Wondering why so many Frontier pilots are wearing buttons with “100/100” on them? The F9 pilots have begun voting on a strike authorization ballot – and their goal is 100 percent participation and 100 percent support of their MEC. Voting began August 23 and continues until September 8. Pilots at Frontier are the lowest-paid narrow body operators in North America, and earn as much as 40 percent less than their peers at airlines flying similar equipment.
ALPA’s Frontier group has also opened a new online channel to explain their negotiating efforts to other aviators. The FrontierPilotFacts.com website is designed to inform all pilots, and especially pilots possibly seeking work at Frontier, on the realities of pay, benefits, and other contract shortfalls at the airline.
“We encourage all ALPA members to like our ‘Frontier MEC’ Facebook page, visit the new website, and encourage their family, friends, and coworkers to do the same,” said FFT MEC Chairman Tracy Smith. “The sooner we can rally support from the public, the faster we can complete our negotiations and get the new contract we need and have earned.”