Alaska Air Reaches Tentative Agreement with Reservationists, Ramp Agents, Clerical Workers

By Paul Riegler on 18 June 2019
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IMG_4342Alaska Airlines announced a tentative agreement with the union that represents its reservations agents, ramp workers, passenger service agents, and office workers.

The roughly 5,000 employees are represented by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers,.

The tentative agreement provides for a 10% to 16% increase in base wage rates, on average, a mechanism to ensure wages keep pace with the cost of living, a reduction in health insurance costs, and an increase in retirement benefits.

Other significant improvements include paid parental leave, an increase in the number of family sick days from four to six, and a wage review mechanism that ensures that wages keep pace with the industry without opening up renegotiations.

The contract, once ratified by the union’s membership, will also prohibit outsourcing of work covered by the agreement.

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