On November 21, the Transport Workers Union (TWU) announced that it had reached a tentative agreement with Allegiant on what would be the airline’s first contract covering its 1,150 flight attendants. TWU was elected by Allegiant flight attendants in 2010. In the seven years since, flight attendants unsuccessfully attempted to decertify TWU* and rejected a first tentative agreement in the summer of 2016 by a vote of 600 (against) to 185 (in favor).
While details of this latest tentative agreement have not been released, TWU called it an “outstanding package of wage increases, first-time benefits, and across-the-board improvements in a host of areas that will put more money in everyone’s pockets.” The deal would provide a top-of-scale (at 12 years) rate of $45.35 on date-of-signing, up from $34.00 today. Allegiant flight attendants have not received a pay scale increase since TWU was elected in 2010.
If approved by flight attendants, the new contract would run for five years.
*For more information on the decertification effort, click here.