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IAM members at Spirit beat the heat with lump-sum payments


Brothers and Sisters, 

District 141 members at Spirit Airlines will receive a bonus paycheck after we signed a Letter of Agreement with the carrier this week. The lump-sum payment will go to 305 fleet service members working at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. The payments will be based on members’ seniority to give the company temporary relief of Article 3.E and 3.I until September 8, 2021. 

District Lodge 141 takes the protection of scope language very seriously. However, Spirit, like many carriers, has had a tough time ratcheting up their manpower to meet flight demand as we come out of the pandemic. 

We believe workers deserve a fair balance between life and their jobs. Members expressed concerns about working too much overtime that could lead to fatigue and errors which often cause accidents and injuries. 

Congratulations and thanks go to Assistant General Chairman Tony Gibson for his efforts in getting this deal done. I’d also like to commend Spirit Airlines for recognizing the fleet service workers had reached maximum working limits. This Letter of Agreement brings relief to both sides.

Payments will be as follows, payable to eligible employees in September 2021. 

Years of Service / Payment

0 / $1,120
1 / $1,270
2 / $1,470
3 / $1,670
4 / $1,870
5 / $2,120
6 / $2,370
7 / $2,620
8 / $2,870
9 / $3,120
10+ / $3,370

In Unity, 

Mike Klemm
President and Directing General Chair,
IAMAW District 141


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