the best it can be for our passengers.”

This union agreement gives pilots for the first time the full job protections of a contract, a critical component to a safe working environment and airline. This will include full participation in critical FAA safety programs.

Other contract highlights include immediate raises for all pilots, a 150 percent increase in the company’s 401(k) matching contribution, up to four weeks of paid vacation, an improved scheduling system and the ability for pilots to fund their union and defend their contract through a dispute resolution process.

More than 85 percent of voting Allegiant pilots voted to ratify the contract through anonymous ballots between mid-July and July 28.

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