Frontier pilots to demonstrate in Denver amid pay fight
Posted: 12:06 PM, Dec 07, 2017
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Michael Francis McElroy
<p>CLEVELAND, OHIO - OCTOBER 15: A Frontier Airlines plane is parked at a gate at Cleveland Hopkins Airport on October 15, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. Recently diagnosed Ebola patient, health care worker Amber Vinson, traveled on Frontier Airlines from Dallas to Cleveland with a low fever on October 10, and returned to Dallas on October 13. (Photo by Michael Francis McElroy/Getty Images)</p>
DENVER (AP) — Frontier Airlines pilots plan to demonstrate in Denver to try to gain public support for their fight for a pay raise.
The union representing the pilots says they'll hold an informational picket and rally at Civic Center Park on Thursday following what it called another round of fruitless contract talks.
In September, the pilots voted to authorize a strike if a new contract can't be reached with the Denver-based discount airline.
The Air Line Pilots Association says Frontier pilots are ready to ask the federal government to release them from mediation, opening the door to a possible strike.
Federal law makes it difficult to strike in the airline industry so demonstrations aimed at the public are common during contract negotiations.
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