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Hawaiian Airlines pilots open strike operations center

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KALIHI (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Hawaiian Airlines pilots continue to signal their willingness to walk off the job as they opened a strike operations center in Kalihi on Wednesday.

No strike is possible for at least six to eight more weeks, but the pilots union says it will use the space to coordinate communication with crews scattered around the Pacific if a strike becomes imminent.

"Our management, by their negotiating tactics, is forcing us into a corner and this is just one of the avenues that we have to unfortunately open up to get to our market rate contract," Hawaiian Airlines pilot, Matthew Merrill said.

Hawaiian Airlines pilots say they are paid 45 percent less than those at similar airlines.

Hawaiian Airlines' management has told other employees that there is no imminent threat of a strike.

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