The Teamsters want to represent Allegiant’s pilots

Allegiant Air‘s (Las Vegas) pilots will soon have a choice whether they want to be represented by the Teamsters or continue to directly negotiate with the company.

The airline issued the following statement:

“Allegiant has received notification from the National Mediation Board (NMB) that International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Airline Division has filed an application for a representation election on behalf of Allegiant Air pilots. This will be the first time Allegiant pilots have voted on union representation.

“We strongly believe that Allegiant’s success is attributable in large part to our pilots and the direct, open relationship we have with them,” Maurice J. Gallagher, Jr., Allegiant CEO and Chairman, said. “We are committed to ensuring a fair election and we are confident Allegiant pilots will cast their votes based on the facts, and not rush to judgment based on IBT propaganda.”

Copyright Photo: Eddie Maloney. Formerly operated by Britannia Airways/Thomsonfly/Thomson Airways as G-BYAO, the pictured Boeing 757-204 at hot Las Vegas joined the Allegiant fleet as N905NV on March 15, 2012 in time to launch new low-fare flights to Hawaii.