Evergreen International Airlines’ pilots authorize a strike

Evergreen International Airlines’ (Marana) crewmembers, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), voted for a strike if an agreement is not reached with their management. In a recent strike ballot issued by the union leadership to the pilot group, 97 percent of crewmembers voted in favor of a lawful strike, should it become necessary to conclude a fair collective agreement with Evergreen management according to ALPA. More than 86 percent of eligible pilots participated in the polling. The pilots have been in negotiations since 2005.

The parties are tentatively scheduled to go back to the negotiating table in February and remain under the jurisdiction of the National Mediation Board (NMB). A strike could ensue only after the NMB releases the parties into economic self-help after the expiration of a 30-day cooling-off period.

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