Alaska Airlines, Flight Attendants, Reach Tentative Agreement on New Contract

By Paul Riegler on 9 October 2014
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An Alaska Airlines plane in Seattle

An Alaska Airlines plane in Seattle

Alaska Airlines and its flight attendants union announced that they had reached a tentative agreement on a new contract late Thursday.

The news follows over two years of contract negotiations between the Association of Flight Attendants, which represents 3,300 flight attendants, and the airline.  The five-year agreement was reached with the participation of the National Mediation Board.

The tentative agreement must first be approved by the union’s board.  A ratification vote by the general membership would follow in December.

The deal “will provide for enhanced productivity for the future,” said Ben Minicucci, the airline’s executive vice president.  Jeffrey Peterson, the president of the union’s master executive council, said that the negotiating committee “is pleased with the results” as well and looks forward to presenting for approval.

Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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