Pilots Union Seeks To Ground Pinnacle Incentive Plan

Law360, New York (October 26, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A pilots union is fighting a Pinnacle Air Lines Inc. bonus plan that was implemented to aid pilot recruitment and retention as a ploy to keep the company operational without raising pilot pay.

The Air Line Pilots Association International, which is currently negotiating a collective bargaining agreement with Pinnacle, filed a lawsuit Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota.

The suit seeks an injunction against Pinnacle's bonus programs, which offer newly hired pilots $750 for training completion and another $500 after six...
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