Teamsters Local 455 maintenance controllers ratify contract with Frontier Airlines

Teamsters Local 455 has announced it has ratified its first contract with Frontier Airlines, a commercial budget air carrier, the company said.

The new collective bargaining agreement will be in place for five years, but includes up to 10 years of pay raises.

The agreement comes shortly after the Teamsters ratified a contract with the company that covers their aircraft appearance agents. The maintenance controller contract provides for a number of substantial benefits, including a 40 percent wage increase, overtime after eight hours, seniority rights, a grievance procedure and a process for resolving disputes. The contract also guarantees several different types of paid and unpaid time off, including a leave of absence for members of the military.

International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents 1.4 million men and women throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.