Saturday, February 14, 2009

Alaska Airlines flight attendants have tentative contract agreement

Alaska Airlines B737-400The flight attendants' union at Alaska Airlines announced that they have reached a tentative agreement (TA) on a proposed two-year contract extension. The TA will be circulated to the union membership and a vote will be scheduled. The Association of Flight Attendants (AFA), which represents Alaska flight attendants, says that if the TA does not receive membership approval, the union will begin preparations for
traditional negotiations beginning this spring.

"We understand the benefit in having a stable labor agreement in the face of the challenging times ahead," said Kelle Wells, president of the Alaska Airlines unit of AFA. "This proposal offers pay increases for flight attendants while keeping our insurance formula and work rules intact. Our members will now evaluate whether this tentative agreement and the associated changes are in their best interests and vote accordingly."

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UPDATE Mar. 12, 2009: Alaska Airlines flight attendants ratify contract extension