Allegiant Airlines Mechanics seek teamster representation

Allegiant Airlines mechanics and related technicians have filed a petition for representation by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters with the National Mediation Board (NMB), the group said.

The petition is supported by a majority of the eligible workers, more than meeting the 50 percent interest threshold established by the NMB. It is expected to trigger an election to determine the workers´ collective bargaining representative. Under the Railway Labor Act, it will be a secret ballot election.

Allegiant Airlines employs about 350 mechanics and related technicians, primarily in Las Vegas and in Sanford, Florida, but also in 10 other stations throughout the country. The Teamsters already represent pilots and flight dispatchers employed by Allegiant Airlines.

Founded in 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents 1.4 million hardworking men and women throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Visit www.teamster.org for more information.