Pinnacle Airlines announces tentative agreement with ground ops staff

Pinnacle Airlines, Inc, has reached a tentative agreement with the United Steelworkers AFL-CIO (USW) to amend the collective bargaining agreement covering 930 ground operations employees in Memphis and other locations in the US.

The union now has to put the agreement to the ground operations employees for ratification.

"The USW has a history of fair representation of employees, and understands that the mutual interest of employees and companies is for both to grow and prosper," said Phil Trenary, president and CEO of the airline’s parent, Pinnacle Airlines Corporation. "We look forward to continuing a meaningful and productive relationship, and we thank the committees on both sides for their hard work and spirit of co-operation."

"We are pleased by the efforts Pinnacle showed toward its commitment to a great relationship with the USW. It was an eye-opener to see how a union and management can work together to negotiate a solid contract," said Keith Dandridge, President of USW District 9, Local 736.

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