Sun Country, Pilots Reach Tentative Labor Agreement

Negotiations had taken a contentious turn earlier this year.

Sun Country Airlines has reached an agreement with the union that represents its 250 pilots, according to the Star Tribune.
Terms of the agreement were not available and would require approval by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA). If agreed to, they’d head off a potential showdown between labor, who authorized a strike earlier this year, and management, which had threatened to downsize or completely shut down the organization.
Both ALPA and Sun Country declined to comment.
Sun Country pilots are among the lowest paid in the industry. Keeping wages down has been a strategy for the carrier, as noted in TCB’s profile of Sun Country last year.