Allegiant Pilots Elect Union Representation
LAS VEGAS, Aug. 23, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allegiant (Nasdaq:ALGT) has received notification from the National Mediation Board (NMB) that employees voting in the pilot election have chosen to be represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT).
"Allegiant respects the right of the pilot group to elect third-party representation, and we will work with the IBT to the best interests of both our employees and the Company," Maurice J. Gallagher, Jr., Allegiant CEO and Chairman, said. "Contract negotiations can be a lengthy process and we do not anticipate any disruptions to our business or operations."
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