Flight Options Pilots Authorize Strike

 - October 30, 2009, 8:17 AM

IBT 1108, the union representing Flight Options pilots, on October 19 said 90 percent of those voting in a strike-authorization vote approved a strike if they are released for self help. Union officials and Flight Options management were to meet late last month for the final round of National Mediation Board-led negotiations on an initial contract. If no agreement is reached, then the union could be released for self help after a 30-day cooling-off period, meaning the pilots could go on strike late this month.