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Allegiant Air sued by US labour union

US labour union The International Brotherhood of Teamsters Airline Division and Teamsters Local 1224 said they have filed a lawsuit against US carrier Allegiant Air (NASDAQ: ALGT) on November 15 in the federal district court in Ft Lauderdale Florida.

The lawsuit alleges that Allegiant Air is violating the Railway Labor Act by disregarding many of the provisions and protections contained in the Work Rules Agreement negotiated by Allegiant Air and AAPAG, the former independent union representing the pilots of Allegiant Air.

According to the Teamsters, Allegiant Air´s decision to unilaterally implement a preferential bid system, in violation of the existing scheduling rules, is one of the matters raised in the lawsuit.

The pilots´ union contends that this is just the latest example in a long list of Allegiant Air´s disregard of the negotiated agreement that was reached with AAPAG.

The Airline Professionals Association Teamsters Local 1224 is affiliated with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Airline Division and represents nearly 4000 members among ten air carriers that operate both passenger and cargo aircraft.

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