Spirit Airlines’ pilots threaten a strike on June 12

Spirit Airlines’ (Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood) pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), announced they have received confirmation of the 30-day cooling-off period from the National Mediation Board (NMB). The NMB has given the two sides until 12:01 a.m., Eastern time, Saturday, June 12, to reach an agreement on a new pilot contract. After that time, pilot leaders may call a lawful strike.

Read the full press release by ALPA:

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Spirit-Pilots-to-Management-bw-3373593958.html?x=0&.v=1

In a battle of dueling press releases, management issued this press release pledging to work with ALPA to find an agreement in the next 30 days:

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Spirit-Airlines-Comments-on-bw-163077026.html?x=0&.v=1