Southwest Airlines maintenance technicians reject tentative agreement

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) facilities maintenance technicians have rejected the tentative agreement negotiators reached in late October, the company said.

The five-year deal would have become the group´s first contract since being accreted into the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA).

According to the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA), 34 of 37 eligible Employees voted on the agreement, with 19 voting against it.

Senior Director Corporate Facilities John Zuzu said the company will assess the results of the vote and determine its future action.

Section VI negotiations officially began in June 2013.

In its 46th year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) operates a network of 101 destinations in the United States and eight additional countries with more than 3,900 departures a day during peak travel season.