Whereas Alaska Airways pilots have come to a long-awaited tentative settlement, the alternative is true for now for flight attendants at Hawaii-centric, United Airways.
Beginning with the excellent news for Hawaii flyers, following three years of strife, a lot competition, and the prior 96% pilot strike approval, Alaska pilots and administration, yesterday, representatives for the pilots opted to approve a brand new tentative settlement. That contract stays to be confirmed by the remaining pilots, which is predicted to occur shortly.
Captain Will McQuillen, Chair of the Alaska Airways ALPA Grasp Govt Council (MEC)
We’re happy, after three years, that we have now reached an settlement addressing all of the areas during which we’ve lagged our mainline service pilot friends for almost a decade. Not solely does this settlement acknowledge the essential function pilots have performed within the success of Alaska Airways, it can additionally assist our airline stay aggressive within the trade.” — Will McQuillen, Captain/AS ALPA Chairperson.
Pilots are because of obtain wave will increase efficient 9/1/22. First officers are set to obtain from 8% to 23% extra whereas captains will obtain 15% to 23% extra pay. For captains, meaning their pay will probably be as a lot as $331/hour. Pilots fly as much as 1,000 hours per 12 months.
United Airways Honolulu flight attendant picketing subsequent week.
United Airways flight attendants, many in recognizable uniforms, will descend on Honolulu Airport and 14 different US, Guam, and London airports subsequent week. It’s anticipated that hundreds will take part within the deliberate September 27 sign-waving occasion which was promoted by the union within the picture above.
That is as a result of dispute between the Affiliation of Flight Attendants (AFA-CWA) and the airline, which the flight attendants union says is a results of “unsustainable working circumstances.”
The cities the place picketing is about to happen embrace Boston, Cleveland, Denver, Guam, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, London, Los Angeles, Newark, Orlando, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, Tampa, and Washington.
Among the many points alleged by the flight attendants, are the lengthy wait flight attendants undergo in an effort to schedule their flights. There are additionally circumstances below which flight attendants say they aren’t offered resort lodging or transportation.
The FA union stated that there have been “some inroads” made with administration, regardless of the labor motion. The union stated that it’s “no coincidence” that they’re seeing some modifications partially as a result of upcoming extremely seen “September twenty seventh Day of Motion.” The union’s plan is to maintain the strain on. “Members will come collectively to teach the touring public in regards to the points we face and concurrently guarantee administration is conscious of our Solidarity because it pertains to the problems we face.”
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