Federal Judge Blocks Strike By Allegiant Air Pilots
Written by JT on May 5, 2015
Las Vegas Court Issues Injunction Preventing Teamster Pilots From Walking Off The Job
Allegiant Air said in a news release Saturday that it had been successful in receiving a court order blocking the Teamsters from striking and “safeguarding Allegiant’s passengers from travel disruptions.”
A court in Las Vegas has issued an injunction against the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 1224, the union representing its pilots. The injunction will prevent the Teamsters from striking and potentially disrupting travel for thousands of passengers. Fox News reports that the judge said the pilots could not strike while the two sides were in mediation.
“With the threat of a strike lifted, Allegiant looks forward to directing its time and energy back to the negotiating table to work on securing a contract that will be beneficial to both its pilots and the company,” the regional carrier said in the release.
The union had argued that the airline had not complies with a court order to restore work rules in the pilot’s contract, and should be allowed to go on strike, but the judge disagreed.