Alaska Airlines, AMFA report tentative agreement for aircraft technicians

Alaska Airlines and the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) have reported a tentative agreement on a proposed five-year contract for the carrier´s 700 aircraft technicians and related employees, the company said.

The company said the proposed contract includes pay increases and added job protection provisions. The agreement was reached 53 days past the current amendable date.

AMFA is a large craft union representing aircraft technicians and related employees and serves members at Alaska and Southwest Airlines.

Alaska Airlines, together with its regional partners, flies 32 million customers a year to more than 110 cities with an average of 970 daily flights throughout the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico and soon Cuba.