Allegiant Travel strikes tentative deal with Allegiant Air pilots

Allegiant Travel Co said it has
struck a tentative contract arrangement with pilots at its
Allegiant Air after extended settlements. The deal comes after years of unsuccessful contract talks
and allegations made by the pilots union that Allegiant failed
to follow a July 2014 federal court injunction that directed
the affordable carrier to restore the pilots’ advantages and work
guideline securities to levels negotiated previously.

The tentative arrangement should be voted on and ratified by
Allegiant Air pilots, who were represented by the International
Brotherhood of Teamsters, and the results are expected in late
July, the company said.

Last year, the air pilots threatened to go on a strike however
they were blocked by a U.S. court after Allegiant took legal action against the
pilots’ union stating they had actually breached the Railway Labor Act by
transferring to strike prior to the celebrations had actually applied every effort to
settle their disputes.

Later the company stated it would raise its pilots’ pay by 5-7
percent per hour efficient May 1, 2015 and that the Federal
Air travel Administration (FAA) had stepped up its security of
labor disagreements at the affordable airline company operator.

( Reporting by Shivam Srivastava in Bengaluru; Editing by
Gopakumar Warrier).

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