Posted on: 08 March 2011 by Mark Howells
Pinnacle Airlines, Inc, has reached a tentative agreement with the United Steelworkers AFL-CIO (USW) to amend the collective bargaining agreement covering 797 flight attendants which, if ratified, would provide a five-year extension to the collective bargaining agreement that became amendable on 31 January this year.
“The USW has a history of fair representation of employees, and we look forward to achieving continued operational excellence together,” remarked Phil Trenary, president and CEO of the airline’s parent, Pinnacle Airlines Corporation. “We thank the committees on both sides for their hard work and spirit of co-operation.”
“This agreement demonstrates that employees are valued and have a seat at the table,” commented Ken Ratliff, USW local union president. “The contract emphasises a commitment to work–life balance, diversity, and workplace flexibility, while taking into consideration the airline’s important work. Throughout the whole process, flight attendants and managers listened to each other and our relationship is improved as a result.”