Union, Allegiant agree on attendants for Hawaii routes

Airline originally wanted to use part-time attendants

Published  2:21 PM HST Feb 05, 2013
Allegiant Air 757-200
HONOLULU -

A flight attendants union says it has agreed with Allegiant Air on attendants for routes between Honolulu and other cities.

Transport Workers Union Local 577 said Tuesday that the agreement covers flights between Boise, Idaho, Phoenix and Spokane, Wash.

The union says Allegiant originally wanted to use part-time flight attendants to cover the routes, but changed its mind and is now hiring attendants based in Honolulu to fly the new routes as well as existing routes to California and elsewhere.

Hawaii law requires companies to provide health benefits for companies who work more than 20 hours each week.

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