Posted on: 21 October 2011 by Mark Howells
Pinnacle Airlines Corporation’s wholly owned subsidiary, Pinnacle Airlines Inc, has announced that a revised tentative agreement with the United Steelworkers AFL-CIO (USW) to amend the collective bargaining agreement covering 871 flight attendants has been ratified, thus providing a five-year extension to the collective bargaining agreement that became amendable on 31 January 2011.
"This contract is fair to both the airline and our flight attendants," said Sean Menke, president and CEO of Pinnacle Airlines Corp. "It recognises their critical role in our operations and underscores their importance to the safety of our passengers and crew. We thank the committees for their hard work and look forward to continuing to build operational excellence together."
"The negotiating team is confident that we have secured an agreement that is both competitive in the regional airline industry and rewarding to our Pinnacle Airline flight attendants while ensuring the long term viability of the company," said Loretta Stronski, president, USW Local 772. "It shows that employees are valued and have a seat at the bargaining table."
Stronski praised the local’s bargaining committee including bargaining committee chairperson Cathy Koenig for their endless hours of research and commitment to the members.