Hawaiian Airlines Flight Attendants, members of AFA-CWA, voted Wednesday by an overwhelming 99.9 percent to authorize a strike, with more than 95 percent participation.
"This historic strike vote takes our contract fight to an entirely new level. Hawaiian Flight Attendants are sending an emphatic message to management: Delay is not acceptable; we demand the contract we deserve because we earn it every day," said AFA-CWA Hawaiian President Sharon Soper.
Negotiations began in January 2017 and are overseen by the National Mediation Board (NMB). Lack of progress could lead to the NMB declaring the negotiations deadlocked and releasing both parties into a 30-day "cooling off" period leading to a strike deadline.