- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 17, 2016

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaiian Airlines pilots have voted to allow their union representatives to call for a strike if contract talks don’t end in a new collective bargaining agreement.

A statement from the Air Line Pilots Association, which represents the pilots, said Tuesday that of the pilots who voted, 99 percent agreed to letting the representatives call for a strike if necessary.

Capt. Hoon Lee, who’s the chairman of the Air Line Pilots Association unit at Hawaiian Airlines, says it shows “the deep anger our pilots feel toward their senior management.”

The release says the vote doesn’t mean a strike is imminent. The National Mediation Board must first decide against more mediation efforts and then offer to arbitrate the dispute. If either side declines arbitration, they enter a “cooling off” period, and can go on strike 30 days later.


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide