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An Important Message from Your Spirit MEC Leadership - Monday, May 08, 2017

In our last message to the pilot group on Friday, May 5, 2017, we communicated that the Company has accused the Association and Spirit pilots of instigating a concerted action to disrupt its operations by discouraging pilots from picking up open time flying or accepting junior assignments. We also notified you that the Company might seek emergency relief in federal court to restore its operations. Please be assured that the SPA MEC has been working closely with ALPA National and we are prepared for any legal action that might be brought by Spirit Airlines. We will actively defend our organization, its officers, and members and will inform you if the Company files a lawsuit against us.....

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An Important Message from your Spirit MEC Regarding the Temporary Restraining Order - Monday, May 08, 2017

Today, May 8, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida entered a Temporary Restraining Order broadly enjoining the Spirit pilots, ALPA, your MEC Officers and Representatives and Members of the MEC Negotiating Committee from interfering with Spirit’s flight operations.

Under order of the Court, we must immediately resume normal flight operations. You must resume your normal working schedule and practices: pick up open time flying and accept junior assignment flying....

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Vital Message from Your MEC - Friday, May 05, 2017

Over the past several days, Spirit Airlines has experienced a high level of flight cancellations. The Company has informed us that it believes the primary cause of this problem is lack of volunteers for open time flying and has accused the Association and Spirit pilots of instigating a concerted action to disrupt operations by discouraging pilots from picking up this flying. The Company also notified us that they intend to seek emergency relief in federal court against such activity if it does not cease immediately.

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