MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — Sun Country Airlines pilots have voted to authorize union leaders to call a strike if they can’t reach a federally-mediated contract agreement with management.
The Air Line Pilots Association says 100 percent of Sun Country pilots voting on the strike agree to authorization. That includes 209 pilots.READ MORE: While Reported STDs Decreased Last Year, Pandemic Disruptions Give Cause Of Uncertainty
Local union chairman Capt. Dennis Vanatta says Sun Country pilots are the lowest-paid Boeing 737 pilots in the U.S.READ MORE: Target Announces Plan To Cut Emissions To Net-Zero In Next 2 Decades
The pilots’ union and Sun Country began working with a federal mediator in May 2012. In order to go on strike, the National Mediation Board must first decide that additional mediation efforts would not be productive and extend an offer to arbitrate the dispute. If either side declines arbitration, the parties enter a 30-day “cooling off” period before any action is taken.MORE NEWS: President Biden To Discuss Agriculture In Wisconsin Next Week
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