FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
December 21, 2017
Allegiant Air Flight Attendants Ratify Historic First Contract
Transport Workers Union Celebrates Long-Fought Victory for New Members
The Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO (TWU) Local 577 voted to ratify their first-ever contract with Allegiant Air today, offering flight attendants at the airline their first labor agreement with the company following over six years of negotiations.
With over 95 percent of the membership participating, the contract was ratified by 70 percent. The agreement offers the over 1,100 flight attendants at the airline several key workplace victories, including better wages, sick leave, and grievance procedures. It’s a significant vote of confidence in TWU from the Allegiant work group, who faced interference from both the company and other efforts. With this ratification, the decision is clear: flight attendants trust the union to listen to their concerns and stand up for them when they need it.
“The rank and file flight attendants and the TWU leadership were determined to win a solid contract from Allegiant Air,” said John Samuelsen, the union’s International President. “Together, we launched a strategic campaign against the company that bore fruit quickly. These members should be very proud for standing up to Allegiant and taking control of their own destiny.”