In its lawsuit, Spirit said the parties are in agreement on 22 out of 31 sections of a new collective bargaining agreement but remain “far apart” on pay rate issues.
The unionized pilots have asked for more than $1.9 billion in wages, retirement benefits, profit-sharing and retroactive pay over a five year period, while Spirit has proposed a package worth more than $440 million, the company asserted in its court filing.
Spirit said its offer would result in a 30 percent pay hike for the pilots at the signing of the new contract.
Wow! With the numbers you provided they are about 1.5 Billion in cost apart. That it huge difference. When our Pilots and co. were at differences in cost all in, the Pilots told the shareholders that they were 110 million apart. The shareholders response was, that's nothing. But to be 1.5 Billion apart and at Spirit? Yea that is huge. I do agree that we (airline industry, passengers and employees) would be much better off without Spirit around anymore. Now, on that point, Maybe JB could step in and purchase them so they can merge into a larger airline for growth and expansion? Just thinking out loud here.
Wow. All of a sudden they have come to an agreement to stop the pilots action. I guess the customer brawl when the flights were canceled worked in the favor of the pilots. Would be very interesting to get a hold of that agreement and read it.