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Allegiant Air pilots vote to authorize strike

After more than two years of contract talks, Allegiant Air pilots have voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike if necessary.

Here’s a (link) to the news release from the Airline Professionals Association, the union that represents the Allegiant pilots. The vote doesn’t mean a strike is imminent; according to Reuters (link) government approval would be needed for a walkout to happen. It does ramp up the pressure, though, in the contract negotiations.

“If Allegiant continues to stonewall in negotiations and continues to disregard the federal court’s injunction ordering it to restore the pilots’ work rules, then a pilot strike at Allegiant Air will be very realistic,” said APA Teamsters Local 1224 President Daniel Wells in the news release.

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