10 April 2014
Alaska Airlines´ 2,500 clerical, office and passenger service employees, who are represented by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, said they have ratified a new five-year contract.
The contract was approved by 62 percent of those who voted.
The contract includes pay raises and job security provisions, among other improvements.
The previous three-year contract became amendable on Jan. 1 and a tentative agreement was reached on Feb. 3. Contracts in the airline industry do not expire. Once they become amendable, the current contract remains in effect until a new agreement is ratified.
Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serves nearly 100 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. For reservations, visit www.alaskaair.com.