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ALPA files lawsuit against Spirit Airlines

In the wake of the Air Line Pilots Association filing a lawsuit against Sprit Airlines, the carrier announced that the work rule concessions they have asked for are imperative for the airline to remain competitive. Fuel prices have tripled in the last 24 months and many carriers have ceased to fly due to the economic downturn. Spirit’s president and CEO, Ben Baldanza, recently announced: (quote) The work rule adjustments were among dozens of cost savings initiatives implemented at Spirit in response to unprecedented oil prices and a slowing US economy.(quote)Each of the changes is permitted under the existing collective bargaining agreement. We understand that some of our pilots are unhappy about the changes but, in our view, the work rule adjustments are critically necessary in these challenging times for the well being of the company and our employees. Each issue is being negotiated in already scheduled arbitrations or in our ongoing collective bargaining under supervision of a Federal mediator. (quote)

Baldanza further stated, (quote) the negative effect of current market conditions on the airline industry is unprecedented. Spirit certainly is not singling out its pilots, who do an outstanding job every day and have helped the company reduce fuel consumption and other costs. We believe that the airlines that step up to these tough choices will protect the most jobs and have the best chance at securing a stable future for their employees. (quote)

05.09.2008. 06:02




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