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Hawaiian Airlines pilots form picket line to call for new contract

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Dozens of Hawaiian Airlines pilots walked in a picket line Wednesday at the Honolulu International Airport amid frustrations after failing to reach new contractual agreements. 

The pilots have been without a contract since last September, and they say that they could be going on a strike soon if a new deal isn't drawn up. 

"We're just here because we haven't had any movements in negotiations. The company has been dragging their feet at the bargaining table and our pilots are frustrated," Sheila Davis of Air Line Pilots Association, the union representing the pilots, said.

The union recently allocated $2 million to fund strike preparation efforts.

Hawaiian Airlines say that the union is asking for $74 million more in compensation for roughly 600 workers in the first contract year. The airline added that their pilots are very well compensated.

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